Type: Humor, Nonfiction, This is real life y’all
About the Book: Most people think hotel employees are effortlessly cheerful, naturally helpful, and genuinely like their work.
Most people are wrong.
Find out what really goes on in the world of hospitality with this hilarious book full of funny and absurd stories, anecdotes told in dialogue, factoids, and hoax pop quizzes by two veteran concierges who paid their way while working at a combined 50 hotels in and around Times Square. They are very pleased to help you learn the following:
· The Truth About Bed Bugs
· The Mythology of “Loyalty Programs”
· The 411 on Hotel Residents
· And so much more
Filled with photographs and infographics, How May We Hate You? is both romp and commentary on the hospitality industry and life behind the nametag. [Description from Goodreads.com]
My Review: I work at a public service desk, so I can’t help myself - I love to read stories from others that work in public service. We downtrodden have to stick together! Humor is definitely my coping mechanism for a rough day - and I can tell authors Anna Drezen and Todd Dakotah Briscoe are the same. When I originally looked into this book, I figured it would just be a bunch of funny stories from the authors’ time at the concierge desk. And while yes, there were definitely funny anecdotes along the way, this book is definitely so much more.
Included in this book you’ll find some actually helpful advice - though it’s mostly stuff you should already be doing anyways. Be nice to people, and they will do everything they can to help you. Be rude, and no one will want to go out of their way to do anything special for you. It also cleared up some confusion about exactlya concierge can and cannot do. The meaning has changed considerably over the years, and I will admit, even I have been confused a time or two about what they can help me with.
If you want a quick, humorous read - give this book a shot. It’s worth it.
Cover Lovin’: Simple, yet sweet.
Recommendation: For anyone that needs a quick laugh - and doesn’t mind a quirky sense of humor.
Final Rating: THREE out of FIVE stars (⅗)! Fun, quick read. But ultimately nothing to write home about.
Make sure to grab your copy of How May We Hate You today!
~!~ Amanda, Novel Addiction ~!~
Disclaimer: I received a free copy in exchange for a review.