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

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

A must read for anyone who has worked or eaten in a Restaurant

If you are a fan of the blog WaiterRant, you are going to love this book. If you've never read the WaiterRant blog, you'll find yourself going to read more. The book is hysterically accurate, from the egottistical owner/manager skimming tips and making staff pay him for...
If you are a fan of the blog WaiterRant, you are going to love this book. If you've never read the WaiterRant blog, you'll find yourself going to read more. The book is hysterically accurate, from the egottistical owner/manager skimming tips and making staff pay him for good shifts, to the self-important yuppie who DEMANDS a table NOW(7pm valentines nite, no reservations. The 40 tips on how to be a good customer is a must read at the end of the book. I started reading it at 11pm and didnt put it down until the last page at 4:30am! Terrific read

posted by Anonymous on August 9, 2008

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5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Whine, whine, whine.

As a waitress, I was excited to read about the experiences of someone else in a restaurant. I have had so many funny and great experiences, but I also have some true horror stories. I was hoping to read about someone else's trials and mistrials. This book has few of tho...
As a waitress, I was excited to read about the experiences of someone else in a restaurant. I have had so many funny and great experiences, but I also have some true horror stories. I was hoping to read about someone else's trials and mistrials. This book has few of those. Mostly, The Waiter is a pretentious server who loves to whine about how pathetic his life is in between mistreating his fellow employees and complaining about his boss. I would not recommend this pity party of a book.

posted by Anonymous on August 11, 2008

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2008

    Whine, whine, whine.

    As a waitress, I was excited to read about the experiences of someone else in a restaurant. I have had so many funny and great experiences, but I also have some true horror stories. I was hoping to read about someone else's trials and mistrials. This book has few of those. Mostly, The Waiter is a pretentious server who loves to whine about how pathetic his life is in between mistreating his fellow employees and complaining about his boss. I would not recommend this pity party of a book.

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 30, 2010

    Dont wait for Part 2

    ok the guys a waiter and as such he has had some unique experiences with customers, other waiters , waitresses and cooks -- Fun for about 100 pages than it gets old --Wait until its in the 2 for $5 bin

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 16, 2009

    A Lukewarm Serving of Waiter Tales

    As a lifelong server/bartender I was delighted to find this collection of essays on my chosen trade, written by a veteran server. There were definitely those moments of recognition on my part, of experiences only a server can relate to. Customer types, dealing with the kitchen, the art of tipping. But I was expecting less of such a personal memoir, and more waiter antics we could all relate to. Overall, a good example of writing.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2012

    The tittle dosen't lie

    This is truely a writer ranting and raving. There is some insight into a waiter's life but there is too much swearing and too many raunchy descriptions. I didn't finish the book because the language was distracting.

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  • Posted November 25, 2011

    Potty mouth warning

    Having listened to 8 years of restaurant horror stories from my daughter, I appreciate what he was saying, I just wish he could have said it without all the foul language.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2011

    not so good

    disappointing book. The overview said there were lots of laughs. Sorry, maybe three pages through the whole book had any humor in it. It was repetitive and just because I bought it, I finished it.

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  • Posted August 5, 2010

    Meh

    I was pretty excited for this book as I thought it was something I was going to be able to laugh at. I expected amusing stories not philosophical and enlightenment discussions. It was an okay book but the guy seemed to turn into a tool, just like his co-workers accused him of. I got tired of it towards the end, but I was still happy for the author for what he overcome.

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