This compilation of dozens of incredible true stories gathered over a 39 year railroad career, spotlights the unexpected hilarity involved in working in public transportation Personal experiences run the gamut from sexual escapades to train accidents and even hijackings, almost all of which culminate with laughter....
|Title||:||My Life As A Rear End, Memoirs of a Train Conductor|
|Publisher||:||CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform September 28, 2016|
|Number of Pages||:||228 pages|
|File Size||:||664 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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My Life As A Rear End, Memoirs of a Train Conductor Reviews
I would like to recommend an excellent book to all my friends. Written by Paul Holland, whom I have seemed to have known all my life. A humorous and caring man who has helped me and hundreds of other railroaders through his position as secretary of our Union.
In my younger days a wise man once said to me, “Find what you love in life and do it; you will be the happiest guy in the world.” Paul must have met that guy and took his advice while I guess I’m still searching. Anyone who has had the chance to read his first novel,”My Life as a Rear End,” can see all that and more. When I first bought this book I never dreamed Paul would write something as funny or as creative as the title. It is clearly hysterical, one that can be appreciated by either a layman or some professional who works as a train conductor.
This book is absolutely hilarious!!! The author is a retired railroad conductor, mostly on passenger trains, mostly commuter, out of New York City. Anybody who knows anything about "customer service" knows that customers can be an "interesting" group, particularly when your customer base comes from such a diverse environment as found in a large city. The book had me laughing through most of it with occasional poignant moments thrown in to remind you that these customers, and the train staff who serve them, were/are real people. If you are looking for a fun read I highly recommend it.
only part of the way in, but loving it. Paul's been the conductor on my usual train home for many years, and they just put him out to pasture last night. For those of you who haven't had the pleasure of meeting him, reading the book is like hanging out with a good friend who shares many hilarious stories.
If you would like a tale of the human side working for a railroad, this book is it. Like most career railroaders, the author has had various assignments in both freight and passenger service, but most of his tales come from his interactions with the traveling public and with co-workers over a long career. this is certainly no HR manual, but a light hearted look back on happenings over many years. Certainly a light hearted read that instills a degree of humanity to those who call "All Aboard".
Paul is a great story-teller, finding humor in most any situation. His stories are affirmation that nothing is as funny as real-life situations. Of course, he laughs at his own misadventures as well. It must have been a true delight for the commuters on his train to encounter and interact with Paul daily. This is a great read for anyone who enjoys trains or has ever had to work with the public.
This book is especially good in my opinion. I have personally worked alongside the Author for most of the years he has written about. His insights and observations are delightfully accurate and fun to look back and reflect upon. If you, the reader haven't been made aware, he has also given untold time and devotion to being one of our most respected and beloved leaders. Congratulations my friend on being published and for crossing the finish line, class of 79.
This book cracked me up! Knowing the author for so many years as I commuted to work everyday, I had heard some of his stories that are in this book. Metro North will miss him and so will we. So glad he followed through and got his stories in print! Looking forward to his next book.