ABOUT Maura Stone

Maura Stone
Maura Stone comes from a leading borscht belt entertainment family known as "Catskill Royalty" in comedy. She grew up in the lap of humor where famous American comedians sat at her kitchen table swapping jokes with her family; her father a sit-com writer and her cousin, Sam L More...


Winner of the 2011 National Indie Excellence Award for comedy, Five–Star FLEECING is an adult–themed comedy concerning corporate theft as witnessed through the eyes of Linda Lane, a naive yet ambitious New Yorker. Almost Feydeau–esque in nature, Five–Star FLEECING mixes it all up—hotel guests, pampered celebrities, paparazzi, duplicity, crazed and incompetent coworkers, bad karma—and spins completely out of control. If you enjoy gossip rags, hotel and travel, we dare you to take a peek at the seedy side of luxury hospitality. Without a doubt, you will find Five–Star FLEECING a hilarious escape.

The raunchy and unsophisticated 2011 award-winning comedy, Five-Star FLEECING, is a delicious, fast-paced and satisfying romp through the hospitality industry. Loosely based on the true story of the demise of a 5-star luxury hotel in NYC, the hilarious Five-Star FLEECING proved so incendiary that a Bank placed a Cease & Desist order to prohibit publication! Come join the madness (yes, madness), the fun, the laughter & be party to the party behind the toppling of a luxury hotel!

  1. A humorous delve into the underworld of class, highly recommended Review by 5 Star Review from Midwest Book Review (Oregon, WI)
    Overall Rating (5 stars)

    Even the classiest isn't immune from the lowest common denominator. "Five-Star Fleecing" looks into the life of Linda Lane, as she embraces her new career as manager of the Supreme Superior, a five star New York City hotel. But her classy career is not what it's cracked up to be as she soon finds herself again associating with criminals. Presented as a dark comedy, "Five-Star Fleecing" is a humorous delve into the underworld of class, highly recommended. (April 2010)

  3. This is a superb scathing satire of the hospitality business Review by 5 Star Review from Harriet Klausner, #1 book reviewer:
    Overall Rating (5 stars)

    Posted February 8, 2010, 4:50 PM EST: In 1995 after losing her legal position at a firm doing questionable practices, Linda Lane obtains a job as assistant resident manager at the Manhattan luxurious Supreme Superior Hotel. Her boss Herr Ganiff explains the rules of working at a five-star hotel and assigns her to work up a plan on how to keep their high rollers happy while also bringing in some middle income. However, Linda observes all sorts of questionable practices at the hotel owned in absentia by a Japanese trio. In fact, she sees theft, poor handling of guests and a management team that takes care of itself exclusively. As she tries to ignore what she observes, Linda thinks of her father who told her to never back down from an ethics scenario as she did as a lawyer. This is a superb scathing satire of the hospitality business at a time when Wall St. is in the news with Too Big To Fail bonuses to many of those who failed. The cast is eccentric and over the top of the Empire State Building with me-me attitudes that stun idealistic newcomer Linda Lane who cannot understand the philosophy that the guest must not get in the way of bonuses. Maura Stone provides a well written tale of avarice, American style of capitalism.

    Harriet Klausner (February 2010)