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Heads in beds : a reckless memoir of hotels, hustles, and so-called hospitality
2014
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  Publishers 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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A New York Times BestsellerAn Indie Next PickJacob Tomsky never intended to go into the hotel business. With a philosophy degree and a lack of career direction, he became a valet parker for a luxury hotel in New Orleans. He ended up working in "hospitality" for over a decade, from supervising housekeeping to manning the front desk at an upscale Manhattan hotel. Now he pulls back the curtain to expose the crazy and compelling reality of a multi-billion-dollar industry we think we know.
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