Up in the Air

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Up in the Air
320 pages; Anchor


Poolside: What to read under the umbrella

In Walter Kirn's hip satire, Up in the Air, we meet corporate consultant Ryan Bingham, the ultimate nowhere man, whose constant travel keeps him virtually airborne until other realities—snowstorms, surly seatmates, bodily ailments, and tricks of his own mind—finally begin to ground him.
— Lisa Shea