Book Recommendation | "How Starbucks Saved My Life: A Son of Privilege Learns to Live Like Everyone Else" by Michael Gates Gill | by Melody R.

"The book is entertaining and very informative. I have stock in Starbucks, so I was quite interested in finding out the inside happenings at this A+ establishment." - Melody R.

Category: AutobiographySynopsis: Michael Gates Gill is a 60-ish Harvard educated ad executive living in Manhattan with his wife and 4 children. During the downswing in our economy, his boss at the ad agency downsizes, and he's given the boot. Having never worked in any other field, he's not aware of his talents and begins spending his mornings sipping lattes at Starbucks. One of the franchise execs, Crystal, asks Michael if he would like a job at Starbucks. He's not certain she's serious, but he's desperate and says, "Yes." And, so begins his new life of learning to work the cash register, stock the espresso bar, take out the mountains of trash (up 5 flights of stairs) and become the primo barista. For those of you who scoff at losing your job because of age discrimination, this book's for you. Michael, or Mike, as they call him at Starbucks is a charming, hard-working, likable character you won't forget anytime soon. 


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