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Publisher Description

Ryan Bingham’s job as a Career Transition Counselor–he fires people–has kept him airborne for years. Although he has come to despise his line of work, he has come to love the culture of what he calls “Airworld,” finding contentment within pressurized cabins, anonymous hotel rooms, and a wardrobe of wrinkle-free slacks. With a letter of resignation sitting on his boss’s desk, and the hope of a job with a mysterious consulting firm, Ryan Bingham is agonizingly close to his ultimate goal, his Holy Grail: one million frequent flier miles. But before he achieves this long-desired freedom, conditions begin to deteriorate.

With perception, wit, and wisdom, Up in the Air combines brilliant social observation with an acute sense of the psychic costs of our rootless existence, and confirms Walter Kirn as one of the most savvy chroniclers of American life.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2001
July 3
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
756.2
KB

Customer Reviews

Shawn R. ,

I feel dirty saying this, but...

the movie was better.

Modern Beatnik ,

Wow...

I picked this book up because I've seen the movie about a hundred times. But this book is nothing like the movie. You really feel you get to know the narrator, but he's very human in a lot of ways. I won't share so as not to spoil the book. But it is deeper than just the basic premise it shares with the movie. I finished rather quickly because I couldn't put it down. Happy reading!

Dark.Knight.88 ,

Eh...

I loved the movie a lot so I thought this would be a great book. Honestly, it wasn't even close. The dialogue is fairly difficult to understand, and the plot kind of bounces around all over the place without any notice.

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