Checking In / Checking Out



Checking In / Checking Out (NO Books, 2011) is a two-sided book that aims to rejuvenate airplane reading. One side, Checking In, relates behind-the-scenes stories of an ex-employee of United Airlines (2001-2003) at the Gallatin Field Airport outside Bozeman, Montana. The other side, Checking Out, tells the story of one man’s lifelong efforts to cure a fear of flying. With sincerity and irreverence, Checking In / Checking Out wrestles with issues of travel, work, technology, security, faith, reading, writing, and parenthood. Ultimately, the book opens up a space between the two sides, like a parallax, in which readers can become more mindful of their own experiences of air travel.


Excerpts:

"Strange Flights," The Millions
"A Night Spent on the Tarmac, With No Complaints," The New York Times
"Flight Status," Brevity Magazine
"Fear of Poetry," Propeller Magazine


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