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Cruise Confidential

Author : Brian David Bruns
ISBN : 9781459603295
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In Cruise Confidential, Brian David Bruns spills the dirt - or in this case, the dirty water - on those romantic, fun-filled vacations at sea. His hilarious chronicle of the year he spent working for Carnival Cruise Lines takes readers down into the areas where the crew works and lives, leaving readers gasping with laughter as they're assaulted nonstop with events that range from the absurd to the utterly bizarre. Stewards fighting over food. Cutlery allowances and other nonsensical rules. What the crew calls those onboard (no, it's not ''passengers''). And of course, the sex. An abundance of ready, willing, and able bodies eager for action on a vessel replete with nooks and crannies leads to love in some mighty strange, and seemingly impossible, places. Breezy, entertaining, and informative, Cruise Confidential is essential reading for those planning a cruise or for anyone who just needs a good laugh.
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Cruise Confidential

Author : Brian David Bruns
ISBN : 9781932361704
Genre : Humor
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In Cruise Confidential, Brian David Bruns spills the dirt — or in this case, the dirty water — on those romantic, fun-filled vacations at sea. His hilarious chronicle of the year he spent working for Carnival Cruise Lines takes readers down into the areas where the crew works and lives, leaving readers gasping with laughter as they’re assaulted nonstop with events that range from the absurd to the utterly bizarre. Stewards fighting over food. Cutlery allowances and other nonsensical rules. What the crew calls those onboard (no, it’s not “passengers”). And of course, the sex. An abundance of ready, willing, and able bodies eager for action on a vessel replete with nooks and crannies leads to love in some mighty strange, and seemingly impossible, places. Breezy, entertaining, and informative, Cruise Confidential is essential reading for those planning a cruise or for anyone who just needs a good laugh.
Category: Humor

Ship For Brains

Author : Brian David Bruns
ISBN : 0985663537
Genre : Humor
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Returning with his award-winning wit and delightfully candid narrative voice, Brian brings us the first and only expose of art auctioneering on the mighty liners, where the tenet of 'what happens at sea, stays at sea' has always been observed-until now. Ship for Brains takes on cruise ship art auctioneers, a society brimming with odd personalities drawn to the stress and isolation that invariably lead to alcohol and a Hell-may-care attitude. According to Bruns, "They willingly give up home and family in favor of high-paced, crushing sales goals demanded while port-hopping from nation to nation; art auctioneers are undermined by the lash of tyrannical ship officers, unforgiving gallery managers, hyena-like trainers, and a skeptical public. The burn-out rate is phenomenal-but when it works, you are king of the world." Brian's true-life struggle turns both harrowing and hilarious when goaded by the lecherous but mighty auctioneer Bill Shatner, and he must navigate sexy dancers and their all-to-intimate cliques, the slapstick schemes of his mentors, and the seduction of success, all while staying true to his girl and himself. We are transported from the Caribbean to the Pacific and Costa Rica to Transylvania as our likable guide vividly describes his many misadventures, triumphs, flirtations, and, above all, his amusing and astute insights into human nature. Ship for Brains-this ain't no galley tour.
Category: Humor

Cruise Confidential 2

Author : Brian David Bruns
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Genre : Travel
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From Midwest Book Review: Perhaps the icon of excess, cruise ships carry many strange diversions for those with money to burn. Ship for Brains looks into…the twists and turns of politics that often occur when one lives on a ship and what can be experienced upon it. With a grand dose of humor and a good dose of memoir, Ship for Brains is a fine pick, not to be overlooked. Book of the Year, finalist—Foreword Magazine Bronze—London Book Festival Finalist—New York Book Festival Finalist—San Francisco Book Festival Returning with his award-winning wit and delightfully candid narrative voice, Brian brings us the first and only exposé of art auctioneering on the mighty liners, where the tenet of "what happens at sea, stays at sea" has always been observed - until now. We are transported to the sea as our likable guide vividly shares his misadventures, triumphs, flirtations, and, above all, his amusing and astute insights into human nature. “The real party is going on in the crew’s quarters.”—USA Today “This is a really entertaining true tale by a guy who struggles through the bizarre world of cruise ship employment. Bruns paints a clear picture of ‘how the sausage is made’.”—San Francisco Chronicle “I couldn’t put it down.”—Chicago Sun-Times “Cruise Confidential is a juicy tell-all. The crew deals with the ‘sweat shop’ conditions by indulging in massive amounts of alcohol and sex.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer “Bruns doesn’t hold back when it comes to discussing his experience of working on cruise ships.”—Thomas Cook Magazine (United Kingdom) “Witty and self-deprecating [Bruns] has a flair for dialogue, and his book is chock full of whacky characters…”—Blogcritics Magazine “I found it absolutely hysterical!”—Peter Greenberg, Today Show
Category: Travel

Cruise Confidential 4

Author : Brian David Bruns
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Genre : Travel
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Cruise ships are now the height of luxury in society. Brian David Bruns shares more stories from his life in the cruise ship industry, sharing his humorous adventures upon cruise ships, following up on his previous works on the subject. The people you see on these cruises and the attraction of high class luxury makes [High Seas Drifter] a read that shouldn't be missed for those who love good stories about life and what passes for it. - Midwest Book Review “This man has seen it all.”—Deborah Roberts, ABC 20/20 While plying the Mediterranean on the world’s largest sailing vessel, Bruns finally becomes a part of a ship family. But one of these kindred souls—perhaps the ship photographer, perhaps the chief officer—scuttles his career at sea once and for all. It wasn't the betrayal that bothered him so much, but the lawsuits. See why Brian David Bruns is the only cruise writer to be featured on 20/20—on two separate occasions! “The real party is going on in the crew’s quarters.”—USA Today “This is a really entertaining true tale by a guy who struggles through the bizarre world of cruise ship employment. Bruns paints a clear picture of ‘how the sausage is made’.”—San Francisco Chronicle “I couldn’t put it down.”—Chicago Sun-Times “Cruise Confidential is a juicy tell-all. The crew deals with the ‘sweat shop’ conditions by indulging in massive amounts of alcohol and sex.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer “Bruns doesn’t hold back when it comes to discussing his experience of working on cruise ships.”—Thomas Cook Magazine (United Kingdom) “Witty and self-deprecating [Bruns] has a flair for dialogue, and his book is chock full of whacky characters…”—Blogcritics Magazine
Category: Travel

