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Waiter Rant Audiobook

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

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Publisher's Summary

According to The Waiter, 80 percent of customers are nice people just looking for something to eat. The remaining 20 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 38, to figure out if he can finally leave the first job at which he's really thrived.

(P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"The other shoe finally drops. The front-of-the-house version of Kitchen Confidential; a painfully funny, excruciatingly true-life account of the waiter's life. As useful as it is entertaining." (Anthony Bourdain)
"I really enjoyed Waiter Rant. The book is engaging and funny, a story told from my polar opposite perspective." (John DeLucie, chef of The Waverly Inn)

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    Simone 07-30-12
    Simone 07-30-12 Member Since 2016

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    "GOOD INSIDER INFO"

    I liked it, but am disappointed because I thought it would be funny and it wasn???t ??? sure it was entertaining, but no LOL moments for me. I think if you???ve worked in the restaurant business, you???d appreciate it much more because it???s full of ???insider??? ???nod-your-head-in-agreement??? information. I???d recommend it to anyone in ???the bizz???.

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    Nicole 08-14-16
    Nicole 08-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good story, great insight to a servers life."

    Funny, honestly written. Can relate to this server on so many levels. Really tells it like it is.

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    sandra holding 06-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Enjoyable true story."

    Every battle weary server will see themselves here. And people who have never worked in restaurants will learn a lot.

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    Kindle Customer 08-17-15
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    "could not put it down"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes...especially people in the customer service and food industry


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    i think his name is steve the lead character.....loved how he handled the customers, and managing the restaurant


    Have you listened to any of Dan John Miller’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    yes i really like him and all the different voices he does....really bring the characters and books to life....


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The Restaurant, The Good, The Bad, The Ugly....


    Any additional comments?

    i literally could not put this book down it was such a great insight on how a restaurant really works make sure to stick it out till the end to get the 50 things every waiter and customer needs to do that was great...the narrator did a great job

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    carol 07-20-15
    carol 07-20-15 Member Since 2014

    love books,cats,computers,information

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    "Want to B a waiter?"

    I liked the honesty in this ebook. I love restaurants and always try to be polite and give a good tip. Once someone has worked for tips they will always be generous to others.
    This book interested me because I have friends in the food industry. It is Avery demanding and time consuming career. Pay is not so great so better be a calling or desperation.
    I enjoyed this narration and story.

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    Pavel 07-14-15
    Pavel 07-14-15
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    "Things we don't notice"

    This narration is a guide and a description of everyday restaurant life. For both sides: employees and customers.

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    Ryan Goodman 01-11-15 Member Since 2015
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    "great perspective on restaurant business"

    I greatly enjoyed the book and perspective we don't usually hear from the restaurant business. Gives me a little more appreciation for service industry. Plus, it was a great comic at times through the book.

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    tav. Napa, CA United States 01-04-15
    tav. Napa, CA United States 01-04-15
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    "Very informative"

    A MUST read for anyone who dines out.
    I love these stories, and respect my servers more having read this.
    The recording is over modulated, but not unlistenable.

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    Amazon Customer 12-10-14
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    "He thinks way too highly of himself"

    By the 3rd or 4th chapter I was already sick of hearing how great the author is. I didn't bother finishing it so I can't give an honest review of the entire book, but I wasn't at all impressed with what I did get through.

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    Jami VICTOR, NY, United States 03-26-14
    Jami VICTOR, NY, United States 03-26-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Palatable!"

    This book was not at all what I expected. I thought it would be more of a compilation of short and funny anecdotes about irate customers. While there were these scenes in the book, it was more of a memoir about the author's experiences as a waiter. The book focuses on two particular restaurants, and was an eye opener for me. I have no experience in the restaurant industry other than as a consumer, and I enjoyed hearing about the day-to-day life of a waiter. There were some things I figured happened, and some things I had no idea about. Of course, there is the obligatory chapter on disgusting conditions in restaurants and what some waiters do for revenge (yes, including spitting in the food of customers who complain and return meals constantly). This just bolsters my motto: there are two people in life I do not piss off - the person who has control of my food and my hairdresser! Everyone else? Well, they are fair game, LOL!

    The narration was very good as well. The narrator was even keeled when needed, but just as easily was very emphatic when he had to let loose with a curse or two!

    Overall, I really liked this book.

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