'Diary of a Dysfunctional Flight Attendant' Awarded Honor at Hollywood Book Festival

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The Hollywood Book Festival, whose purpose is to spotlight books worthy of attention from the entertainment industry, awarded an honor to Ellen Simonetti's ground-breaking blog-novel, Diary of a Dysfunctional Flight Attendant: The Queen of Sky Blog, this past Saturday. The book is based on the author's own controversial story, a true tale of life and loss in the Technology Age.

Ellen Simonetti's ground-breaking book, Diary of a Dysfunctional Flight Attendant: The Queen of Sky Blog, was awarded an honor at the Hollywood Book Festival this past Saturday.

The purpose of the annual Hollywood literary event is to "celebrate books worthy of further attention from the TV/film industries." Simonetti's quirky autobiographical blog-novel fits the bill perfectly. She has already received numerous inquiries from Hollywood about her book and story. Her book received an honorable mention in the Hollywood Book Festival's "wildcard" category.

Crafted as a novel in blog format (with photos included!), Diary of a Dysfunctional Flight Attendant 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," Diary of a Dysfunctional Flight Attendant 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.

Diary of a Dysfunctional Flight Attendant: The Queen of Sky Blog is available on Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, Borders.com, and at bookstores nationwide.

Please contact Ellen Simonetti if you are a journalist and would like a free review copy of the book.

See http://hollywoodbookfestival.com for more details about the event.

Contact:

Ellen Simonetti
512-320-0521
http://queenbook.com
http://myspace.com/queenofsky

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