--> READ 4 THe FuN oF iT @<br> aaRoN CuTLeR MeMoRiaL LiBRaRy: All Booked Up Reads <i>How Starbucks Saved My Life</i> for March

Thursday, February 03, 2011

 

All Booked Up Reads How Starbucks Saved My Life for March


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March's book discussion selection is How Starbucks Saved My Life: a Son of Privilege Learns to Live Like Everyone Else by Michael Gates Gill. Grab your copy at the Circulation Desk and join the group for the dissection at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2nd.

From the Publisher
In his fifties, Michael Gates Gill had it all: a mansion in the suburbs, a wife and loving children, a six-figure salary, and an Ivy League education. But in a few short years, he lost his job, got divorced, and was diagnosed with a brain tumor. With no money or health insurance, he was forced to get a job at Starbucks. Having gone from power lunches to scrubbing toilets, from being served to serving, Michael was a true fish out of water.

But fate brings an unexpected teacher into his life who opens his eyes to what living well really looks like. The two seem to have nothing in common: She is a young African American, the daughter of a drug addict; he is used to being the boss but reports to her now. For the first time in his life he experiences being a member of a minority trying hard to survive in a challenging new job. He learns the value of hard work and humility, as well as what it truly means to respect another person.

Behind the scenes at one of America's most intriguing businesses, an inspiring friendship is born, a family begins to heal, and, thanks to his unlikely mentor, Michael Gill at last experiences a sense of self-worth and happiness he has never known before.


Coming for April:  Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson

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