Review: Life, Love, and a Hijacking

Life, Love, and a Hijacking: My Pan Am Memoir - Wendy Sue Knecht

Seen though the eyes of a former Pan Am stewardess, a "Princess of the Sky" during the latter years of Pan Am, this is an interesting memoir that manages to combine both levity and seriousness into a great collection of memories. Giving enough real-life details without being rude or tasteless, the author shows us that even a job that seems perfect can fraught with misadventure and even sadness, sharing her grief when flight attendants she trained were injured and even killed during the hijacking of Pan Am flight 73.


While this book isn't perfect, so far it's the best memoir that I've read from someone in the airline industry, giving us a balanced tale that includes both glamour and the mundane.