Book: Waiting: The True Confessions of a Waitress by Debra Ginsberg
Series: Nope! A memoir
Part memoir, part social commentary, part guide to how to behave when dining out, Debra Ginsberg's book takes readers on her twentyyear journey as a waitress at a soap-operatic Italian restaurant, an exclusive five-star dining club, the dingiest of diners, and more. While chronicling her evolution as a writer, Ginsberg takes a behind-the-scenes look at restaurant life-revealing that yes, when pushed, a server will spit in food, and, no, that's not really decaf you're getting-and how most people in this business are in a constant state of waiting to do something else.
What worked: Debra writes a good story. She has lots of funny anecdotes about her customers and has great insight about what makes a customer/chef/server tick.
Would I recommend the book to someone who hates non-fiction? I don't know. If they worked in the service industry, than probably. Otherwise, I don't think this is the book to turn you.