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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The writing is that good. - LibraryThing
The writing was sleepytime tea boring. - LibraryThing
His writing is sparse, but effective. - LibraryThing
Again, the tips are not so much new as well expressed. - LibraryThing
Oh, and doesn't get tips either. - LibraryThing
He's really a writer. - LibraryThing

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I have reader's & buyer's regret, but just a little. I hate it when I interrupt my schedule of books to be read with a spontaneous gift-card splurge like this, and instead of putting it at the bottom ... Read full review

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User Review  - kittyjay - LibraryThing

Less an expose, like the famed Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain, Waiter Rant is more snapshots and vignettes taken from the life of a waiter in an upscale restaurant of New York. There are ... Read full review


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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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