Tea or Me?"
by Trudy Baker & Rachel
original: Bartholomew House
re-print: Penguin USA, 2003
There was once a time
when taking a flight meant something. It was an adventure, not the flying
bus service it is now. Businessmen, Jets-setters, and vacationers stepped
onboard knowing they would be met with a smile from a young, attractive
stewardess. For most, the sexy stew was the best thing about the flight.
Nothing did more for the image of the swinging fly girl than Coffee,
Tea or Me? This book launches a string of knock-off and follow-up
books (see "How To Make A Good Airline Stewardess")
all adding fuel to the fire. In the 1960's, there was few other bachelor
fantasies as strong as making it with a swinging stew. It didn't hurt that
in reality airlines insisted that stewardesses be young, pretty, single
women willing to wink at and laugh with the male clientele.
Coffee, Tea or Me?
is a memoir of two young stewardesses,
Trudy Baker and Rachel
Jones. They recount their adventuring going through stewardess
training school to their lives flying from city to city. As much fun as
they have in the air, it's nothing compared to what they do on their off
hours. Coffee, Tea or Me? tells of "Stew-Bums,” men who fly
all around the country so they can be close to these beautiful women. And
recount the "Stew Zoo," the loft apartment where dozens of stews live and
love (Just imagine the slumber parties there!). And they even include a
list of hotels in each city where stewardesses stay during layovers.
The most important part
of the book is how these stews tell of the countless men who try and pick
them up and the various ways they attempt it. In fact, the gals created
a list of the different type of men that fly, their professions, and how
they try and sweet talk the stews. It's the perfect how-to manual for the
Even though the nature
of air travel and the reality of stewardess profession has changed over
the last thirty-some years, our fantasies involving sexy stews have not.
In fact, in 2003 Penguin books re-released Coffee, Tea or Me?
to entice and excite a new generation of swinging bachelors!
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