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Five-Star FLEECING

Maura Stone

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ISBN 10: 1449932290 / ISBN 13: 9781449932299
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2009
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Title: Five-Star FLEECING

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

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Winner of Best Comedy! Five-Star FLEECING delivers with sass, fun and vengeance true tales-from-the-crypt about a corrupt luxury hotel in NYC. Seen through the eyes of Linda Lane, an unconventional heroine, Five-Star FLEECING strips the veil on the otherwise secret world of high-end hospitality. Escape with laughter into this madcap adventure filled with crazed colleagues, paparazzi and celebrities. A definite must-read for anyone willing to ROFLMAO.

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A Humorous Delve Into The Underworld Of Class, Highly Recommended

Even the classiest isn't immune from the lowest common denominator. "Five-Star Fleecing" looks into the life of Linda Lane, as she embraces her new career as manager of the Supreme Superior, a five star New York City hotel. But her classy career is not what it's cracked up to be as she soon finds herself again associating with criminals. Presented as a dark comedy, "Five-Star Fleecing" is a humorous delve into the underworld of class, highly recommended. --Midwest Book Review April 03, 2010 Five-Star Review

Superb Scathing Satire Of Business

In 1995 after losing her legal position at a firm doing questionable practices, Linda Lane obtains a job as assistant resident manager at the Manhattan luxurious Supreme Superior Hotel. Her boss Herr Ganiff explains the rules of working at a five-star hotel and assigns her to work up a plan on how to keep their high rollers happy while also bringing in some middle income.

However, Linda observes all sorts of questionable practices at the hotel owned in absentia by a Japanese trio. In fact, she sees theft, poor handling of guests and a management team that takes care of itself exclusively. As she tries to ignore what she observes, Linda thinks of her father who told her to never back down from an ethics scenario as she did as a lawyer.

This is a superb scathing satire of the hospitality business at a time when Wall St. is in the news with Too Big To Fail bonuses to many of those who failed. The cast is eccentric and over the top of the Empire State Building with me-me attitudes that stun idealistic newcomer Linda Lane who cannot understand the philosophy that the guest must not get in the way of bonuses. Maura Stone provides a well written tale of avarice, American style of capitalism.

Harriet Klausner --Harriet Klausner #1 Reviewer February 8, 2010

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