Cruising Attitude by Heather Poole
Tales of Crashpads, Crew Drama, and Crazy Passengers at 35,000 Feet

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7 Critic Reviews

Whether you’re a frequent or once-a-year flier, there’s something for everyone in this witty tell-all.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

Real-life flight attendant Heather Poole has written a charming and funny insider’s account of life and work in the not-always-friendly skies. Cruising Attitude is a Coffee, Tea, or Me? for the 21st century, as the author parlays her fifteen years of flight experience into a delightful account of crazy airline passengers and crew drama, of overcrowded crashpads in “Crew Gardens” Queens and finding love at 35,000 feet. The popular author of “Galley Gossip,” a weekly column for AOL’s award-winning travel website Gadling.com, Poole not only shares great stories, but also explains the ins and outs of flying, as seen from the flight attendant’s jump seat.
 

About Heather Poole

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Heather Poole has worked for a major US carrier for fifteen years. She was published in The Best Women's Travel Writing 2010 and her regular column, "Galley Gossip: Confessions from the Jumpseat with Heather Poole," has received more than 2 million views, and is featured on AOL's award-winning travel website, Gadling.com. She has been mentioned in or on the New York Times, NBC New York, CNN, National Geographic Traveler, MSNBC, USA Today, Times Online, the New York Post, FoxNews.com, Entrepreneur magazine, Marie Claire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Frommers.com, and more.
 
Published March 6, 2012 by William Morrow Paperbacks. 275 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction
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Critic reviews for Cruising Attitude
All: 7 | Positive: 5 | Negative: 2

Publishers Weekly

Excellent
on Dec 19 2011

Whether you’re a frequent or once-a-year flier, there’s something for everyone in this witty tell-all.

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WSJ online

Below average
on Mar 03 2012

...she often manages the neat trick of sounding both guileless and smarmy.

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Examiner

Excellent
on May 11 2012

Cruising Attitude is a good read for those who are interested in a literary airplane ride filled with drama, stories, and lots of laughs!

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Macleans

Excellent
on Apr 04 2012

It’s like sitting around a kitchen table with a best friend spinning a yarn. You never want to leave.

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Open Salon

Good
Reviewed by Elizabeth Willse on May 14 2012

A fast, fun vacation read- although I might feel self-conscious about flight attendants seeing me reading this on a plane. Best to save it for the final destination.

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Lonely Planet

Good
on May 18 2012

... this book is funny, light-hearted and sets a snappy pace: perfect to keep you awake through time zones on your next flight.

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Roanoke Valley Woman

Below average
on Mar 27 2012

...it’s plagued by name confusion and mid-thread thought-switching that really rattle a reader.

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