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How Starbucks Saved My Life: A Son of Privilege Learns to Live Like Everyone Else

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2010

    A clunker

    I thought his writing style was clunky and plodding; the words just didn't flow. It felt like he had a thesaurus in front of him the entire time he was writing. There's no magic to his writing style, and there's nothing surprising or original about what he learns working at Starbucks. Gee, a 20 year old black woman can teach a 50 year old white male how to follow company policies and procedures?

    This book was good only from keeping me to have absolutely nothing to do on an airplane, but it's not a book I'd read again.

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  • Posted December 27, 2009

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    Weak Coffee

    I grew quickly weary of this self-indulgent and self-congratulatory piece. The author's thinly veiled condescension was matched only by the dullness of his style.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2008

    A reviewer

    We are told a lot in this book we see very little of what we're told. For example, we are told that he was a great ad exec who was making in the mid six figures a year for a number of years. However, the one time his advertising skills are called on, he proves lame. Also, we never find out why he is not in advertising any more. He also loves to talk repeatedly about how he is so open minded that it does not bother him to work in an 'inner city' Starbucks and to take orders from black, female boss. Me thinks he doth protest too much. To be honest, this book has all the uplift of a Hallmark card.

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