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Waiter Rant by The Waiter
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Jul 10, 2009

did not like it
bookshelves: hated, 2009, working-class, true-story

You can find a little of everything that gives memoir a bad name right here in this book. Details of the (unknown) author's life that absolutely no one aside from the author could ever care about, such as his blog receiving 900 hits a week (or whatever)? Yep. Author recounting his alcoholism/drug addiction/spendthrift tendencies in a way that's supposed to seem scolding, but actually comes off as thinly disguised pride for having lived such an edgy, "interesting" life? Yep. Masturbatory scene of author delivering his brilliant wisdom to a secondary character, who was probably extremely bored by this irl? Yep.

This gets more than 1 star because it is important for people who haven't worked in the service industry to know how degrading it can be at times. But barely, because the agent of this information is so freaking annoying.
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