Sex, Surf and Sunburn
Paperback, 344 Pages
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“What happens on the island stays on the island”. This was the battle cry of the tourists that descended on us each week. If they only knew I could write this might have turned out differently. Sex, Surf and Sunburn is a true account of my experiences while working as a scuba instructor in the Caribbean. It’s 1999 and I am 42. I have no wife, no mortgage, no kids (no, I’m not gay) and no major responsibilities. I apply to Club Med and they send me to one of their resorts labeled a “party village for singles”. From my lovers to my enemies to all the humor and drama behind a job that averaged sixteen hour days six days a week, you’ll find it here. I quickly learn that working in paradise is not as easy as I thought it might be. So get comfortable, grab a drink and come spend thirteen months with me and get a feel of what it's like to work while the rest of the world comes to your house for vacation. Also on this site check out "Down and... More > Dirty: Confessions of a Chief of Sports" by Greg Usas.< Less
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Sep 19, 2011Thank you for the look behind the scenes, Padre! This is a must read for those who is interested in Club Med life or interested in reliving their memories there. The descriptions of scuba dives are probably my favorite parts of the book.
May 21, 2011Congratulations, you can write. This is a big deal since most people cannot. It is as crystal clear as the waters off Provo that you found some time (between SCUBA, romancing the guests and fixing the equipment) to jot down some keen observations. You have a good ear because everything you wrote rings true (even to us non-GOs). For what it's worth, I read 2-3 books a month, I run a Book Club, and have a long family history of writers, reporters and editors. Keep up the good work...Malone, USA You're the man Padre!!!!! Can't you quit your day job and get the next book out for all of your fans....and possibly put the rest of your life on paper too, cause that would surely be entertaining as well!!!...Chabella Canada I can't get enough of this story !!!! I love it !!!! Just love it !!!!!! Good job.... It's like re-living some things... ;-)...MJ, Canada You have a talent Padre. No, I'm not quite done with the book yet, but getting there. Reading this just brings back so many memories... More > that I haven't thought of in some time. I just felt inspired to write you and just want to thank you again for writing such an honest book. It's like my past,my faded memories, have been brought back to life..."Bones", USA I got the book two days ago and finished reading it this morning. EXCELLENT. I just wish there was a sequel or something. It was like taking a vacation without ever leaving the couch. Thanks for giving me a glimpse into what I have to look forward to in the near future (with a little luck)..CircusFSU, USA I read the whole book ... it is excellent. Padre you HAVE to write more. It did ruin a whole week though because I was reading everyday till 2AM and couldn't wake up in the morning. So now I have sleep deprivation and withdrawal symptoms. Am I going cold Turkey on Sex, Surf and Sunburn? Oh well it is Thanksgiving soon...Mike, Belgium O how I'd wished you had done at least 15 seasons. So much more to write about, so much more for me to read. Nevertheless, a lot of thanks from "a huge fan"...Karolyn, Netherlands Antilles Padre, I just finished reading your book and I have to tell you how much I enjoyed it. Having worked as a GO in Punta Cana in the past, I always had the urge to go back to the Club. I finally went to Turks for 1 week as a GM. I read your book upon my return and was able to relate to many of your stories, whether it was the funnier or the sadder ones. Anyways, all that to say thank you for giving me the opportunity to relive those emotions and giving me something to dream about during my long uneventful days of work!...Tallsweety, Canada Still having a good time picking up your book. Even the chapters that I am not in! Yeah, you need to just become a writer. You could just do magazine articles about life in Club med and rejuvenate the whole appeal of the club...Boomer, USA< Less
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- V.J.Mochel (Standard Copyright License)
- first edition
- V.J. Mochel
- June 2, 2007
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 1.27 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 6 wide x 9 tall
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