Waiter Rant

Waiter Rant
Author: Steve Dublanica
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2009-10-13
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780061801235

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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.

Keep the Change

Keep the Change
Author: Steve Dublanica
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-11-02
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9780062020130

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In the irreverent spirit of A.J. Jacobs and Michael Moore, Keep the Change by Steve Dublanica is a pavement-pounding exploration of tipping, a huge but neglected part of the American economy—the hilarious and eye-opening follow-up to his smash-hit New York Times bestseller Waiter Rant. Subtitled “A Clueless Tipper’s Quest to Become the Guru of the Gratuity,” Keep the Change follows the popular blogger known as “the Waiter” from restaurant to casino to strip club and beyond as he explores what to tip and how tipping truly plays out in practice in a series of candid, funny, and sometimes uproariously cringe-inducing adventures.

Heads in Beds

Heads in Beds
Author: Jacob Tomsky
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2016-07-26
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781101973745

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"A humorous memoir by a veteran hospitality employee that reveals what goes on behind the scenes of the hotel business. Includes tips on how to get the most out of your hotel stay"--

Service Included

Service Included
Author: Phoebe Damrosch
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009-10-13
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780061833786

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Kitchen Confidential meets Sex and the City in this delicious, behind-the-scenes memoir from the first female captain at one of New York City's most prestigious restaurants While Phoebe Damrosch was figuring out what to do with her life, she supported herself by working as a waiter. Before long she was a captain at the New York City four-star restaurant Per Se, the culinary creation of master chef Thomas Keller. Service Included is the story of her experiences there: her obsession with food, her love affair with a sommelier, and her observations of the highly competitive and frenetic world of fine dining. She also provides the following dining tips: Please do not ask your waiter what else he or she does. Please do not steal your waiter's pen. Please do not say you're allergic when you don't like something. Please do not send something back after eating most of it. Please do not make faces or gagging noises when hearing the specials—someone else at the table might like to order one of them. After reading this book, diners will never sit down at a restaurant table the same way again.

Food Power and Agency

Food  Power  and Agency
Author: Jürgen Martschukat,Bryant Simon
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2017-04-06
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781474298742

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Grounded in the work of Roland Barthes, Bruno Latour, Pierre Bourdieu, and Michel Foucault, this exciting book uses food as a lens to examine agency and the political, economic, social, and cultural power which underlies every choice of food and every act of eating. The book is divided into three parts - National Characters; Anthropological Situations; Health – with each of the eight chapters exploring the power of food as well as the power relationships reflected and refracted through food. Featuring contributions from historians, sociologists, anthropologists, and cultural studies scholars from around the world, the book offers case studies of a diverse range -from German cuisine and ethnicity in San Francisco after the Gold Rush, through Italian cuisine in Japan, to 'ultragreasy bureks' and teenage fast food consumption in Slovenia. By directly engaging with questions of agency and power, the book pushes the field of food studies in new directions. An important read for students and researchers in food studies, food history, anthropology of food, and sociology of food.

The Waiter

The Waiter
Author: Matias Faldbakken
Publsiher: Gallery/Scout Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-06-18
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781501197536

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“As if The Remains of the Day had been written by Kingsley Amis, The Waiter is…one of the most purely entertaining novels I’ve read in years. This book is a meal you won’t want to finish.” —J. Ryan Stradal, New York Times bestselling author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest In the tradition of the modern classics The Remains of the Day and A Gentleman in Moscow comes The Waiter, in which the finely tuned balance of a timeworn European restaurant is irrevocably upset by an unexpected guest. The Hills dates from a time when pigs were pigs and swine were swine, the Maître D’ likes to say—in other words from the mid-1800s. Every day begins with the head waiter putting on his jacket. In with one arm, then the other. Shrugged onto his shoulders. Horn buttons done up. Always the same. There is clinking. Cutlery is moved around porcelain and up to mouths. But in this universe unto itself, there is scarcely any contact between the tables of regulars. And that is precisely how the waiter likes it. Sheer routine…until a beautiful young woman walks through the door and upsets the delicate balance of the restaurant and all it has come to represent. Told in a kaleidoscopic rotation of voices—the headwaiter, the bartender, the coat checker, the chef who never speaks—The Waiter marks the North American debut of an exciting new voice in literary fiction that will leave you longing to sit down at The Hills, order a drink, and watch the world go by….

Blogosphere

Blogosphere
Author: Peter Kuhns,Adrienne Crew
Publsiher: Pearson Education
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2006-01-27
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 0132797127

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You probably have your favorite blogs to visit each day, but there are countless other blogs that you could never find on your own and that could potentially be added to the top of your favorites! Blogosphere: Best of Blogs is a collection of the blogs you’ve heard about and the ones still waiting to be discovered. Organized into sections based on interests and moods, you’ll find a listing of the best blogs out there, along with the reasons why they’ve made the list. Complete with searching tips and strategies, Blogosphere will help you find the greatest voices in the blogging universe.

In the Restaurant

In the Restaurant
Author: Christoph Ribbat
Publsiher: Pushkin Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-06-19
Genre: Cooking
ISBN: 9781782273103

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The deliciously cosmopolitan story of the restaurant from eighteenth-century Paris to El Bulli What does eating out tell us about who we are? The restaurant is where we go to celebrate, to experience pleasure, to see and be seen - or, sometimes, just because we're hungry. But these temples of gastronomy hide countless stories. As this dazzlingly entertaining, eye-opening book shows, the restaurant is where performance, fashion, commerce, ritual, class, work and desire all come together. Through its windows, we can glimpse the world. This is the tale of the restaurant in all its guises, from the first formal establishments in eighteenth-century Paris serving 'restorative' bouillon, to today's new Nordic cuisine, via grand Viennese cafés and humble fast food joints. Here are tales of cooks who spend hours arranging rose petals for Michelin stars, of the university that teaches the consistency of the perfect shake, of the lunch counter that sparked a protest movement, of the writers - from Proust to George Orwell - who have been inspired or outraged by the restaurant's secrets.

