As you must all now by now, I love to read. If I’m not writing or reading online, I have my nose in a book in bed and love to read all different types of books. I recently reviewed Pills, Thrills and Methadone Spills by Mr Dispenser which is all about the life of a community pharmacist and put in a very comedic way and couldn’t wait to read Confessions of a Hostie* which is about the life of a flight attendant. I always wanted to be a flight attendant and have applied for postilions in the past but because I have a tattoo that’s on show, I sadly am not allowed to do the job.
I read both of the books by Danielle Hugh which I think isn’t her real name as she needs to protect herself and her job but these two books are brilliant. They really let you in to the world of being a flight attendant. I have always wondered if they ever had mean passengers like a job on the ground, to me being on a plane means I’m flying somewhere different and exciting and I’m happy so always thought that this would be the case for most people but after reading the book, flight attendants get so much grief! The way she explains her life and job makes it sound exciting and fun but sometimes very scary and stressful, like most jobs I guess. No day ever sounds the same. She has such a comedic way of writing that I sometimes forgot I was reading someone’s real life story. I don’t know how many times I laughed out loud.
I read the first book in a day, yes a day. I’ve never read anything so quickly but I just felt as though I had to carry on reading, I didn’t want to loose my place and I always wanted to know what happened next. For me to enjoy such a “page turner” means I thoroughly enjoyed it and would definitely read it again. One section that really made me laugh was the way she handle an awkward passenger who wouldn’t put her seat in the upright position during mealtime, meaning the person behind couldn’t eat, she handled it with such grace when she got back at the women, wish I could handle difficult situations that well.
If you’ve always wanted to know what it’s like to be an International Flight Attendant or just want a good fun book to read, look no further.
Have you read Danielle’s books? What did you think of them?