The Bitchy Waiter

The Bitchy Waiter
Author: Darron Cardosa
Pages: 224
ISBN: 1454917245
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Release: 2016-04-05
Editor: Sterling
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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."

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Author: Roald Dahl
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781101653678
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Release: 2007-08-16
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory is opening at last! But only five lucky children will be allowed inside. And the winners are: Augustus Gloop, an enormously fat boy whose hobby is eating; Veruca Salt, a spoiled-rotten brat whose parents are wrapped around her little finger; Violet Beauregarde, a dim-witted gum-chewer with the fastest jaws around; Mike Teavee, a toy pistol-toting gangster-in-training who is obsessed with television; and Charlie Bucket, Our Hero, a boy who is honest and kind, brave and true, and good and ready for the wildest time of his life!

Waiter Rant

Waiter Rant
Author: Steve Dublanica
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780061801235
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Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Concierge Confidential

Concierge Confidential
Author: Michael Fazio,Michael Malice
Pages: 288
ISBN: 1429929294
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Release: 2011-02-01
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New York City's top concierge gives up a keyhole view into the luxe hotel rooms, private dining and dressing rooms of the ridiculous, rich and demanding Michael Fazio is the ultimate behind-the-scenes support man. Want two orchestra tickets to the Broadway musical that just won the Tony? Call Fazio. How about an upgrade to first class on an overbooked overnight flight to Tokyo? Call Fazio. Or a roomful of fresh hydrangeas—in winter? That's right. Call Fazio. From his early start as the harried and neglected personal assistant to a typical L.A. casting agent, Fazio took what he learned there and moved into concierge work at New York City's Intercontinental Hotel, where he was eventually able to parlay his services into a large and successful business of his own. In Concierge Confidential, Fazio reveals the behind-thescenes madness that goes into getting the rich and famous what they want, and shares some great insider knowledge on how to get access to the unattainable without making the concierge, waiters and other service people crazy. A few of Fazio's tips include: • When and how much to palm in tips • How to get a seat or ticket to the hottest thing in town • How to avoid being labeled a rube the minute you walk through the door • How you can become your favorite store or restaurant's most beloved customer • And much more

Waiter to the Rich and Shameless

Waiter to the Rich and Shameless
Author: Paul Hartford
Pages: 258
ISBN: 0692543589
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Release: 2015-11-14
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A down-and-out musician chops off his hair to become a server at the top of the Hollywood food chain, discovering a cloistered world of money, fame, bad behavior and intrigue. Waiter to the Rich and Shameless is not just a peek into the secretive inner workings of a legendary five-star restaurant; it is not just a celebrity tell-all or a scathing corporate analysis. It is a top-tier waiter's personal coming-of-age story, an intimate look into the complicated challenges of serving in the country's most elite, Hollywood-centric dining room while fighting to maintain a sense of self and purpose.

Don t Get Caught

Don t Get Caught
Author: Kurt Dinan
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781492630159
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Release: 2016-04-01
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

10:00 tonight at the water tower. Tell no one. -Chaos Club When Max receives a mysterious invite from the untraceable, epic prank-pulling Chaos Club, he has to ask: why him? After all, he's Mr. 2.5 GPA, Mr. No Social Life. He's Just Max. And his favorite heist movies have taught him this situation calls for Rule #4: Be suspicious. But it's also his one shot to leave Just Max in the dust... Yeah, not so much. Max and four fellow students-who also received invites-are standing on the newly defaced water tower when campus security "catches" them. Definitely a setup. And this time, Max has had enough. It's time for Rule #7: Always get payback. Let the prank war begin. Oceans 11 meets The Breakfast Club in this entertaining, fast-paced debut filled with pranks and cons that will keep readers on their toes, never sure who's pulling the strings or what's coming next.

Service Included

Service Included
Author: Phoebe Damrosch
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780061833786
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Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Celebrations the Complete Book of American Holidays

Celebrations  the Complete Book of American Holidays
Author: Robert J. Myers,Hallmark Cards, Inc., Staff
Pages: 386
ISBN: IND:30000006137982
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Release: 1972
Editor: Doubleday Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Discusses the history and significance of specific holy days and holidays celebrated in the United States today

Fancy AF Cocktails

Fancy AF Cocktails
Author: Ariana Madix,Tomás F. Summers Sandoval
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780358171713
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Release: 2019
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Trashy and classy cocktails by the beloved Vanderpump Rules couple

Heads in Beds

Heads in Beds
Author: Jacob Tomsky
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781101973745
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Release: 2016-07-26
Editor: Anchor Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"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"--

Would You Like Some Salad with Your Ranch How to Survive the Customers the Coworkers the Kitchen and the Managers

