Books Jeffrey Mehlman Books by Jeffrey Mehlman Jeffrey Mehlman has written books about: Nonfiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Jeffrey Mehlman iStockphoto.com The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books The Mile High Book Club: Great Airplane Reads December 23, 2009 Travel can be stressful, with flight delays, waiting rooms, and hours in economy class. One of the best ways to survive this mayhem is with a good book. Author Susan Jane Gilman offers suggestions for six great books that won't embarrass you in airports. The Mile High Book Club: Great Airplane Reads Listen · 3:54 3:54 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/121507264/124210746" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Excerpts: Best Books 2009 Excerpt: 'How To Talk About Books You Haven't Read' December 23, 2009 Pierre Bayard's book manages to make the reader feel infinitely more literate without having to do all the heavy work of reading. It's chock full of perceptions, philosophy and bon mots.