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

Paperback | July 21, 2009

bySteve Dublanica

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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.

Eye-opening, outrageous, and unabashed—replete with tales of customer stupidity, arrogant misbehavior, and unseen tidbits of human grace in the most unlikely places—Waiter Rant presents the server's unique point of view, revealing surefire secrets to getting good service, proper tipping etiquette, and ways to ensure that your waiter won't spit on your food.

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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.Eye-opening, outrageous, and unabashed—replete with tales of customer stupidity, arrogant misbehavior, and unseen tidbits of human grace in the most unlikely places—...

Steve Dublanica is the bestselling author ofWaiter Rant, which spent twelve weeks on theNew York Timesbestseller list. He lives in the New York metropolitan area with his joint-custody dog, Buster.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.76 inPublished:July 21, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061256692

ISBN - 13:9780061256691

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Server Love As a server I LOVED this book, I even passed it on to my entire Restarunt because it is so good.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hilarious Behind-the-Scenes Look at Waiting Tables I started working in restaurants when I was 15. It was a great profession - especially as a student. I have worked as a server, a bartender, a hostess, a manager, a cook - you name it. Heck, I even met my Prince Charming while waiting tables... He was the handsome man slaving in the kitchen over a hot oven. The moment I saw Steve Dublanica's book in Chapters I picked it up and started reading. It was like reading about a day in the life of any restaurant I have ever worked in - Dublanica's writing is entertaining and engaging, yet casual. I was reminded of the war stories I would share with friends after work on any given day. I loved the appendixes Dublanica included: 40 Tips on How to Be a Good Customer and 50 Ways to Tell You're Working in a Bad Restaurant. I actually thought that a great deal of the book was going to be like the appendixes and the chapter on Mother's Day - real stories all servers can relate to. In fact, there was a great deal in the book about Dublanica's publication journey. That part of the book interested me the least. A few of the characters in Dublanica's story reminded me of people I have met in the restaurant business - the customers, the other servers and even the managers. "Saroya" - what a b@#$%! She totally reminded me of a server I used to work with. And I was kind of rooting for Steve and "Beth" to get together. Turns out life in restaurants everywhere really is the same! I will definitely encourage my friends and family - anyone I have met while working in the restaurant business - to read this book. I am going to keep my eyes peeled for Dublanica's next book, "At Your Service" which sounds great as well. Related Links: http://waiterrant.net/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkyM6IBFsEA
Date published: 2010-05-02

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“The main attraction here is [Dublanica’s] acerbic, biting and often hilarious accounts of life behind the scenes at the front of the house.”