Monthly Archives: August 2008

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Updates – China!

My book has been on the NYT Bestseller List for a month! Who would’ve figured? Also, here’s a little press I did with Playboy.com and the Chicago Tribune. I’m also honored to be have been invited as a panelist at the Brooklyn Book Festival on

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Byzantium

It’s early evening and I’m in the backseat of a limousine driving through Central Park. I’ve just finished a television interview and my driver’s taking me back to my girlfriend’s place in Harlem. Growing up middle class, being chauffeured in a limo usually meant someone

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Shameless Self Promotion!

Hey everyone. A few quick updates! My nephew loves the book. And he can’t even read! I got a little love from Forbes.com. Very cool! Waiter Rant is now in it’s sixth printing! Waiter Rant is on the New York Times Bestseller List for a

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Blog Vs. Book

I wish someone had warned me that some people would automatically assume I’m an authority on the craft of writing just because I’ve written a book. Several people have shoved manuscripts into my hands and asked for my advice. I’m not qualified to talk about

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Photo Shoot

It’s eleven o’clock in the morning and I’m walking towards the intersection of Spring Street and Sixth Avenue in SoHo. It’s a hot, humid day and sweat is already starting to soak though my polo shirt and khaki pants. Normally I wear t-shirts, shorts, and

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Four Letter Word

The second sentence in the preface to my book Waiter Rant: Thanks for the Tip — Confessions of a Cynical Waiter contains a four-letter word. No, not the usual F-bomb or scatological epithet you’d expect from a harried, ill-tempered server about to drop a bolus

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NEWS FLASH!

Waiter Rant: Thanks for the Tip – Confessions of a Cynical Waiter will spend another week on the New York Times Bestseller List. We even went up a notch! How cool is that?

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Mental Image?

Since my identity’s been a closely guarded secret for years, I wasn’t surprised to learn that some Waiter Rant readers, independent of reality, developed their own mental image of what I looked like. Now that my face has been plastered all over the media, however,

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Washington Post Love!

Waiter Rant got a nice review in the Washington Post! How about that? My book was also favorably mentioned in the Malaysia Star, The Boston Globe, and Bloomberg.com! And if you were looking for the interview I did on the Walt Bodine Show in Kansas

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Broken Plane

It’s six in the evening and I’m stuck inside a hot and stuffy DC-9 flying above Illinois. After a quick layover in Indianapolis we’re heading for Kansas City. I’m scheduled to participate in “ORDER UP! Tales from the Dining Room,” a program sponsored by that city’s