Last Night at the Lobster

Last Night at the Lobster
Author: Stewart O'Nan
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2007-11-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781440619878

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A frank and funny yet emotionally resonant tale set within a vivid work day world, from the author of Emily, Alone and Henry, Himself--named a Best Book of the Year by The Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Entertainment Weekly A Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize Perched in the far corner of a run-down New England mall, the Red Lobster hasn't been making its numbers and headquarters has pulled the plug. But manager Manny DeLeon still needs to navigate a tricky last shift--just four days before Christmas and in the midst of a fierce blizzard--with a near-mutinous staff and the final onslaught of hungry retirees, lunatics, and holiday office parties. All the while, he's wondering how to handle the waitress he's still in love with, his pregnant girlfriend, and where to find the present that will make everything better. Stewart O'Nan has been called "the bard of the working class," and Last Night at the Lobster is a poignant yet redemptive look at what a man does when he discovers that his best might not be good enough.

Uncorked

Uncorked
Author: Marco Pasanella
Publsiher: Clarkson Potter
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-05-22
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780307985606

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Marco Pasanella's behind-the-scenes memoir through the world of wine will captivate wine lovers with its story of one man who decided, at age 43, to change his life by opening a wine shop. As Kitchen Confidential and Waiter Rant explored the front and back of the house at restaurants, Uncorked offers a peek behind the curtain of the wine world. Pasanella takes the reader into the underbelly of his store and the industry, which is steeped in history yet fanatical about technology and brimming with larger-than-life personalities. Infused with rich details of his historic waterfront building in New York City and his sojourns to Tuscany, Pasanella's memoir is one of transformation through a project many fantasize about but few commit to. A colorful cast of characters rounds out this fascinating journey through the world of wine.

Say Everything

Say Everything
Author: Scott Rosenberg
Publsiher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2009
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 9780307451378

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Explores the complex network of blogging and provides insights into the new medium with discussions on privacy, self-expression, authority, and community, and includes close-ups of blogging innovators, including Evan Williams of Blogger.

The Bitchy Waiter

The Bitchy Waiter
Author: Darron Cardosa
Publsiher: Sterling
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-04-05
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1454917245

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At some point in their lives, millions of people have waited tables. And many remain haunted by nightmare scenarios where they are the sole server in a packed restaurant. For all those disenchanted current and former food service employees, Darron Cardosa (a.k.a. the Bitchy Waiter) has your back. Since 2008 he s vented his frustrations about everything from entitled has-beens to what "really" goes on in that fancy restaurant in a popular blog. A snarky mix of Sedaris, Bourdain, Bombeck, and Mo Rocca, Cardosa distills 30 years of food service into dark, funny tales that anyone who worked in the industry will relate to."

Insider Secrets

Insider Secrets
Author: Editors of Reader's Digest
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2017-06-27
Genre: Reference
ISBN: 9781621453505

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From the wildly popular Reader's Digest column "13 Things They Won't Tell You" here are more than 5,000 trade secrets, professional tips, juicy secrets, and insider perspectives to save money and time, get better service, and avoid being scammed. Every month, in its wildly popular "13 Things They Won't Tell You" column, Reader’s Digest asks selected experts from a different profession to spill their secrets. Readers walk a mile in their shoes and see things that are enlightening, horrifying, and give them a whole new perspective on the people they trust with their food, health, family, money, and home. They walk away with the keys to awesome backdoor deals, insider knowledge that saves them tons of money, and invaluable advice for getting better service anywhere they go. Now, this wisdom has been collected into one comprehensive volume, complete with updates, all-new interviews, and thousands of additional secrets. In Insider Secrets, you'll find out how to: *make sure your doctor is the most experienced one in the hospital *score the best deals from a car salesman *baffle burglars and identity thieves *avoid getting fired, according to HR *find the freshest food in the store and much more!

The Book of Quoems

The Book of Quoems
Author: Timothy J. Donovan Jr.
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2019-04-23
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 9781532066030

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The Book of Quoems is a collection of quotes, proverbs, and sayings from the famous to the nameless—from past to present—arranged in lyrical, poetic verse. A quoem is comprised of two quotes that rhyme and is titled with two words that coincide with each quote. If you enjoy wordplay, song lyrics, and witty refrains, you will recognize the value of this book upon knowing that a quote may be the result of the wisdom of very complicated ideas packaged simply into a single phrase. The quoem takes the phrase and titles it with one word and then does it a second time with a rhyme. It is the essential solidification of expression, combining literature, vocabulary, poetry, and philosophy. Reading this book is like diamond mining—the more you dig, the more gems you will find. Search for that mother lode, and the treasure you will find is pure quoetry.

Auditions Undressed

Auditions Undressed
Author: Daniel Bowling
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2009-05
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9780956149107

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Auditions Undressed will help any music theatre singer, actor or dancer take better and more confidant auditions! It offers artists both practical and psychological strategies to help combat the stress and strains of auditions coming from one of London's top professionals who has sat thousands of auditions throughout his long West End career. Laid out in sixty concise chapters, each chapter addresses individual aspects in the art of preparing for and taking those critically important auditions. Inspirational, intuitive, and potent, this book will help every actor step into the challenge of their next audition with confidence and knowledge!