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In Fly Girl: A Memoir, novelist Ann Hood reflects on her time as a flight attendant. She learned how to evacuate seven kinds of aircraft, deliver a baby, mix proper cocktails, administer oxygen, and fend off passengers’ advances – while walking a million miles in high heels. Despite its roots in sexist standards, the job empowered her. And in The Family Outing: A Memoir, Jessi Hempel writes about growing up in a seemingly picture-perfect, middle-class American family. In truth, each family member was hiding their true self from the world. By the time she reached adulthood, everyone in her family had come out: Hempel as gay, her sister as bisexual, her father as gay, her brother as transgender, and her mother as a survivor of an alleged serial killer. Moderating is Jenny Brown, senior editor at Shelf Awareness.