Cover Photo: photo by Lauren Manning/flickr
photo by Lauren Manning/flickr

Leaving on a Jet Plane: On Life in Airports and Coming Home

The temporary thrill of flying around the world without consequence.


Helena Fitzgerald has published essays in The New Inquiry, Vice, Brooklyn Magazine, Midnight Breakfast, Refinery29, The Nervous Breakdown, The Rumpus, and Bookslut, among many others. She can be found on twitter @helfitzgerald, and writes a somewhat-weekly tinyletter at She is currently at work on a book about the 1977 blackout in New York City.