Reviews by ilyjtwya
Good Book (not for kids)
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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.
Great movie!
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I remember seeing this as a child, it was the first time a movie made me cry, and its one of my favorites.

It has a variety of themes (destiny, choice, jealousy, betrayal, loss, friendship, love, growing up and probably a few more), beautiful animation of the characters and landscape, and some very memorable songs.
Great movie
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I remember seeing this as a child, it was the first time a movie made me cry.

It has a variety of themes (destiny, choice, jealousy, betrayal, loss, friendship, love, growing up and probably a few more), beautiful animation of the characters and landscape, and some very memorable songs.
Riveting
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I finished this book relatively quickly because I couldn't put it down! Even though you know the author will live, there was a lot of anxiety reading to find out what will happen in the meantime.

As a non-fiction book, it was disheartening to read about the failures/near-failures of the health care system for the author.

The format is different, each chapter is just a few pages long, but it serves well to very specifically divide related events and subjects.

I would recommend this book. It is an enthralling story, and provides an interesting look rare illnesses, the impact on the lives of patients and their families, and how the health care system does and doesn't work.
Enjoyable movie
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This movie has a few storylines, but I enjoyed most of them. It's interesting to see how everyone in the film is related (through work, friendships, etc.). Some of the storylines are difficult to watch, such as Anna, Ben, and Janine. I don't often like romantic comedies, but this one had interesting, unconventional storylines, and was funny as well.