Keep the Change : A Clueless Tipper's Quest to Become the Guru of the Gratuity
In the irreverent spirit of A.J. Jacobs and Michael Moore, Keep the Change by Steve Dublanica is a pavement-pounding exploration of tipping, a huge but neglected part of the American economy--the hilarious and eye-opening follow-up to his smash-hit New York Times bestseller Waiter Rant. Subtitled "A Clueless Tipper's Quest to Become the Guru of the Gratuity," Keep the Change follows the popular blogger known as "the Waiter" from restaurant to casino to strip club and beyond as he explores what to tip and how tipping truly plays out in practice in a series of candid, funny, and sometimes uproariously cringe-inducing adventures.
- Paperback | 306 pages
- 142.24 x 198.12 x 25.4mm | 158.76g
- 15 Dec 2012
- Ecco Press
- Illustrations, black and white
I really enjoyed WAITER RANT. The book is engaging and funny, a story told from my polar opposite perspective. I will now do my best to act better as a Chef -- and I dare say, I'll never be rude to a waiter again, as long as I live.--John DeLucie, Chef, The Waverly Inn
Back cover copy
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 in tips each year. Omnipresent yet poorly understood, tipping has worked its way into almost every nook and cranny of daily life. In Keep the Change, bestselling author Steve Dublanica dives into this unexplored world, traveling the country to meet strippers and shoeshine men, bartenders and bellhops, in a hilarious and eye-opening effort to answer those perennial questions: Should we tip? and How much?