Friday 20 December 2013

Book ~ "Confessions of a Hostie: True Stories of an International Flight Attendant" (2013) Danielle Hugh

From Goodreads ~ If you have ever wondered what it would be like to be a jet-setting hostie, or international flight attendant, then spending a little time in Danielle's life is a captivating journey. 

You might be surprised and shocked to discover many of the truths behind the lifestyle as well as the incidences and behaviour of passengers at 30,000 feet.  Danielle writes candidly, humorously and from the heart about life, love and her exploits around the world. From the slums of Mumbai to the glitz of New York there are as many highs and lows as take-offs and landings. Prepare for a turbulent ride of emotions and adventure, so place your seat upright, fasten your seatbelt and prepare for take-off. 

Danielle Hugh's passion for flying dazzles in this frank and amusing account of jet-setting around the globe. With almost 20 years in a unique working world, her juicy tales are often as shocking as they are colourful.

I fly a bit and thought this book sounded interesting to give me the behind-the-scenes scoop on what it's like to be a flight attendant.

Is it as glamourous as it seems to be?

Danielle is an international flight attendant (aka "hostie") who gets to travel to places like Singapore, Japan and Hawaii (it doesn't say where she is based out of but it doesn't sound like it's North America).  She knows where all the best shopping is, where the best bars are and where the best restaurants are.  But in addition to ensuring passengers get their meals and drinks, she also had to clean the bathroom when a passenger gets sick, clean up a passenger when they get sick, put up with drunk and demanding passengers, etc.

I liked this book.  The stories were interesting and at times funny.  It was good to get an insight on the relationships that exist between the crew but also their friends and families. I liked the writing style and thought it flowed well.  The editing could have been tighter.

I look forward to reading More Confessions of a Hostie: The Second Sector.

1 comment:

Masshole Mommy said...

I bet there are a lot of great stories in this book.