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Reviewed by Rosie Malezer for Readers' Favorite
Hey Doorman VIII: True Tales of an Uncommon Bouncer in Los Angeles is a non-fictional account of life as a doorman (or bouncer), written by John P. Kildemm. As a bouncer in the city of Los Angeles, John encounters many types entering the establishment where he is paid to keep clientele from unruly behavior. Smart-alecs with fake or expired identification, death threats, name calling, or anything else to attract attention to those who crave it is an everyday experience which those who handle security at any establishment know well. Rewarding poor behavior with subtle insults or not-so-subtle eviction from the establishment is part and parcel of the job, but, more often than not, the same person who removes the troublemakers is also the one who greets you with a friendly smile when you first arrive. With so many unruly characters making their spotlight appearance at John’s assigned venue, he is certainly no stranger to keeping them in check.
Having read John P. Kildemm's previous books in the Hey Doorman series, I thought I had prepared myself well for the newest collection of bouncer tales. While being a Deaf book reviewer has its perks, in that I can focus well on the task at hand, I am sure my neighbors wondered what on earth was going on today to set me off into such prolonged hysterical laughter. As I turned each page of Hey Doorman VIII, eager to relish each moment of hilarity, John did not fail to amuse. The continuity of his dry humor and wit continued from the first page to the last, with badly-behaved patrons being shown the exit in a number of different situations ... and by a variety of methods. The banter between bouncer and boss was also well-written, showing why it is essential to have such a good working relationship with the person you answer to. With trust being a key ingredient when it comes to executing your duties well, without being doubted by those you answer to, a healthy working relationship between boss and employee is a must in order to get the job done and keep patrons safe. Knowing how to defuse any situation before it gets out of hand is also imperative. While incorporating current events, with Donald Trump in the Oval Office, I thoroughly enjoyed Hey Doorman VIII, and recommend it to readers over the age of 15 years, whether they are a fan of hard-core comedy or simply wish to see what it takes to make a great doorman/bouncer.