Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Day 23: Up in the Air

Day 23 in The 24 Days of Books! Walter Kirn's novel Up in the Air tells the story of Ryan Bingham, a Career Transition Counselor (he fires people for a living) who spends most of his time in airports and on planes. He has come to hate his job but love the culture of what he calls "Airworld", finding contentment within pressurized cabins and anonymous hotel rooms. His one all-consuming quest: to earn one million frequent flyer miles. Will he make it? And what will happen along the way? This "whip-smart" novel, recently made into a smashingly entertaining film starring George Clooney, is just $14.95 in paperback. Reading it will show you that the right director and star can make movie magic when the source material is this good. Why don't you cross media streams on this one and give the book along with two tickets to the cinema?

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