Title: Aisle Be Damned
Written By: Rishi Piparaiya
About Rishi Piparaiya (From the book) –
the only things higher than the airplanes in the sky,
the stories that I tell to others and the castles that I build for myself.” –
Cover Price: Rs. 250.00
Something about the book (from the book’s cover):
A Hilarious Take on just about
Everything Associated with Air Travel.
- Getting seamlessly upgraded to
- The hows and whys of
micromanaging the pilots.
- Action plans to counter the
airlines Technical Snag routine.
- Sure shot strategies for winning
the affections of flight attendants.
- Awesome icebreakers to start
conversations with attractive co-passengers.
- How smart executives deal with
the Walk of Shame to the economy section.
- How a water bottle dramatically
improves flight safety.
- Breezing through immigration and
customs, always making your flight connections and a whole lot more
Rest assured, your flying experience
will never be the same again!
I didn’t know what to expect of this book when it first landed at my doorstep. Yes, literally landed! Being the
festive season I was already behind in my review schedule and another book made
me feel nervous about follow up mails from authors waiting for reviews. I could
literally see their faces; all impatient and annoyed!
Well I always read books in the
order they arrive so Aisle Be Damned’s turn
wasn’t until two other books. But then in a matter of a day I found myself
engrossed in it. Why? Well let’s just say my husband had something to do with
My husband does not, and I repeat ‘does not’, like reading books at all. He
says he just doesn’t have the patience! Though he surfs the net all day and moves
from one Wikipedia article to another or one newspaper site to another, as if
that’s the last thing he wishes to do on earth, but a book – never! However he does
like to keep a track of all the books I receive and when ‘Aisle Be damned’ was to be put up in the self, for some reason
he went through its pages. A little devil on my shoulders tells me it was the
enticing air hostess in red that made him to do that! Anyhow it would ofcourse
be a miracle if he had read the entire book but he did go through it in bits
and pieces and then urged me to get to it even before its turn. So there I was
with ‘Aisle Be Damned’ on my hands on
the emergency exit aisle seat, reclining mind you, going through Piparaiya’s
hilarious anecdotes of air travel.
If you have travelled by air, even
once, then you ought to read this book. I found myself nodding vigorously, laughing,
giggling and sometimes even thinking ‘see
I always thought that!’ while going through ‘Aisle Be Damned’. It’s a hilarious, hilarious book. I cannot
stress it enough! It literally dissects air travel, all through tickling your
I finished reading it while on a
flight from Bangalore to Delhi and I enjoyed it a lot. The best part was
when on landing everyone jumped out of their seats with urgency and I burst out
laughing as my curious husband looked on.
From his very own boarding strategy
to things to do while landing and takeoff; from the in flight drinks and food
to conversations with co-passengers this book has it all. And trust me there
isn’t a page you’d turn away from being bored.
A rib tickling guide to flying,
call it what you may, but do read it. I loved every bit of it and even writing
the review for it is turning out to be fun as I‘m forced to go back and enjoy ‘that chapter’ once more!
So don’t miss this amazing book
which tells you a little something about the
swaying hips, praying lips and ofcourse flying tips!