Waiter Rant by Steve Dublanica
Thanks for the Tip--Confessions of a Cynical Waiter

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Dublanica’s observations on the people around him during his time as a waiter are a helpful guide to diners wondering how to get great service or whether they are tipping enough in a high-quality restaurant.
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According to The Waiter, eighty percent of customers are nice people just looking for something to eat. The remaining twenty 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 thirty-eight, to figure out if he can finally leave the first job at which he's truly thrived.

 

About Steve Dublanica

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Steve Dublanica is the bestselling author of Waiter Rant, which spent twelve weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. He lives in the New York metropolitan area with his joint-custody dog, Buster.
 
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 336 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Cooking. Non-fiction
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Suite 101

Good
Reviewed by Susan Whelan on Oct 01 2008

Dublanica’s observations on the people around him during his time as a waiter are a helpful guide to diners wondering how to get great service or whether they are tipping enough in a high-quality restaurant.

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Austin Chronicle

Below average
Reviewed by John Davidson on Aug 27 2008

...there is little here to inspire. Unless, that is, you're about to fill out a restaurant application form – in which case, just say no.

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Below average
Reviewed by Matthew Craggs on Sep 04 2008

There are some good stories sprinkled in that give a unique view of a waiter’s life, but not enough to call this anything more than an ordinary hamburger.

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Variety

Above average
Reviewed by Erin Maxwell on Aug 22 2008

While the entertaining read will probably not turn the literary world on its ear, it will entertain readers with a taste for the sardonic, and might just inspire a precious few to leave more than a 15% tip at the Cheesecake Factory.

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Choose and Books

Above average
Reviewed by choose and book on Jun 25 2012

If you do eat out as frequently as I do, you will want to read this book which tells the story from the other side of the fence so to speak.

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