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Cast Member Confidential by Chris Mitchell
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May 07, 2011

did not like it
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Read on May 07, 2011

If you're looking for a quasi-anthropological look behindnthe scenes at walt Disney world, this is the book for you...to throw away. This isnt a book about Disney World. It's actually a book about an indulged Mama's boy who holds the entire world in contempt. The book opens with him letting us know that he is much much cooler than Disney, a skate park hangaround who tags alleys with spraypaint and photograps skaters doing tricks off tombstones. When life slaps him down he leaves California to work at Disney World in Florida.

We are then treated to his anecdotes about his job interview, his first day and an improbable orgy at the Cast Member housing complex.

A lot has been made in Amazon reviews about how he doesnt know The Orlando geography. Some people think those criticisms are petty but what i think people are getting at is that it really seems like this guy has either only been to WDW once or was so drunk and high the entire time he was there that it seems he was writing the book after reading a travel guide. Honestly though it doesnt matter. Because this isnt a book about WDW. It is a book about how some snotty brat from a life of privelege spent a year sneering at hardworking cast members and tourists alike.
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