Heads in beds a reckless memoir of hotels, hustles, and so-called hospitality

by Tomsky, Jacob.

Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 2012 2012
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Summary
"A humorous memoir by a veteran hospitality employee that reveals what goes on behind the scenes of the hotel business. Includes tips on how to get the most out of your hotel stay"--
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Comparisons to Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential (2000) are inevitable but not entirely accurate. Yes, both Tomsky and Bourdain purport to expose the underbelly of service industries with which most readers are familiar, hotels and restaurants. But where Bourdain is all rock 'n' roll, egotistical bluster, Tomsky is surprisingly earnest and sympathetic; there are, after all, no television programs called Top Desk Clerk. He wants your respect, not your adulation. Sure, he tosses off a few requisite f-bombs, instructs readers on how to steal from hotel minibars, and name-drops Brian Wilson, of the Beach Boys, more so because he seems to feel the genre demands it. Indeed, it would be easy to pen a book about crazy hotel guests. But this memoir succeeds, instead, in humanizing the people who park our cars, clean our hotel rooms, and carry our luggage. You will never not tip housekeeping or your bellhop again. Tomsky fell into hotel work and proved to be rather good at it; the same can be said for his writing.--Wetli, Patty Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Those who want a hotel up-grade, who must make a same-day room cancellation without getting charged, or wonder why hotel water sometimes tastes like lemon Pledge need look no further than Tomsky's memoir, a collection of stories, memories, and secrets about the hospitality business. Bouncing around various hotel jobs-bellman, housekeeping manager, front desk attendant-for more than a 10 years, he's got the skinny that would make most travel sites blush. Follow his advice and you'll be drinking from the mini-bar and watching in-room movies for free. But this is more than a collection of trade secrets; it's a colorful tale filled with vibrant characters from crazy bellman to even crazier guests. Tomsky is a solid storyteller who is able to intricately detail all the insanity surrounding him. Agent: Farley Chase. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Tomsky, Jacob Anecdotes
Hotel clerks United States Biography
Hotels Employees Biography
Hotels United States Humor
Biography & Autobiography
Humor (Nonfiction)
Nonfiction
Business
Audiobooks.
Publisher New York :Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group2012
2012
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Participants/Performers Jacob Tomsky.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: OverDrive WMA Audiobook
Requires OverDrive Media Console 1.0 / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
Description 1 audio file : digital
ISBN 9780449807101
9780449807101
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