- Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: Llewellyn Publications; 2 edition (October 8, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1567186076
- ISBN-13: 978-1567186079
- Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 12.2 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #568,692 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Love Boats Paperback – October 8, 1998
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From the Publisher
Have you ever wanted to meet a person who changed the world? In her own way, that's what Jeraldine Saunders has done. Her autobiographical book, and the TV series that came from it, is the reason for a 3,000 percent increase in the cruise ship industry. She is quite literally responsible for making it the enormous success that it is today.
How could one book make such a change? You can find out when you read Love Boats (revised and expanded version of The Love Boats). You'll also be amazed and amused at her many experiences during her ten years as a cruise director.
Unlike the fictional stories on the TV show, the stories you read here are all true. Tales of love and hate, sex and silliness, greed and generosity, beauties and beasts, all on the ships that travel the seas to give their passengers a chance to see the world and experience life to its fullest.
Jeraldine is a student of astrology, numerology, graphology, palmistry, and more. You'll read about this, too, including a wonderful explanation of why some seemingly scientifically-minded people don't accept astrology (no funding for research), and what will happen in the future.
This photo-filled book is fun to read and filled with information and observations about life and the world. Get your copy of Love Boats today.
About the Author
The original Love Boat Cruise Director, Jeraldine Saunders is known world-wide for her books, lectures, and civic activities. She has published eleven books, and has appeared on Good Morning, America, Johnny Carson, Merv Griffin, and more than 850 other TV and radio talk shows all over the world. She serves as National Spokesperson for the Hypoglycemia Foundation of America, and is affiliated with the American Federation of Astrologers; Poets, Essayists, and Novelists (PEN); Film Welfare League; Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists; Academy of Television Arts & Science; and the International College of Applied Nutrition. Jeraldine also lectures worldwide on astrology, graphology, numerology, palmistry, and face-reading. THE LOVE BOATS is an autobiographical account of Jeraldine's years as a hostess, then cruise director aboard several posh luxury ships. After a career as a couturier model, Jeraldine took a job lecturing on astrology, motivation, and the Four Seasons color concept on cruise ships before becoming the industry's first female Cruise Director. She turned this decade-long experience into a book, then later parlayed that into a television series, THE LOVE BOAT, currently in syndication in over 110 countries.
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Top Customer Reviews
Jeraldine Saunders claims that she single handedly saved the cruise industry. I am not sure where she got the notion. Frankly, her telling of life on a cruise ship scares the hell out of me. She repeatedly admits that she lied to get the job and then lied to cruise guests and staff to get out of sticky situations. She tells about tricking guests into believing that the subpar services and outings they paid for are something special and then she turns around and calls them names behind their backs on the occasion that they are unhappy. Throw in the extra special stories of ships running aground, suicide, bomb threats, fights, staff having sex with as many guests as they can on every cruise and drunken officers and you get a glowing review of the cruise industry. The entire book is unfocused and scattered and is band-aided together with her opinions on astrology. As a bonus, in the updated and expanded edition, one of the extra chapters is basically a sales pitch for her other books.
In my opinion, Jeraldine Saunders is nothing more than an uneducated (yet somehow skilled) liar and Love Boats is more of a disservice to the cruise industry than anything else. If this was the only word to go by, the entire industry would be dead. In the description on the back cover of the book, it says it is about her experiences as the first ever female cruise director. This is not entirely true. Less than one third of the book is about her experiences as a cruise director. Nearly all of her stories are of her experiences as a hostess.
In all honesty, her book was the inspiration for the television series. HOWEVER, if anything saved the industry, it was the show, not her book. The truth of the matter is, the book and the television show have very few similarities. The only common threads between the two are the boat and the female cruise director. Very few of her stories were classy enough or appropriate for television.
Save your time and IQ points and read a different book.
The back stories are interesting but this time around her ego overcomes her stories and it becomes a bragfest.
This is an updated version perhaps she should have left well enough alone
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's a good book.