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  • Published: New York : Doubleday, c2012.
  • Year Published: 2012
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 247 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780385535632
  • 0385535635

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

by Tomsky, Jacob.

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Where To Find It

Call number: 647.94 To

Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Floor, Malletts Adult, Pittsfield Adult, Traverwood Adult

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"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"

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not good for kids

It is a not good for kids.

Hotel Confidential

I know everyone is comparing this to "Kitchen Confidential", and rightly so. The author is also more than a little like Bourdain, with his drinking and traveling around. It's an interesting insider look at the hospitality industry, though Tomsky's florid descriptions (especially of New Orleans) got on my nerves sometimes.

Good Book (not for kids)

This book describes the author's journey from being a valet in a New Orleans hotel before Katrina, to moving through the areas of a hotel, to New York City. It provides an interesting look at hotels from the perspective of the personnel who work there (for example, they don't want to hear long drawn out stories backing up request, just make the request politely).

There is advice about getting what you want, such as free movies or snacks, although some of the advice might be ethically questionable. If you don't want to read through the entire book and just want the tips, they can be found in an appendix at the end of the book. Things a guest should never say, things a guest should never do, things every guest must know, and Finding your agent.

It was an entertaining book, and I recommend reading the whole thing at least for the detailed insider perspective. Especially if you plan on booking a hotel soon.

R

Good book however I rated it R for language

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