Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Book 86: Cast Member Confidential

Barnes and Noble's Description:

Written by: Chris Mitchell


What do you do when everything in your life falls apart? If you're Chris Mitchell, you run away from home—all the way to Disney World, a place where no one ever dies—and employees, known as Cast Members, aren't allowed to frown. In this utterly candid account, Mitchell shares the behind-the-scenes story of his year in the Mouse's army. From his own personal Disneyfication, to what really happens in the hidden tunnels beneath the Magic Kingdom and what not to eat at the Mousketeria, it was a year filled with more adventure—and surprises—than he could ever have imagineered.
Funny, moving, and unflinchingly honest, Mitchell tracks his ascent through the backstage social hierarchy in which princesses rule, and his escapades in the "Ghetto" where Cast Members live and anything goes. Along the way, he learns to love BGM (background music), and commits the forbidden act of SOP (sex on property). Most of all, he unmasks the misfits and drop-outs, lifers and nomads who leave their demons at the stage door as they preserve the magic that draws millions to this famed fantasyland—the same magic that Mitchell seeks and ultimately finds in the last place he ever expected.

My Thoughts: Surprisingly, I wanted a little break from my Young Adult Fiction...I know that's shocking. So I gave this one a chance. I've always been a Disney girl and loved reading the ''behind the scenes''. Of course it couldn't get too detailed, I mean they can't let all the magic out but it was enjoyable. Once again I appreciated it because I worked in a theme park for many years. I loved the stories that were told and found myself actually laughing at quite a few of them. All in all a fun read and I recommend it for all you fellow Disney lovers.

My Grade: A

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