Would You Like Some Salad with Your Ranch   How to Survive the Customers  the Coworkers  the Kitchen  and the Managers
Author: Kelsey Pierchoski
Pages: 130
ISBN: 0578554445
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Release: 2019-08-28
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Starting with the author's background in the restaurant industry, Would You Like Some Salad with Your Ranch? takes a sassy, blunt, sarcastic look at the four main groups of people that servers interact with: customers, coworkers, kitchen workers, and managers. Each group is broken into common situations and character types that almost every server has encountered, revealing that servers do much more than bring out food. They test their patience on People with a Special Diet and their memorization skills on Big Parties. They ward off The Sexual Creepers and play nice with The Insufferably Bitchy Bartender. Along the way, servers learn useful life skills, such as how to reign in The Regulars, how to cope with The Crazy Prep Cook, and how not to be That Couple with the Baby.Aiming to give servers and other industry workers a laugh in an often demoralizing and thankless field, Would you Like Some Salad with your Ranch? is the perfect summary of the trials of restaurant life.

Why We Snap

Why We Snap
Author: Douglas Fields
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780698194311
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Release: 2016-01-12
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The startling new science behind sudden acts of violence and the nine triggers this groundbreaking researcher has uncovered We all have a rage circuit we can’t fully control once it is engaged as R. Douglas Fields, PhD, reveals in this essential book for our time. The daily headlines are filled with examples of otherwise rational people with no history of violence or mental illness suddenly snapping in a domestic dispute, an altercation with police, or road rage attack. We all wish to believe that we are in control of our actions, but the fact is, in certain circumstances we are not. The sad truth is that the right trigger in the right circumstance can unleash a fit of rage in almost anyone. But there is a twist: Essentially the same pathway in the brain that can result in a violent outburst can also enable us to act heroically and altruistically before our conscious brain knows what we are doing. Think of the stranger who dives into a frigid winter lake to save a drowning child. Dr. Fields is an internationally recognized neurobiologist and authority on the brain and the cellular mechanisms of memory. He has spent years trying to understand the biological basis of rage and anomalous violence, and he has concluded that our culture’s understanding of the problem is based on an erroneous assumption: that rage attacks are the product of morally or mentally defective individuals, rather than a capacity that we all possess. Fields shows that violent behavior is the result of the clash between our evolutionary hardwiring and triggers in our contemporary world. Our personal space is more crowded than ever, we get less sleep, and we just aren't as fit as our ancestors. We need to understand how the hardwiring works and how to recognize the nine triggers. With a totally new perspective, engaging narrative, and practical advice, Why We Snap uncovers the biological roots of the rage response and how we can protect ourselves—and others.

Last Dinner on the Titanic

Last Dinner on the Titanic
Author: Rick Archbold,Dana McCauley
Pages: 144
ISBN: 1864488360
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Release: 1998
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With original menus, authentic recipes and splendid illustrations, this book accurately re-creates what it was like to dine on the most famous of all ships.

Thoughtless

Thoughtless
Author: S.C. Stephens
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781471126017
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Release: 2012-09-21
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For almost two years now, Kiera's boyfriend, Denny, has been everything she's ever wanted: loving, tender, and endlessly devoted to her. When they head off to a new city to start their lives together, Denny at his dream job and Kiera at a top-notch university, everything seems perfect. Then an unforeseen obligation forces the happy couple apart. Feeling lonely, confused, and in need of comfort, Kiera turns to an unexpected source - a local rock star named Kellan Kyle. At first, he's purely a friend that she can lean on, but as her loneliness grows, so does their relationship. And then one night everything changes . . . and one thing's for sure - nothing will ever be the same.

This Lullaby

This Lullaby
Author: Sarah Dessen
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781101176696
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Release: 2004-03-08
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A New York Times bestseller She’s got it all figured out. Or does she? When it comes to relationships, Remy’s got a whole set of rules. Never get too serious. Never let him break your heart. And never, ever date a musician. But then Remy meets Dexter, and the rules don’t seem to apply anymore. Could it be that she’s starting to understand what all those love songs are about? “Remy and Dexter jump off the pages into the hearts of readers, who will wish for a romance like this of their own.” —Booklist Also by Sarah Dessen: Along for the Ride Dreamland Just Listen Keeping the Moon Lock and Key The Moon and More Someone Like You That Summer The Truth About Forever What Happened to Goodbye

