Recently in the airport I got sucked into impulsively buying books at Hudson News. My more recent spontaneous buy had been “Heads in Beds,” which you may remember from Michaela’s review. This trip, however, a book entitled, “How Not To Be A Dick” caught my eye. I laughed when I saw the hilarious cover of a vintage-looking cartoon boy and girl giving each other cheesy, exaggerated high fives as if encouraging each other to, well, not be dicks. But I was drawn to this book for another reason. On a basic level, it’s always good to have a small reminder to be good to others. We all know the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” This book is that same mantra sprinkled with a bit of levity and a modern twist, making it a perfectly relevant dose of “mind your manners.”
A girlfriend just went away recently and while giving the airport book store a little browse she happened upon this gem. After getting home she read me an over the top and hilarious passage and I was sold. I couldn’t put it down - I was LAUGHING OUT LOUD.
'Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality' by Jacob Tomsky is comedy writing at it’s finest. Having worked in the hospitality industry for more than a decade, Jacob has “Checked you in, checked you out, separated your white panties from the white bed sheets, parked your car, tasted your room-service meals, finished your room service meals, cleaned your toilet, denied you a late checkout, given you a wake-up call, eaten M&Ms out of your minibar, laughed at your jokes, and taken your money. In Heads in Beds he pulls back the curtain to expose the crazy and compelling reality of a multi-billion-dollar industry we think we know.”
I recommend this book to anyone who wants to laugh, because TRUST ME, you will.
I have been researching all sorts of genres of books lately. From sci-fi to self-help and beyond for a little project. Shay and I happened to fall into a little book store in Malibu a couple weekends ago and this certain book caught my eye "Spirit Junkie" by Gabrielle Berstein. I started it last night and am now finished. It was enlightening, uplifting and a true discovery of self. It is for anyone in any sort of walk of life that sometimes just needs a little spiritual and emotional push. By no means am I preaching or saying you need to read this but it never hurt to do a little self-work and self-discovery. After all, we are ALL works in progress…
"…it’s about the journey, not the destination"
Purchase the book here
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