If you've ever worked in a restaurant or dined in a restaurant, this book is essential.
During the summer of 2011 the unemployment rate in the United States topped 9%. Among those of the United States who were employed, most earn a living in the service industry. Of those in the food service industry, one in ten worked in the restaurant business. Probably, because it's the one industry that cannot be outsourced to a different state or country. Thus, the short term, superficial relationship between the server and the diner is an important factor in the character of the United States population. The money that passes hands in this industry has a measurable impact on the local economy. If you don't believe it, read this book.
This book is a humorous look into the economic and social relationships of those who participate in this industry and the role each one plays. It gives the restaurant goer an idea of what goes on behind the kitchen door and in the minds of those who work to make your meal a dining out experience.
I hope it gives us all a chance to see things in a different light and to take a moment to laugh at ourselves.
P.S. 5% of the profits will be donated to the Food Bank.