Dear American Airlines

Dear American Airlines

Book - 2008
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Traveling to the wedding of his estranged daughter and left stranded in O'Hare Airport when his flight is cancelled, Bennie Ford begins writing a letter of complaint to the airline that evolves into a painful lament for a life that has gone badly awry.
Published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2008.
ISBN: 9780547054018
0547054017
Branch Call Number: F MIL
Characteristics: 180 p. ;,22 cm.
Alternative Title: Dr. American Airlines

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Chapel_Hill_KenMc Dec 08, 2014

I thought I was going to hate this book for the first fifty pages or so: a highly acerbic, unsympathetic narrator going on a rant. But Miles builds his character brilliantly, and the novel becomes, instead of a long complaint letter, a painfully self-aware confession.

oO_Oo Jun 09, 2014

"Regrets, I've had a few ..." Author Jonathan Miles has apparently had more than a few regrets. Yes, I do know this is fiction. But I simply couldn't subject myself to it. Imagine your elderly uncle who never stops complaining and is always going off on years-old grudges and past slights. Now imagine spending hours with him. That's how I felt after reading up to page 5. On page 5 he starts describing the health care aide in racist terminology, so that was it for me. Seriously, who reads this crap?

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