Thanks Amazon!

I’m happy to announce that my book, Waiter Rant: Thanks for the Tip – Confessions of a Cynical Waiter, was selected by Amazon for inclusion in their Summer Reading Preview (Nonfiction)! Very cool! Many thanks to the folks at!

68 thoughts on “Thanks Amazon!”

  1. manuel says:

    does it get any better? well done

  2. el says:

    I just knew they would have some book about being, going, doing, breathing “green”. I’m exhausted already. I can’t wait for your book!

  3. Rick says:

    congratulations, waiter!!

  4. mary says:


    its been on my wishlist as long as its been posted on amazon!!! looking forward to reading it!

  5. saucygrrl says:

    That’s fantastic news!! Congrats Waiter!

  6. Carroll says:

    Think of a the cabana boys who will be receiving bigger tips this summer thanks to you :-)


    It was only a matter of time, I wish you all the best and can’t wait to be further entertained!

  8. PK says:

    Does anyone know what is the book about? Is it just a compilation of blog entries?

  9. Freddie says:


  10. Lori says:

    Woohoo!! I’m glad because I really enjoy your writing style. It’s like sitting down with a good friend. Those authors are rare. Congrats!

  11. Rosie says:

    eek! well done :)xx

  12. KenC says:

    Congratulations sir.

    Take it that the inner jacket will have a pixelated photo of the author then ( tease that you are )

  13. CARMEN says:

    That’s so cool – congratulations! I’m going to order it today!

  14. Susie says:

    Any chance it will be available on the Amazon’s kindle?

  15. mr lim says:

    Amazon is reading your blog. :)

  16. Clea says:

    Waiter Rant, waiter go!

    I’m going to buy a copy now.

  17. Rich says:

    That’s BIG BUCKS coming your way.

  18. Madz says:

    Already pre-ordered mine on the UK site 😀 x

  19. Bob Dobbs says:

    Anthony Bordain blurb, Amazon summer reading pick: the only way this book fails is if it’s a dog of a read. And your loyal readers know that that’s not happening.

    Now if Oprah calls, that’d just about take care of your retirement….. :-).

    Seriously, if this thing takes off it’s going to open a lot of doors. I suggest that you open one of them and step through, even though there’ll be no guarantees and maybe no going back. You sound like you’re ready, more than ready, for the next phase of your life.

  20. Raven says:

    I work for a very small book distributor and I am trying desperatly to get them to stock this book. So far no go…but this should help a lot.

  21. The Restaurant Blogger says:

    Congrats, Waiter. That’s great news. Can’t wait to get a copy of it.

  22. gcbcman says:

    The book is not a collection of blogs, but rather longer stories that tell both about the author’s personal challenges and successes, and also about working as a waiter in general. There are chapters about the restaurants he’s worked in, the people he has worked with, and the patrons he has served. It also covers topics such as tipping, the relationships between the kitchen and the front of the house, etc.

  23. admin says:

    So gcbman, you’ve read the book? :)

  24. NR says:

    That’s AWESOME Waiter! Amazon always did have good taste 😉

  25. Fish says:


  26. MelC says:

    yay!! i keep looking for it in my book database at work; hopefully now we will stock it! congrats 😀

  27. LauraT says:

    I am thrilled for you! I have been reading your blogs for over a year now & am so happy for you! I will purchase a copy at the soonest opportunity.

  28. Emma says:

    Waiter, you have no idea how excited I am to read your book. It’s just too bad I’ll be out of the country when it comes out. But I’ll definitely buy it as soon as I can.

  29. Alexandra says:

    I have spent the last several weeks staying sane by reading your blog. I am home visiting the family and waiter rant has been a life saver. I am now slightly depressed that I have reached the most recent entry. I will most definitely be picking up your book. :)

  30. Ava says:

    So that’s one order of Congratulations with a side of Well Done!

  31. The Waitress says:


    Congrats Waiter! I can’t wait for publication so I can scoop up a copy.

  32. thy says:

    As soon as I get my pre-ordered copy in the mail I am going to review it for the school newspaper. I might hero-worship you a little, though.


  33. BethanytheMartian says:

    Super! That’s really great news, Waiter! If Oprah picks you for her book of the month, you’re set for life!

