Mousetrapped: A Year and A Bit in Orlando, Florida

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The bestselling travel memoir by the author of Backpacked: A Reluctant Trip Across Central America Three big dreams, two mouse ears and one J-1 visa. What could possibly go wrong in the happiest place on earth? When Catherine Ryan Howard decides to swap the grey clouds of Ireland for the clear blue skies of the Sunshine State, she thinks that all of her dreams (living in the United States, seeing a Space Shuttle launch and, um, owning a Starbucks card) are about to come true. Blissfully ignorant of the realities of moving thousands of miles away from home - and woefully unprepared for the logistics of setting up a new home once she gets there - Catherine trusts the Orlando of her daydreams will be waiting for her just as soon as she steps off the plane.  But not long into her first day on Floridan soil - and not long after a breakfast of Mickey Mouse-shaped pancakes - Catherine discovers that amongst Orlando's baked highways, monotonous mall clusters and world famous tourist attractions, park tickets are overpriced, pixie dust is hard to find and thick, wavy hair is downright impossible to straighten . . .  PRAISE FOR MOUSETRAPPED:   "A unique book by a brilliantly witty, instantly loveable author. I couldn't put it down." --Trashionista.com, Top 10 Reads of 2010 "[A] unique story that proves that dreams really do come true." --WanderlustandLipstick.com "Catherine writes with such honesty and humor that this is one of those books that you just keep reading and reading until you find you have finished it . . . A very entertaining bit of escapism." -- D. Jones, #1 Top Reviewer and #1 Hall of Fame Reviewer on Amazon.co.uk See also More Mousetrapped: A Little Bit More From That Year and A Bit (e-book only) PLEASE NOTE: To avoid disappointment, readers should note that Catherine worked for a global hotel chain at their property in Walt Disney World; Mousetrapped is NOT a memoir about working for The Walt Disney Company. 

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Writer, astronaut, skinny: CATHERINE RYAN HOWARD wouldn't mind being any of those things.  As well as working as a front desk agent in a Walt Disney World hotel (and then a housekeeping inspector in a Walt Disney World hotel, for a little bit), Catherine has administrated things in the Netherlands, cleaned things on a French campsite and stapled things together in various offices in her hometown of Cork, Ireland.  Frequently over-caffeinated, she currently divides her time between her desk and the couch.  Find out more at catherineryanhoward.com.

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"A unique book by a brilliantly witty, instantly loveable author... I couldn't put it down." --Trashionista.com, Top 10 Reads of 2010

"[MOUSETRAPPED] is a fun travel memoir that will appeal to anyone who loves Disney, NASA and/or Starbucks. Catherine writes ... with a fresh, chatty voice. You end up sympathizing with Catherine's trying moments, laughing at her funny ones, and celebrating her special triumphs." --AKindleinHongKong.blogspot.com

"[Catherine] writes with wit and humor about her time in Orlando. Thoroughly enjoyable and a great read!" --Talli Roland, author of THE HATING GAME

"[A] unique story that proves that dreams really do come true." --WanderlustandLipstick.com

"MOUSETRAPPED is an interesting, quirky tale with a conversationalist tone and a likeable narrator, packed with tales about space shuttle launches, religious theme parks and even a Bruce Willis story." --ChickLitClub.com

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