Girl Stop Passing Out in Your Makeup

Girl  Stop Passing Out in Your Makeup
Author: Zara Barrie
Pages: 445
ISBN: 9781642934649
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Release: 2020-05-19
Editor: Post Hill Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Self-help meets memoir. Party girl meets wise sage. Beauty meets reality. Zara Barrie is the cool older sister you wish you had. The one that lets you borrow her designer dresses and ripped up fishnets, buys you champagne (she loves you too much to let you drink beer), and colors your lips with bright pink lipstick. She'll take you to the coolest parties, and will stick by your side and she guides you through the glitter, pain, danger, laughter, and what it means to be a f*cked up girl in this f*cked up world (both of which are beautiful despite the darkness). Girl, Stop Passing Out in Your Makeup is for the girls that are too much of a beautiful contradiction to be contained. Zara is a gifted writer—one second she'll have you laughing over rich girls agonizing over which Birkin bag to buy, the next second she'll shatter your heart in one sentence about losing one’s innocence. Zara is the nuanced girl she writes for—light, irreverent, snarky, bitchy, funny; and aching, perceptive, deep, flawed, wise, poised, honest—all at once. Perhaps the only thing that can match Zara's unparalleled wit and big sister advice is her candid humor and undeniable talent for the written word. Zara is one of the most prolific and entertaining honest voices on the internet—and her talent is only multiplied in book form. Girl, Stop Passing Out in Your Makeup is for the bad girls, honey.”—Dayna Troisi, Executive Editor, GO Magazine “Reading Zara's writing will make you feel like you're at your cool-as-hell big sister's sleepover party. You will be transfixed by her unflinching honesty and words of wisdom, and she'll successfully convince you to not only ditch the shame you feel about the raw and messy parts of yourself, but to dare to see them as beautiful.”—Alexia LaFata, Editor, New York Magazine “If Cat Marnell and F. Scott Fitzgerald had a literary baby it would be Zara Barrie. She’s got Marnell’s casual, dark, downright hilarious tone of an irreverent party girl. But then she also has Fitzgerald’s talent for making words literally feel like they sparkle on the page. I’ve always been a fan of Zara’s writing but Girl, Stop Passing Out in Your Makeup takes it to the next level. With shimmery words that make her dark stories sparkle, she seamlessly manages to inspire even the most coked-out girl at the party to get her shit together.”—Candice Jalili, Senior Sex & Dating Writer, Elite Daily

How May We Hate You

How May We Hate You
Author: Anna Drezen,Todd Dakotah Briscoe
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780553448344
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Release: 2016
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Find out what really goes on in the world of hospitality with this hilarious book full of funny and absurd stories, anecdotes told in dialogue, factoids, and satirical pop quizzes by two veteran concierges who paid their way while working at a combined 50 hotels in and around Times Square."--Back cover.

Are You There Vodka It s Me Chelsea

Are You There  Vodka  It s Me  Chelsea
Author: Chelsea Handler
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9781416596363
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Release: 2009-12-29
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The comedienne star of the Chelsea Handler Show describes her experiences with misbegotten boyfriends, her eccentric mixed-religion parents and the working world, a lifetime marked by numerous inebriated misadventures. Reprint. A #1 best-seller.

A Really Good Day

A Really Good Day
Author: Ayelet Waldman
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780451494108
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Release: 2017-01-10
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The true story of how a renowned writer’s struggle with mood storms led her to try a remedy as drastic as it is forbidden: microdoses of LSD. Her revealing, fascinating journey provides a window into one family and the complex world of a once-infamous drug seen through new eyes. When a small vial arrives in her mailbox from "Lewis Carroll," Ayelet Waldman is at a low point. Her moods have become intolerably severe; she has tried nearly every medication possible; her husband and children are suffering with her. So she opens the vial, places two drops on her tongue, and joins the ranks of an underground but increasingly vocal group of scientists and civilians successfully using therapeutic microdoses of LSD. As Waldman charts her experience over the course of a month--bursts of productivity, sleepless nights, a newfound sense of equanimity--she also explores the history and mythology of LSD, the cutting-edge research into the drug, and the byzantine policies that control it. Drawing on her experience as a federal public defender, and as the mother of teenagers, and her research into the therapeutic value of psychedelics, Waldman has produced a book that is eye-opening, often hilarious, and utterly enthralling.

I Hate Everyone Except You

I Hate Everyone  Except You
Author: Clinton Kelly
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781476776958
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Release: 2017-01-10
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the bestselling author, beloved television host, and “arbiter of style and good taste in all areas” (People) comes a hilariously candid, deliciously snarky collection of essays about his journey from awkward kid to slightly-less-awkward adult. Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks, and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker. Whether he’s throwing his baby sister in the air to jumpstart her cheerleading career or heroically rescuing his best friend from death by mud bath, Clinton leaps life’s social hurdles with aplomb. With his signature wit and relatable voice, he shares his unique ability to navigate the stickiest of situations, like find true love in a crowded gay bar or deciding whether it’s acceptable to eat chicken wings with a fork on live television (spoiler: it’s not). Clinton delves into all these outrageous topics—and many more—in this thoroughly unabashedly frank and uproarious collection.