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Waiting by Debra Ginsberg
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Jun 01, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: memoir
Read in June, 2011

The author describes in detail the twenty+ years of her life spent as a waitress, first in her parents diner and then in many and varied establishments. She is a single mom with a college degree and the desire to become a writer. Considering the constant negative accounts of co-workers, customers, working conditions, and tips received, one wonders why she remains a waitress. The answer is revealed in the final chapters and epilogue when she realigns her priorities and manages to fulfill the needs of her child, her job, and her dreams
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message 1: by Val (new)

Val I'm glad to read your review Joy. I was holding off reading this one. It doesn't sound very enticing. Too bad she didn't use more humor to balance out her negative experiences. Humor usually makes it all easier to digest.


message 2: by Joy (new) - rated it 2 stars

Joy There are a few descriptions of humorous incidents but in many cases I felt like I was reading a term paper. She credits her family for making it possible for her to raise her son as a single mom and emphasizes the financial security that being a waitress provided. The epilogue does pull it all together. : )


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