• Paperback: 272 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Original edition (March 6, 2012)
Flying the not-so-friendly skies…
In her more than fifteen years as an airline flight attendant, Heather Poole has seen it all. She’s witnessed all manner of bad behavior at 35,000 feet and knows what it takes for a traveler to become the most hated passenger onboard. She’s slept in flight attendant crashpads in “Crew Gardens,” Queens—sharing small bedrooms crammed with bunk beds with a parade of attractive women who come and go at all hours, prompting suspicious neighbors to jump to the very worst conclusions. She’s watched passengers and coworkers alike escorted off the planes by police. She can tell you why it’s a bad idea to fall for a pilot but can be a very good one (in her case) to date a business-class passenger. Heather knows everything about flying in a post-9/11 world—and she knows what goes on behind the scenes, things the passengers would never dream.
Heather’s true stories in Cruising Attitude are surprising, hilarious, sometimes outrageously incredible—the very juiciest of “galley gossip” delightfully intermingled with the eye-opening, unforgettable chronicle of her fascinating life in the sky.
Heather Poole has been published in The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2010. Her regular online column, “Galley Gossip: Confessions from the Jumpseat with Heather Poole,” has received more than two million views and is featured on AOL’s award-winning travel website, Gadling.com.
Heather’s Tour Stops
Tuesday, March 6th: Broken Teepee
Wednesday, March 7th: Brandi Reads
Thursday, March 8th: Seaside Book Nook
Monday, March 12th: 2 Kids and Tire Book Reviews
Tuesday, March 13th: Walking With Nora
Wednesday, March 14th: BookNAround
Thursday, March 15th: Kritters Ramblings
Tuesday, March 20th: Book Dilettante
Wednesday, March 21st: Helen’s book Blog
Friday, March 30th: Book Club Classics!