Lost in the Stacks: Cruising Attitude

Cruising AttitudeHeather Poole never wanted to be a flight attendant – that was her mother’s dream, not hers – but issues with a college roommate and some not so subtle nudging from her mother convinced her to give it a try. After a three month stint as a flight attendant at the value airline Sun Jet (think duct tape, legendary mechanical delays, and tacky uniforms), Heather was completely hooked: she loved the flexible lifestyle, the travel perks, and never knowing what each day would bring. It was the perfect career, if only she could ditch the embarrassing budget Sun Jet and upgrade to a major airline.

Heather got her wish, but not without a price: a grueling seven-and-a-half week training course designed to winnow out the weaklings and turn the survivors into paranoid freaks. Show up one minute late for a class? Start packing your bags! Question the mandated color of lipstick? Start packing your bags! Accidentally point to the wrong escape route during a simulated emergency? That’s right, start packing your bags! Happily Heather graduated and received her wings, but now the real crazy would begin: the passengers.

A bubbly journey through the friendly skies above and crashpads below, Cruising Attitude by Heather Poole delights the reader with funny, charming, outrageous anecdotes about life as a flight attendant.


Julie Nelson

Constant reader, book selector, shameless promoter of good reads - these are just a few of the things I do as a Collection Development Professional. I love sharing the hidden gems in our nonfiction collection!