Ann Hood: FLY GIRL: A MEMOIR (in person!)

Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Join us at Sandwich Public Library for a conversation with author Ann Hood to celebrate her new memoir, Fly Girl (on sale 5/3/22)!

The Sandwich Public Library and Titcomb's Bookshop are proud to present author Ann Hood on Thursday, May 19, at 7 PM at the library! Hood will give a presentation on her new book, take questions from the audience, and sign copies. Books will be available for sale at the event. To preorder yours now, CLICK HERE. Fly Girl: A Memoir goes on sale on May 3rd, 2022.

This event will be in-person only - no virtual viewing option. Space is limited and seats are going fast!

If you are unfamiliar with Eventbrite and prefer to register by phone, you can call the Sandwich Library at 508-888-0625 or Titcomb's Bookshop at 508-888-2331.

ABOUT THE BOOK

An entertaining and fascinating memoir of “gifted storyteller” (People) Ann Hood’s adventurous years as a TWA flight attendant.

In 1978, in the tailwind of the golden age of air travel, flight attendants were the epitome of glamor and sophistication. Fresh out of college and hungry to experience the world—and maybe, one day, write about it—Ann Hood joined their ranks. After a grueling job search, Hood survived TWA’s rigorous Breech Training Academy and learned to evacuate seven kinds of aircraft, deliver a baby, mix proper cocktails, administer oxygen, and stay calm no matter what the situation.

In the air, Hood found both the adventure she’d dreamt of and the unexpected realities of life on the job. She carved chateaubriand in the first-class cabin and dined in front of the pyramids in Cairo, fended off passengers’ advances and found romance on layovers in London and Lisbon, and walked more than a million miles in high heels. She flew through the start of deregulation, an oil crisis, massive furloughs, and a labor strike.

As the airline industry changed around her, Hood began to write—even drafting snatches of her first novel from the jump-seat. She reveals how the job empowered her, despite its roots in sexist standards. Packed with funny, moving, and shocking stories of life as a flight attendant, Fly Girl captures the nostalgia and magic of air travel at its height, and the thrill that remains with every takeoff.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ann Hood is the author of the best-selling novels The Book That Matters Most, The Obituary Writer, and The Knitting Circle, and the memoir Comfort: A Journey Through Grief. Her most recent books are the memoirs Fly Girl: A Memoir and Kitchen Yarns: Notes on Life, Love, and Food. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island, and New York City.

Event address: 
Sandwich Public Library
142 Main Street
Sandwich, MA 02563
Books: 
Fly Girl: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781324006237
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 3rd, 2022

Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393349870
Availability: In stock at our warehouse - Ships in 5-12 business days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 2nd, 2014

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The Book That Matters Most: A Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393354096
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 1st, 2017

Comfort: A Journey Through Grief Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780393336597
Availability: In stock at our warehouse - Ships in 5-12 business days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 4th, 2009

Modern Love, Revised and Updated: True Stories of Love, Loss, and Redemption Cover Image
By Daniel Jones (Editor), Andrew Rannells (Contributions by), Ayelet Waldman (Contributions by), Amy Krouse Rosenthal (Contributions by), Veronica Chambers (Contributions by), Deborah Copaken (Contributions by), Jean Hanff Korelitz (Contributions by), Trey Ellis (Contributions by), Ann Hood (Contributions by), Howie Kahn (Contributions by), Mindy Hung (Contributions by), Terri Cheney (Contributions by), Ann Leary (Contributions by), Larry Smith (Contributions by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593137048
Availability: In stock at our warehouse - Ships in 5-12 business days
Published: Crown - September 3rd, 2019