Though set at Disney World, this collection is far from Disneyesque (as if the title wasn't a giveaway.) Mouseschawitz - My Summer Job of Concentrated Fun - is Part 1 of a short collection of essays from an ex theme park employee and the unbelievable feats she witnessed one summer. From deadly wildlife to celebrity encounters, to guests attempting makeshift abortions on rides, these tales cover all kinds of thrills in the happiest place on earth.
"Angela Lovell is not just someone who slapped together a few Disney stories. She has published other (non-Disney) books, and her work has appeared in such venerable venues as High Times, Opium Magazine, and MTV. She writes humor that is equal parts absurd and scathingly funny. That's your warning." - Bob McLain, Disney Dispatch
"Her first ambition was to become a character. She fell short of that goal and ended up as an Attractions Host at Splash Mountain. The blow by blow of the process makes the booklet worth the price alone. To say that the booklet is a quick read is an understatement. This is a really, really short book. But for $3 it is about as unvarnished look at the life of a Cast Member then anything in print this side of Cast Member Confidential." - SamLand's Disney Adventures
Entertaining But Short
I bought this book because I have a soft spot for customer service employees. I know what it's like to be under fire from demanding customers all day every day, so I was excited to hear stories from someone who had worked at the self-proclaimed happiest place on earth.
The problem I had was that the book was so short. It's not even really a book, more like a few diary entries. I finished reading it in 45 minutes. I'm sure the author has more stories to share, and I would've love to read about them. It's a shame they weren't included, because more content could've made this book a must-have for any customer service employee.
On the up side, what is there is well-written and entertaining. I enjoyed the read, I just feel like the ride ended before I even made it through the line.
Title is very similar to another book. Do not be fooled. Only 59 pages. Do not buy.