    I will probably break my own personal rule and buy a hardback, just for you Waiter!

  34. Ajeya says:


  35. naptownwench says:

    Hells yeah, Waiter! Rant on!

  36. c says:

    i got my hands on a uncorrected proof, and I’m up to chapter 18… love the book. well done!

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  38. Patti says:

    Woo Hoo! WTG Waiter!

  39. pam says:


  40. Sheri says:

    I am so excited for you. I always look forward to your posts and I’m so looking forward to the day Amazon finally delivers my copy. Everytime I log into my account, there is sits, in all its pre-ordered glory – taunting me. But I’ll survive. :>

  41. Duckie says:

    Awesome waiter! good Job!

  42. JMG says:

    Congratulations. It seems that you have a happy dilema. When the book takes off you should have enough money to quit being a waiter, however, they will probably want another book. That means you’ll need to continue being a waiter in order to gather material and maintain this site (which I really like BTW) or focus on another subject. Either way, I wish you the best.

  43. erazo says:

    Waiter, Congrats!!! I’ve pre-ordered mine (with Amazon) should be here in a 6 weeks or so and I’ve added your book to my reading list on facebook.

    JMG – i don’t necessarily agree with you, Waiter left Brasserie and was still posting incredibly observational blogs for quite some time, so maybe the next book will be about what it’s like to be a customer when you have an extensive restaurant experience.

  44. phil says:

    You’re doing great, keep it up!

  45. kelliebrat says:

    Pre-ordered!!!!!!! woooohooooo Waiter cant wait!!!!!!

  46. Aïda says:

    That is probably because so many people pre-ordered it :) I will be in the US in September and was planning on buying it than. But I can’t wait and have pre-ordered it a couple of weeks ago.
    Greetings from the Netherlands!

  47. Anonymous says:

    hey waiter.
    am a big fan although this is my first post.. started reading your blog recently and have read all your entries :)
    love your writing.
    looking forward to reading the book

  48. Michelle S. says:


  49. Jacob S. says:

    Just pre-ordered my copy today! Lousy super-saver shipping is pushing back the CDs I also ordered until your book comes out but I’ve gotta save every dime for tipping so I don’t get beheaded.

  50. Xentar says:

    I put it in my shopping basket at as soon as i found your site up after the move…

    I am glad things are working out for you!

  51. Bookmaker says:

    It just keeps getting better and better :) Everyone wants to pimp your blog & book!

    To think, this all started on a simple blogspot template.

    Congrats! You deserve it, Waiter.

  52. Amanda R. says:

    Congratulations on your new book! I can’t wait till it’s published.

    I have to say, I truly enjoy reading this blog… in fact I’ve gone through your archives multiple times and am gearing myself up for another round… I am an unashamed fan of your writing.

    Good luck with everything, by the way! 😉

    -A Fan

  53. Marian says:

    See a review here

  54. Sami says:

    i am so excited about the book and can not wait to read it, The best part about it is that I just recently got my boyfriend addicted to your site. He stayed up the other night until 5 in the morning reading all of your past posts! I am excited for you and know its going to be success

  55. reddgrrl says:

    awesome! I’m so proud! (Like I had anything to do with it-lol!)

  56. Katherine Duncan says:

    Hurray! We’re all rooting for you, Waiter!

  57. Anonymous says:


  58. Andrew says:

    I went to amazon today and your book was on the front page! I have a feeling this is going to be really big! Congrats :)

  59. Chris S says:

    Congrats Waiter! I was just heading over here to send you a screenshot of the email I got from them a few moments ago.

  60. TKB says:

    I posted a comment, it was deleted! I won’t help this waiter get big!!

  61. TKB says:

    go to mysapce to read a good blog too!

  62. lisa says:

    Very nice! Congratulations! 😀

  63. Krysia says:

    I just saw it showcased today on amazon. I will be sure to read it as I enjoy the food writing genre.

  64. Malia says:

    I have an advance copy too and I am LOVING IT. I’m so excited for you. I’m on chapter 6, but I bet I’ll be finished it by Monday, and then I’m going to catch up on all of the other posts I’ve missed!

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