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Come Fly The World

📚 Book Review 📚

Title: Come Fly The World

Author: Julia Cooke

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Genre: Nonfiction/Biography

Come Fly The World was my very first Literati pick. The cover is gorgeous. Stunning. Unfortunately, for me, this book’s flight was a little bumpy.

Stewardess Wanted.

Must Want the World.

“How can you change a world you’ve never seen?”

▪️Required to have a college education

▪️Speak two languages

▪️Possess the political savvy of a Foreign Officer

▪️Be between the heights 5’3” and 5’9”

▪️Be between the weights of 105 and 140 pounds (they had weigh-ins!!!)

▪️Be under the age of 26 at the time of hire

“Get out of the country, get into the world.”

This book follows a few stewardesses, including Hazel one of the few Black stewardesses. It takes you through the Vietnam War, and Operation Babylift during the fall of Saigon. I honestly wasn’t excepting so many deep and dense topics. The cover makes this book seem like a more easy breezy and fun summer read.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 The author did a ton of research for this book. The back of the book has almost 35 pages of notes! My issues are I felt mislead going into the book and at times it was just disjointed and hard to follow. It bounced around the stewardesses a little too much for my liking. It also wasn’t cohesive in the topics that it was covering. There was just no flow or order. It’s a bummer because I really wanted to like it more than I did. I’m still glad I read it and learned a few things too. Can’t go EVER wrong with that!

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