Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality

Jacob Tomsky. Doubleday, $25.95 (256p) ISBN 978-0-385-53563-2
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.)
Reviewed on: 09/10/2012
Release date: 11/20/2012
Genre: Nonfiction
Paperback - 306 pages - 978-0-307-94834-2
Open Ebook - 167 pages - 978-0-385-53564-9
Hardcover - 417 pages - 978-1-4104-7397-4
Mass Market Paperbound - 368 pages - 978-1-101-97374-5
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