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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (353 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steve Dublanica Narrator: Dan John Miller Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Tipping is huge in America. Almost everyone leaves at least one tip every day. More than five million American workers depend on them, and we spend $66 billion on tips each year. And everyone recognizes that queasy feeling - in bars and restaurants, barbershops and beauty parlors, hotels and strip clubs, and everywhere else - when the check arrives or the tip jar looms. Omnipresent yet poorly understood, tipping has worked its way into almost every part of daily life.

In Keep the Change, bestselling author Steve Dublanica dives into this unexplored world, in a comical yet serious attempt to turn himself into the Guru of the Gratuity. As intrepid and irreverent as Michael Moore or A. J. Jacobs, Dublanica travels the country to meet strippers and shoeshine men, bartenders, bellhops, bathroom attendants, and many others, all in an effort to overcome his own sweaty palms when faced with those perennial questions: Should I tip? How much? Throughout, he explores why tipping has spread; he explains how differences in gender, age, ethnicity, and nationality affect our attitudes; and he reveals just what the cabdriver or deliveryman thinks of us after we've left a tip.

Written in the lively style that made Waiter Rant such a hit, Keep the Change is a fun and enlightening quest that will change the way we think - and tip.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Raven | 2/14/2014

    " I read "Keep the Change," a follow up to Dublanca's first book "Waiter Rant" because I was very entertained the first time around. This work takes on a more investigative journalistic approach, which I found enjoyable and surprisingly informative. Discussing the economy of gratuity, Dublanca's quest to become a Tipping Guru took him to some of the seedier sides of our culture, exposing the both the necessity and etiquette of greasing the palms for those who provide services many often take for granted. As a laymen who has never worked in the service industry, I found how much tipped employees not only rely on their gratuities, and was immediately wracked with some guilt for slights dues to my ignorance. Dublanca's exploration of the history of tipping and the importance it plays in society really opened my eyes to this often overlooked aspect of our culture and I feel more informed and better prepared next time I am in line at Starbucks or handing my keys over to the valet! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Andrea | 2/2/2014

    " This book made me feel guilty for all the times I didn't tip people. In my defense, I didn't know about half of them. Apparently you should tip everyone just to be safe. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mary Lou | 1/28/2014

    " Not a great writer but some interesting stuff in this book. I especially liked the chapter on strip clubs in Vegas. Learned a lot about the "tipping" that goes on among everyone who works in one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Swan | 1/18/2014

    " Interesting book on tipping and standards but I found him annoying by the end. His personality was much more appealing in waiter rant. "

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