Waiter Rant: Thanks for the Tip--Confessions of a Cynical Waiter

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Harper Collins, Jul 29, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 302 pages
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According to The Waiter, eighty percent of customers are nice people just looking for something to eat. The remaining twenty percent, however, are socially maladjusted psychopaths. Waiter Rant offers the server's unique point of view, replete with tales of customer stupidity, arrogant misbehavior, and unseen bits of human grace transpiring in the most unlikely places. Through outrageous stories, The Waiter reveals the secrets to getting good service, proper tipping etiquette, and how to keep him from spitting in your food. The Waiter also shares his ongoing struggle, at age thirty-eight, to figure out if he can finally leave the first job at which he's truly thrived.

 

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User Review  - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing

Although this is ostensibly a collection of a waiter's experiences on the job, I hesitate to shelve it in non-fiction. Dublanica so clearly takes artistic licenses that very little rings true. There ... Read full review

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User Review  - scot2 - LibraryThing

Really enjoyed this book. I worked as a waitress when I was a student and I could relate to some of the things in this book. Some anecdotes about customers are very funny but the book also covered the ... Read full review

Contents

Preface xi
2
B 7
B 8
B 9
T 10
y 11
h 13
g 15
p 16
tance Abuse 204
ell Crowe and Me 226
Demons 257
owing in the Apron 270
Epilogue 283
at All Times or Have Close By 300

geance Is Mine 175

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About the author (2008)

Steve Dublanica is the bestselling author of Waiter Rant, which spent twelve weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. He lives in the New York metropolitan area with his joint-custody dog, Buster.

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