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Waiter Rant Audiobook

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

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.

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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.

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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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    Peter Orange GroveAustralia 09-21-08
    Peter Orange GroveAustralia 09-21-08
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    "Disappointing"

    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.

    Very Disappointed

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Erling OSLONorway 08-27-08
    Erling OSLONorway 08-27-08
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    "Fun, philisophical and just plain great"

    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.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jose L. 11-15-08
    Jose L. 11-15-08
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    "Not for everyone."

    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.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Tim United States 12-03-14
    Tim United States 12-03-14 Member Since 2011

    Do you read the book before you dislike my reviews?

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    "Keep the Change"

    Read Steve Dublanica's other book instead. "Keep the Change" is more informational than "Waiter Rant." This book is a blog post from a disgruntled waiter that likes to complain. This is my second time at listening to "Waiter Rant" and its still interesting to hear what servers goes through, but it was very redundant. If I didn't liked my job, I could had written a book on being on a hamster wheel, just spinning and spinning.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    David Solon, IA, USA 02-12-10
    David Solon, IA, USA 02-12-10 Member Since 2012
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    "putrid"

    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.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joanna SCOTTSDALE, AZ, United States 06-19-09
    Joanna SCOTTSDALE, AZ, United States 06-19-09 Member Since 2015

    Used to read classic lit for pleasure of well-written prose. Now, with MS, it's thrillers, courtroom/police dramas, and adventure to escape!

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    "Don't bother"

    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.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sherray NewYork, NY, United States 01-06-09
    Sherray NewYork, NY, United States 01-06-09 Member Since 2016
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    "A good read...."

    This book was informative as well as funny.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bob North Lauderdale, FL, United States 11-20-08
    Bob North Lauderdale, FL, United States 11-20-08
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    "Not my style"

    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.

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    Richard Austin, TX, USA 10-13-08
    Richard Austin, TX, USA 10-13-08
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    "Truly Ranting"

    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.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    R. Watkins St Pete FL 10-04-08
    R. Watkins St Pete FL 10-04-08 Member Since 2015

    Mr Rob W

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    "I enjoy the "RANT""

    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

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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