Virtual Book Discussion, featuring author Julia Cooke in conversation with NBC Anchor Jo Ling Kent
on Cooke’s new book, Come Fly the World: The Jet-Age Story of the Women of Pan Am
Wednesday, July 14th, 2021, at 7 PM via Zoom
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Join us for a virtual celebration of the golden age of travel– with Julia Cooke in conversation with NBC news correspondent Jo Ling Kent about Cooke’s new book, Come Fly the World: The Jet-Age Story of the Women of Pan Am. The book explores the lives and careers of Pan Am stewardesses between 1966 and 1975 and their iconic role in such historic events including Operation Babylift and the transport of soldiers during the Vietnam War.
Julia Cooke’s reporting has been published in Condé Nast Traveler, The New York Times, Smithsonian, The Village Voice, and Virginia Quarterly Review, where she is a contributing editor. Her essays have been published in A Public Space, Salon, The Threepenny Review, Tin House, and more. Come Fly the World is her second book. Her first book, The Other Side of Paradise: Life in the New Cuba, published in 2014, was called “absorbing, touching… wonderful vignettes covering the daily lives of Cubans in which their hopes, dreams, and frustrations are revealed” by Booklist and “incomparable” by Time Out New York. She holds an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and an MFA from Columbia University
Jo Ling Kent is a correspondent at NBC News covering business, technology, and the economy. Her reporting appears across all platforms of NBC News and MSNBC and she is an integral part of NBC News’ robust Business & Tech Unit, reporting on TODAY and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt.