“Dear American Airlines”

August 26, 2008 at 3:47 pm | Posted in Fiction | Leave a comment

If I were the author of Dear American Airlines, I would have insisted my name be put on the cover as Jonathan “Frequent Flier” Miles, because this book clearly comes out of long experience with airports.  And in these days, this means delayed planes.  Which is, of course, the subject of the story.  If you plan on flying anywhere soon, Dear American Airlines is a great book to pack, partly for this reason, partly because it’s quite portable, and partly because it’ll be one of the most memorable things you’ve read.

 

I don’t like to give away too many details of a story, so I’ll just summarize by saying that the protagonist is stuck in an airport, writing a letter of complaint to American Airlines.  It turns out his particular delayed flight may very well be ruining his life.  There’s a certain amount of hyperbole here, but as it turns out, not as much as you’d expect from a character who writes a book-length complaint letter.

 

Dear American Airlines is brilliant, funny, moving, and worth all the hype.  Plus, it should fit in your purse.

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