“Queen of Sky” Officially Releases World’s First Novel in Blog Format

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Diary of a Dysfunctional Flight Attendant: The Queen of Sky Blog officially launches today. The book is based on the blog of dooced (blog-fired) flight attendant Ellen Simonetti.

Ellen Simonetti, the Delta Air Lines flight attendant who was fired in 2004 because of her blog, today officially releases her ground-breaking self-published book, Diary of a Dysfunctional Flight Attendant: The Queen of Sky Blog.

The book, a novel in blog format, brings the internet phenomenon of blogging to the traditional publishing world. In the process, a new and exciting genre is born—a genre that allows everyone (even the technologically challenged) to experience the addictive voyeurism of this hip new medium.

The novel is based on Simonetti’s controversial true story, which made headlines around the world and caused an international debate about the limits of free speech. It follows the online ramblings of “Queen of Sky,” the alter ego of Elena Guaio, a fun-loving, light-hearted and slightly dysfunctional flight attendant for “Anonymous International Airlines.” Elena’s blog quickly becomes her trusted confidant, which she uses as a release and a tool to sort through the numerous ups and downs of her life.

As the months go by, Elena writes more and more candidly about the irritations of her job. She eventually even decides to post pictures of herself on her blog—pictures in her flight attendant uniform. The result of this seemingly innocent act throws her life into complete disarray. And a struggle of David and Goliath proportions ensues.

With entry titles like “Where’s the Glamour,” “The Trip from Hell,” and “The Joys of Commuting,” The Queen of Sky Blog is a realistic and humorous portrayal of a twenty-something single flight attendant just trying to find her way in the Technology Age.

The style of the book is in keeping with the feel of Simonetti’s original blog: quirky, frank, and un-politically correct.

The book’s first printing is a short run of 2,000 hard cover copies priced at $24.95, with a discount available to Delta flight attendants. The book will be sold on BlogBasedBooks.com and at select independent bookstores.

Contact Ellen Simonetti if you are a journalist and would like an advance review copy of the book.

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