Up In The Air (movie Tie-in Edition)

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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.


from The Trade Paperback Edition.

new York Times Book Review - Christopher Buckley

a Novel About A Man Who Lives In A Parallel World Making His Living Counseling The Downsized Could Hardly Arrive -- Land -- At A More Apt Time, In This Season Of Dot-coma And Summer-air-travel Hell. But This Is A Book That Will Endure Beyond Its Era. Ryan Bingham Is Our Man In The Casual Friday Suit, And He Is Sitting Next To Us. In Fact, He May Be Us.

Author : Walter Kirn

Publisher : Anchor

Published Year : 2009

Edition : Media Tie

Format : Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages

Dimensions : 4.22 (w) x 6.96 (h) x 1.02 (d)

ISBN : 0307476294

ISBN13 : 9780307476296


Overview :

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.