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Waiting : true confessions of a waitress

Author: Debra Ginsberg
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In Waiting: True Confessions of a Waitress -- part memoir, part social commentary, part guide on how to behave when dining out -- Ginsberg takes readers on an intimate journey of her twenty years as a waitress at the dingiest of diners, a soap-operatic Italian restaurant, an exclusive five-star dining club, and more. While chronicling her parallel evolution as a writer and single mother, the book also takes a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Debra Ginsberg; Debra Ginsberg
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Debra Ginsberg
ISBN: 0060194790 9780060194796
OCLC Number: 43083426
Description: xvi, 286 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Luncheonette 1 --
2. Tipping (it's not a city in china) 23 --
3. Back of the house 45 --
4. Working the fantasy 69 --
5. Art of waiting 105 --
6. Molotov cocktail waitress 133 --
7. In the family way 159 --
8. A diner in california 189 --
9. Food and sex 211 --
10. "Hello, i'll be your postfeminist icon this evening" 241 --
11. Still waiting 259.
Responsibility: Debra Ginsberg.
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In Waiting: True Confessions of a Waitress -- part memoir, part social commentary, part guide on how to behave when dining out -- Ginsberg takes readers on an intimate journey of her twenty years as a waitress at the dingiest of diners, a soap-operatic Italian restaurant, an exclusive five-star dining club, and more. While chronicling her parallel evolution as a writer and single mother, the book also takes a behind-the-scenes look at restaurant life. Waiting is for everyone who has had to wait for their life to begin -- only to realize, suddenly, that they're living it.

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