How Starbucks Saved My Life

How Starbucks Saved My Life

A Son of Privilege Learns to Live Like Everyone Else

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In his fifties, Michael Gates Gill had it all: a big house, a loving family, and a six-figure salary. By sixty, he had lost everything: downsized at work, divorced at home, and diagnosed with a slow-growing brain tumor, Gill had no money, no insurance, and no prospects. He took a job at Starbucks, and for the first time in his life, he was a minority--the only older white guy working with a team of young African-Americans. He was forced to acknowledge his prejudices and admit that his new job was hard. And his younger coworkers, despite half the education and twice the personal difficulties, were running circles around him. Crossing over the Starbucks bar was the beginning of a transformation that cracked his world wide open. When all of his defenses and the armor of entitlement had been stripped away, a humbler, happier and gentler man remained.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Gotham Books
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9781101928974
Characteristics: audio file, rda
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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May 19, 2017

Inspiring story, been told in interesting way i finished within one afternoon.

Jun 16, 2012

Delightful story about a near-retirement aged man who loses his high-paying ad job and is unable to find work. He is having coffee alone at a Starbucks and the manager asks if he'd like to interview for a job...and the rest is history! Gives you the behind-the-scenes view of working at Starbucks as well. Was fun to listen to!


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