The #MeToo movement took down some rich Hollywood players. However, it failed to stop the “Coffee, Tea or Me?” world of luxurious private jet travel. In Above and Beyond, the author tells a tale of just how high-flying Russian oligarchs really are and how the flight attendants must cater to their every need. Picture crawling around the carpet looking for a blond mistress’ hair so the oligarch’s brunette wife doesn’t realize she is not alone in the mile-high club on the plane. Not that the job is just detective work. No, you may be asked to clean a toilet wearing your Prada suit. Or to “service” your boss for expensive presents. No request is too much for these executive “trolley dollies”.
The rich really are different. Here is your chance to step beyond their velvet rope. At the same time, I felt sorry for the author who is pressured into sex in order to keep her job. With all the talk about non-disclosure agreements, I wonder how much of this story has been redacted or changed to appease the lawyers. Still, Above and Beyond is an entertaining story. 4 stars!
Thanks to Lume Books and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.