Cruise Confidential 3

Author : Brian David Bruns
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Genre : Travel
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The series shines a harsh light on the ugly realities of working in the cruise ship industry, but in this latest book, these hardships are secondary to the woman Bruns endures them for. With a candid, no-muss style, Bruns shows just how smitten he and Bianca are with one another, though they're not without their jokes and stubborn streaks. Beneath the playful jabs and willful tempers is a force of gravity that binds them, even when the waves get rough. Humorous and heartfelt, this book explores the depths one man will dive to for the woman he loves. This daring spirit resonates throughout the narrative, ringing true for anyone who's ever defied his circumstances and demanded something more. - From Foreword Magazine Winner—USA Best Book Awards Silver—Paris Book Festival Bronze—London Book Festival Bronze—Hollywood Book Festival Book of the Year, Humor finalist—Foreword Magazine Book of the Year, Travel/Essay finalist—Foreword Magazine “The real party is going on in the crew’s quarters.”—USA Today “This is a really entertaining true tale by a guy who struggles through the bizarre world of cruise ship employment. Bruns paints a clear picture of ‘how the sausage is made’.”—San Francisco Chronicle “I couldn’t put it down.”—Chicago Sun-Times “Cruise Confidential is a juicy tell-all. The crew deals with the ‘sweat shop’ conditions by indulging in massive amounts of alcohol and sex.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer “Bruns doesn’t hold back when it comes to discussing his experience of working on cruise ships.”—Thomas Cook Magazine (United Kingdom) “Witty and self-deprecating [Bruns] has a flair for dialogue, and his book is chock full of whacky characters…”—Blogcritics Magazine “I found it absolutely hysterical!”—Peter Greenberg, Today Show
Category: Travel

High Seas Drifter Cruise Confidential 4

Author : Brian David Bruns
ISBN : 1310891117
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The surprise ending to the Cruise Confidential series! An epic sail into the sunset. Romance. Discovery. Lawsuits.Over one fascinating year on the world's largest sailing vessel, Brian finally finds a ship of his own. He'd become part of a ship family, one with a wildly diverse group of not-so-kindred spirits, from ship photographer to chief officer. Plying the Mediterranean was the highlight of four years at sea - and the end. It wasn't the betrayal that bothered him so much, but the lawsuits. High Seas Drifter, the fourth and final chapter in Bruns' critically acclaimed Cruise Confidential series, is the most adventurous, enlightening, maddening, and hilarious of them all.
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Cruise Line Confidential

Author : James SPENCER
ISBN : 9781445224183
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Want to know what really happens behind the door marked 'Private - crew members only'What do the crew get up to when they are off duty?What do they get up to when they are ON duty?What do they get up to with the passengers?How do they 'earn' their tips?For the first time it is all in print.The memoirs the cruise companies didn't want you to see!!!It is the personal memoir of my time working as a waiter on the S/S Oceanic which sailed from Cape Canaveral to The Bahamas. The waiters were the 'Kings' of the cruise ship. They worked hard, partied hardest, ate the best food, gambled the most, had the most sex and unlike rock stars we never took a day off to recover. Rehab for us was the next party! The best thing was the passengers never suspected a thing and they loved us!!!!!!
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The Sword Of Heaven

Author : Mikkel Aaland
ISBN : 9781609520076
Genre : Travel
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“Any attempt at peace must be attended by a knowledge of self,” discovers writer and photographer Mikkel Aaland, who grew up with a bomb shelter for a bedroom, in terror of nuclear war. At the height of the Cold War, Aaland finds himself drawn into a mysterious Shinto priest’s plan to save the world. Traveling from Norway to the Philippines, Iceland to South Africa, he places pieces of a sacred Shinto sword in key power spots around the world. Along the way, he comes face to face with his deepest childhood fears of war and destruction, encounters the compelling and mysterious Shinto religion, struggles with the uncertainties of love, and learns to face life with an open heart. The Sword of Heaven tells the extraordinary true story of a journey in which all boundaries are pushed—geographical, cultural, and personal—and in which the healing of the world and the healing of one man appear to be inextricably linked.
Category: Travel

The Best Travel Writing 2011

Author : James O'Reilly
ISBN : 9781609520090
Genre : Travel
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The Best Travel Writing 2011 is the eighth volume in the annual Travelers' Tales series launched in 2004 to celebrate the world's best travel writing — from Nobel Prize winners to emerging new writers. The points of view and perspectives are global, and themes encompass high adventure, spiritual growth, romance, hilarity and misadventure, service to humanity, and encounters with exotic cuisine. Sweat, suffer, and fall in love in Guyana, meet a traveler who conducts his own detente in Russian baths, and encounter the light of a stranger in Burma. Further tales include methods on comprehending the nuances of bargaining in Senegal and an archaeologist who digs up her own past in Greece.
Category: Travel