May 1, 2008 (Raleigh, NC) – It wasn’t easy, but after many tries, Lulu creator Micha Berman finally got the call. He had 48 hours to get to Miami to board the cruise ship the M.S. Ecstasy. Berman wasn’t going on a short vacation. He landed his dream job – working on a cruise ship. With Lulu.com, Berman shares his story of life aboard the luxury liner in Permanent Passenger: My Life on a Cruise Ship (http://www.lulu.com/content/1082309).
Using online self-publishing technology at Lulu.com, Berman was able to share his cruise ship tales with ease. He got the idea to use Lulu.com after noticing how interested his friends and family were in his cruise ship tales. “After working for a cruise line on one of their largest ships, I realized there were zero books about life behind the scenes on a cruise ship,” says Berman. “I have struggled for years to get this story out. Lulu made that dream possible and now people across the country are laughing at this unique zany story.”
Berman gives readers an all access pass to life at sea, and shares hilarious tales, like how he got the job by chasing a cruise line executive into the bathroom, and his first onboard romance, which involved a passenger looking for the buffet and too much champagne. He also tells high drama tales of stowaways, deaths and rescues at sea. “I am floating on clouds. I worked a long time to get this story out, and I am getting overwhelming support and incredible feedback on the book,” said Berman.
A born adventurer, Berman has backpacked through Vietnam, traveled to the Farallon Islands to rendezvous with great white sharks, swam from Alcatraz to the San Francisco Bay, and ran multiple marathons. He is currently a commercial voiceover artist, and working on his next book about his travels to the poorest areas of South Africa’s Mozambique.
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