Don’t Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs, She Thinks I’m a Piano Player in a Whorehouse (2006) by Paul Carter is a book that is like listening to someone who has some great stories at a bar. Carter’s experiences as an oil driller all over the world are really something.
The world of drilling is highly paid dangerous work that is carried out all over the world. The drillers live an intense life. Alcohol abuse is rampant. Relationships are destroyed by constantly being away from home.
The book is something most people would find funny. But the humour will offend some. There is quite a lot of interest in the tales as well. The number of oilmen who are Freemasons is surprising.
The book is a very quick read and will provide most people with a few entertaining hours.