Don't Tell Mom I Work on the Rigs: She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse

Don't Tell Mom I Work on the Rigs: She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse

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by Paul Carter
     
 

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Since age 18, Paul Carter has worked on oil rigs in locations as far flung as the Middle East, Columbia, the North Sea, Borneo, Tunisia, Sumatra, Vietnam, Nigeria, Russia, and many others — and he's survived (so far!) to tell stories from the edge of civilization (places, as it happens, upon which most of our lives rely). Carter has been shot at, hijacked and

Overview

Since age 18, Paul Carter has worked on oil rigs in locations as far flung as the Middle East, Columbia, the North Sea, Borneo, Tunisia, Sumatra, Vietnam, Nigeria, Russia, and many others — and he's survived (so far!) to tell stories from the edge of civilization (places, as it happens, upon which most of our lives rely). Carter has been shot at, hijacked and held hostage, almost died of dysentery in Asia and toothache in Russia, watched a Texan lose his mind in the jungles of Asia, lost a lot of money backing a scorpion against a mouse in a fight to the death, and served cocktails by an orangutan on an ocean freighter. Taking postings in some of the world's wildest and most remote regions — not to mention some of the roughest rigs on the planet — Carter has worked and gotten into trouble with some of the maddest, baddest and strangest people you could ever hope not to meet.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786733415
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
03/17/2009
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
531,274
File size:
826 KB

Meet the Author

Paul Carter, an avid motorcycle enthusiast and artist, lives in Sydney, Australia, when he's not working on oil rigs.

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Don't Tell Mom I Work on the Rigs: She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read. Absolutelty hysterical and interesting
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading about Paul's adventures and the people he has met. He does not go much in detail about the oil rig life but more the characters he meets along the way. Definitely recommend if you are looking for some humour and a peek of life outside the typical American 9-5 job.