Leslie McDermott's Reviews > How Starbucks Saved My Life: A Son of Privilege Learns to Live Like Everyone Else

How Starbucks Saved My Life by Michael Gates Gill
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Jan 04, 09

Read in January, 2009

So I read this because I saw it in a bookstore, read the back, and thought it would be an interesting book. I thought it would be a good little insight into Michael Gates Gill's experience. I made the mistake of reading this review, http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/30/boo... beforehand, and that put a bad taste in my mouth before I was even a few pages in. I thought the book was pretty stupid after reading it all. In 30 pages, Gill describes what an awesome job he had, how everything was great, manages to lose his job, impregnate someone not his wife, get a job at starbucks, and relays to his readers that he is god. Or at least he thinks he is. The book just didn't really go anywhere.

Its a good idea in theory, but don't do it.

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