Lately, I have not had much time to read for fun. At my most recent Toastmaster’s meeting (which are held at a public library), I saw this on the shelf and picked it up so I could have something to “read” while I was driving around.
As memoirs go, this one does not offer much more in the 3rd, 8th or 10th chapter than it gave out in the first chapter. A man with charmed life is knocked down. He gets a job at Starbucks and this job picks him up and gives him a whole new appreciation for how the rest of us live. (Actually, the book jacket and title give you that. Now that I think about it, the first chapter is redundant too.)
I kept reading though, not because the writing was any good, but because this 7 CD audio book was a fascinating look into the Starbucks retail corporate culture.
I would not put this on any one’s must read list, unless you are interested in knowing more about the coffee power-house’s policies, training program and store operations. Then…and only then, is it worth a read.