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I was on the plane, I swear,
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This review is from: This Is Your Captain Speaking: A Novel (Paperback)
Far be it for me to point out that I almost died on that plane. There I was, pinned to the fuselage's ceiling, wondering if I would ever see my kids again. Then we all discovered it was a ruse, and there was much rejoicing. Then we discovered Mr. Methven, who dreamed up our hellish descent and was writing a crap novel about it. He and I spent sleepless nights working and reworking my characters' dialogue. And even though I didn't think he had an inkling of how I would really react, I approved it because I thought he was my ticket to getting a foot in the door with the Hollywood crowd. Then it turns out his bastard editor cut all my speaking parts, followed by seat assignment, followed by my entire character. The word count was too much, she said. The character was unnecessary, she barked. I almost died on that plane, and for what? There were a whole bunch of us that got axed in the editing process. Thanks for nothing. He doesn't even mention us in the acknowledgements.