Books The Old Man and Me by Elaine Dundy Paperback, 231 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $15.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Old Man and MeAuthorElaine Dundy Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary In early 1960s London, American Honey Flood uses all her charms to reach the top of the social scene. Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Also by Elaine Dundy The Dud Avocado Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The Old Man and Me 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: 'The Old Man And Me' December 23, 2009 This new reissue of Elaine Dundy's 1962 hit is far more literary than "chick lit" but just as much fun, absolutely crackling with deviousness and wit.