Keep the Change

A Clueless Tipper's Quest to Become the Guru of the Gratuity
CD - unabridged
Audio (9 discs)
Product Number: BM916
Released: Nov 02, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781423396031
Narrator/s: Dan John Miller
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Tipping is huge in America. Almost everyone leaves at least one tip every day. More than five million American workers depend on them, and we spend $66 billion on tips each year. And everyone recognizes that queasy feeling - in bars and restaurants, barbershops and beauty parlors, hotels and strip clubs, and everywhere else - when the check arrives or the tip jar looms. Omnipresent yet poorly understood, tipping has worked its way into almost every part of daily life. In Keep the Change, bestselling author Steve Dublanica dives into this unexplored world, in a comical yet serious attempt to turn himself into the Guru of the Gratuity. As intrepid and irreverent as Michael Moore or A. J. Jacobs, Dublanica travels the country to meet strippers and shoeshine men, bartenders, bellhops, bathroom attendants, and many others, all in an effort to overcome his own sweaty palms when faced with those perennial questions: Should I tip? How much? Throughout, he explores why tipping has spread; he explains how differences in gender, age, ethnicity, and nationality affect our attitudes; and he reveals just what the cabdriver or deliveryman thinks of us after we've left a tip. Written in the lively style that made Waiter Rant such a hit, Keep the Change is a fun and enlightening quest that will change the way we think - and tip.

Author(s): Steve Dublanica

All formats/editions

Author(s): Steve Dublanica
Product Number EB00236659
Released: Mar 18, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780062020130

Professional reviews

"Steve Dublanica once waited tables. Now he wants to be the "guru of tipping." Tips are only part of the tale, though. Dublanica's exploration of tipping turns into something more interesting than percentages. He gives listeners a peek at the lives of workers who rely on tips, whether they're baristas, cabbies, or strippers. Dan John Miller reads Dublanica's account with a sympathetic attitude toward the workers. Since their comments are a big part of the book, he provides a variety of voices. Listeners will get an intriguing look at the cultures and daily duties of many professions that deal with the public. J.A.S. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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