Somehow, somewhere The Waiter lost the magic of the original blog by concentrating too much on personal emotions. Middle age angst is not what his blog was known for not what I expected from the book.
This was one of the best audiobooks I've listened to. The waiter has a charming way of mixing personal anecdotes with human observation, philosophy and psychology. The naration was near perfect: clear, well-paced and interesting.
This is OK if you are or have ever been a waiter. If not, don't bother. You'll find it hard to identify with anything he says.
Somewhere between the audacious and enchanting writing of Anthony Bourdain and the awkward, self centered school report of a 5th grade who is desperately in need of both self confidence and turoring, Dan Miller has found his niche. He reads like a bad menu. Over the top in meaningless cliches. Please... someone fire his editor.
Used to exclusively read classic literature, but now, w/MS, I listen to gritty, gripping stories to get me through painful, sleepless nights
This author literally needs to get a life. I was hoping for a more balanced view of life from the other side of the menu, but this author used the entire book to whine and complain, in an almost childlike manner, about his job. If he is so unhappy with it, maybe he should find a different vocation? Some of his rants are very legitimate, but some of them are simply what any person working with the general public must endure. The cross he is bearing is no larger than any other that so many thankless jobs entail, yet, for some reason, he believes he should be especially entitled to be exempt from the tribulations that come from working with the outside world. I found it tiresome, and a waste of money.
Maybe if I were in the resturant field I would have enjoyed this, but I'm not, and didn't. Parts of it were funny and informative, but mostly boring.
I did not find any useful or entertaining story here. The title is quite correct: this is a rant. It is somewhat the story of a portion of the life of a waiter, but I am unable to connect the dots to determine what the flow of this could be other than rant.
I would give it no stars, but can't seem to get the system to accept that.
Mr Rob W
I have several friends that are waiters and always wanted to try it, but after listen I will leave it to the professionals. This is a good listen I enjoyed the narator
I was hoping for 'Kitchen Confidential' from a waiter's perspective. I got a narcissistic diatribe on the restaurant business and customers.
The book contained no real insights, suggestions or revelations.