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Download Waiter Rant: Thanks for the Tip - Confessions of a Cynical Waiter Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3.48 out of 53.48 out of 53.48 out of 53.48 out of 53.48 out of 5 3.48 (27 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: The Waiter Narrator: Dan John Miller Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2008 ISBN:
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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.

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 38, to figure out if he can finally leave the first job at which he's really thrived. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Devon Steven | 2/5/2014

    " An easy read, but that's because I could jump over the 75% that was covered by Debra Ginsberg's (far superior) Waiting: The True Confessions of a Waitress. What's left are fun anecdotes and annoying bits of the author's story (boy loses job, boy becomes waiter, boy bemoans waiter on blog, boy of escaping waiter-dom via blog, mere existence of book gives away the ending). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steph | 2/4/2014

    " Pretty good book, I never had the thought of 'when is it over' or chasing the ending. Entertaining with some incites gained. I recommend reading it. :) I can't wait to read his other books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Spencer | 1/31/2014

    " Aptly titled, it is just as its name would suggest: a waiter rants about what life inside a restaurant is really like. He talks about cheap tippers, obnoxious behavior, intra-restaurant scandal, and yes, things they do to your food. It was mildly entertaining, got a bit long in places, but it was funny. Starts out pretty raunchy, so be forewarned. He started it as an anonymous blog, but then got himself a book deal. Inspirational in that regard, if not in any others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurel | 1/10/2014

    " So, so funny. Anyone who's ever worked in the service industry - restaurants especially, but also retails, will appreciate this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie A. | 1/10/2014

    " I've always enjoyed snarky comments about poor customers, so I thought this would be amusing. And while it was fairly interesting, I also spent far too much of it thinking how joyless this guy was - I never figured out why he didn't quit as soon as he had the opportunity if he hated it that much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chrissie | 10/19/2013

    " Excellent! Inside view of the restaurant world - plus the author has a great writing style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 7/25/2013

    " Very readable memoir of one waiter's experiences slinging expensive food to ungrateful customers. Not super great, but satisfying and enjoyable; I could hardly put it down. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Megan | 2/20/2013

    " I would enjoyed it more if it had been solely about the author's interactions with his diners and not so much about his personal life, which I thought was totally boring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charlie | 12/4/2012

    " Eerily similar to my life right now... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diana | 11/28/2012

    " More than a confessional, Waiter Rant gives good insight into the philosophical, emotional, and financial persepective of those who wait on others for a living. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jed Levine | 9/21/2012

    " Fun and interesting story of the behind the scenes workings in a restaurant, some of which you probably don't want to know. As much a personal story of growth an discovery by this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robin Thalgott | 8/8/2012

    " This was a fun book to read if you've ever worked in the restaurant business or have close friends who do. I loved the parts where the author would describe events that had happened to him with crazy customers. At times his "rant" got a little old and felt like a lecture. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stanislav Grinapol | 7/22/2012

    " Great read for anyone who is in the service industry, packed with humor and insight about dealing with customers from all walks of life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nichole | 3/16/2012

    " Since being a waiter several years ago, I have been fascinated with people that do this for a living. It was hard work! Of course, I always love a glimpse into the life of native New Yorkers. Interesting! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsay | 3/12/2012

    " Not so revealing of the restaurant industry, but the author has a good narrative voice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 1/17/2012

    " Starts off great, funny and well written. The ending, however, I was just not a fan of the sob story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 12/16/2011

    " Hilarious if you have ever waited on tables or thought about it....you could read this story and think of person that a character reminds you of "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 9/21/2011

    " if you have ever worked in the restaurant industry, it's hysterical. if you have not; you REALLY need to read this. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Meghan | 6/16/2011

    " Ugh. Repetitive, boring, and too much navel-gazing. Also, it brought up way too many bad memories of working in restaurants for insane, cruel owners. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vincent | 1/21/2011

    " a MUST for anyone in the industry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheryl Nudds | 5/31/2010

    " Yesterday's long wait for Mother's Day brunch reminded me of reading this book and how funny it was. If only the patrons really knew what was going on behind the scenes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jrhigh | 4/19/2010

    " hilarious if you've ever been a server, it is a must read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mairin | 2/10/2010

    " it was good - not amazing, but good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 1/3/2010

    " Amusing and interesting account of life as a waiter. The restaurant business certainly isn't for everyone. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sarah | 11/28/2009

    " eh, it's ok. I know I'd get sick of this guy real fast, though. not what I was hoping for, but if you skim through it, you can find some good stuff (I've been a server for years, which is why I thought this would be better) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 eliza | 8/21/2009

    " Pretty interesting view on the restaurant world. I think twice about how I act towards the wait staff now. This book was fast and interesting to read but the end didn't go by as quickly for me. But I still liked it....I hope I'm not one of those pesky customers that complain too much! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 10/3/2008

    " I think I am going to start tipping better. "

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