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Paddy's Lament, Ireland 1846-1847: Prelude to Hatred
Thomas Gallagher
Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One
Jenny K. Blake
When in French: Love in a Second Language
Lauren Collins
Beyond the Job Description: How Managers and Employees Can Navigate the True Demands of the Job
Jesse Sostrin
Vision and Art: The Biology of Seeing
David Hubel, Margaret S. Livingstone
Achieving Your Potential As A Photographer: A Creative Companion and Workbook
Harold Davis
Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age
Sherry Turkle
Picture Perfect Practice: A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs (Voices That Matter)
Roberto Valenzuela
Man's Search for Meaning
Viktor E. Frankl, Harold S. Kushner
Terms of Service: Social Media and the Price of Constant Connection
Jacob Silverman

Service Included: Four-Star Secrets of an Eavesdropping Waiter

Service Included: Four-Star Secrets of an Eavesdropping Waiter - Phoebe Damrosch I read this book quickly while I had a cold. I found it fascinating the level of detail and knowledge and training that go into 4 star restaurants. The author is fluctuating between restaurant waiting and beginning a writing career. In a sequence of events that seems almost unbelievable to me, she lands a job as a backserver at an elite restaurant to be opened in NYC. She undergoes about 2 months of training before the restaurant opens, immersing herself in the world, and becoming involved with a member of management (against the rules) who is currently living with someone else. While I was sometimes bored with some of her personal life stories, there were pretty short and things always came back to the restaurant.