Hamptons Beach Read Of The Day: Dear American Airlines

by CARSON GRIFFITH · August 31, 2009

Even if your only exposure to travel this summer has had to do with the car, train or Jitney out to the Hamptons, almost everyone knows what it's like to have a canceled flight. Even worse, is trying to deal with an airline when it comes to getting your money back. In Dear American Airlines: A Novel, Benjamin Ford is in the midst of a midlife crisis when he finds himself stranded in an airport for eight hours. En route to his daughter's wedding, who he hasn't seen since she was an infant, he begins drafting a letter to the airline to get his $392.68 back... His letter, however, turns into a lengthy story about his life - a life he himself doesn't quite understand. Charming, enjoyable, and a book just as a worthy for the beach as it is for a flight.