Coming November 2, 2010 by waiter | Apr 11, 2010 | Uncategorized | 62 comments Yep, the book’s done. Coming to fine bookstores and online retailers 11/02/10. Pre-order now! 🙂 62 Comments moepstar on April 11, 2010 at 5:02 pm Cool – hope the book does well and we’ll now read you more frequently here 🙂 Reply Kim on April 11, 2010 at 5:15 pm Kudos, dude! Your loyal fans have watched via the blog slog through this. Reply MelC on April 11, 2010 at 5:34 pm yay! really excited, for you and for me, since my birthday is in November! Reply Rach in Vancouver on April 11, 2010 at 5:55 pm Congrats to you! Big achievement! I can’t wait to devour this one like I did the first one. Reply Patti on April 11, 2010 at 7:14 pm Congratulations Steve. Looking forward to it. 🙂 Reply savannah on April 11, 2010 at 7:28 pm CONGRATULATIONS!! xoxo 🙂 Reply Paula in Vancouver on April 11, 2010 at 7:56 pm Now that is good news! Will read it like I did your first book and your blog…I am hooked! Keep up the great work! Eating out has never been the same since reading your blogs! Reply Bingo on April 11, 2010 at 8:00 pm Awww, no limited run by “The Waiter”? I managed to snag a Waiter Rant before they were printed with your name, I’m just waiting for it to become a collector’s item. 😀 Reply Desert Shark on April 11, 2010 at 9:05 pm Congratulations. I hope it will be another success. Also, this is coming the day before my birthday, now I know what to ask people to get me. Reply dinerjohn on April 11, 2010 at 9:15 pm That’s good to hear since I liked your first book. But November 2nd? That’s so long to wait! Do you happen to have an advance uncorrected proof copy lying around I could buy/borrow in the meantime? Reply Rob on April 11, 2010 at 9:45 pm Wow! Seriously? November 2nd? That’s my birthday. I’ll be 26. Congrats, man! I Will pick it up as soon as it comes out. Finally! Reply Deus on April 11, 2010 at 11:05 pm Outstanding news, Steve. I’ll be sure to pick up a copy sooner or later. Reply Lori on April 11, 2010 at 11:15 pm Wonderful! Congratulations. I’ll be pre-ordering today. Love your writing. Reply cloudia on April 11, 2010 at 11:50 pm Doesn’t it feel cool to be DONE?! Aloha from Waikiki Comfort Spiral Reply Do You Come with the Car? on April 12, 2010 at 1:29 am Congratulations! Can’t wait to read it! Is having a second book more exciting than the first, because you’ve proven you’re good/marketable/liked enough that the public will buy #2? Reply Beth Parkin on April 12, 2010 at 4:31 am Any idea on the release date in England? Reply Lauren on April 12, 2010 at 9:22 am Do you happen to know when/if it will be released in Australia? Reply Janet on April 12, 2010 at 9:33 am Congratulations! Looking forward to November, but how about just a little excerpt? Please? Reply Veron on April 12, 2010 at 9:57 am Your story (as in you, yourself) is very inspiring! Reply Connie in CA on April 12, 2010 at 10:34 am Congrats Steve! I look forward to it! Did you ever nab any Ren Faire performers and pass-the-hat artists? As one myself, I can tell you that few things can thin an audience faster than mentioning we don’t get paid much (if at all) for the entertainment. Reply Would you like some cheese with your whine on April 12, 2010 at 11:27 am Congrats on the new book, really looking forward to picking up a copy and devouring it as fast as I did your first. Reply Amanda on April 12, 2010 at 11:32 am Congratulations, can’t wait to read it! Reply Miss Merlot on April 12, 2010 at 1:49 pm Hi Steve – only discovered your blog two months but am definitely looking forward to reading both your books! Congratulations! warpedsubconscious.blogspot.com/ Reply moose on April 12, 2010 at 7:42 pm congratulations! Reply J on April 12, 2010 at 9:40 pm I am more than happy to pre-order, but would like to know what link you suggest for doing so. I want you to get the biggest cut possible. Any preference for which fine book retailer I should pre-order from? Reply RR on April 13, 2010 at 2:28 am Can’t wait to read the Vegas chapter. 🙂 Reply L on April 13, 2010 at 2:44 am I just found your blog and I’m reading through it from the beginning, and I had a waiter question for you. What is the etiquette for the waiter when one person in a party orders another drink, who has obviously already had a few but isn’t incapacitated, and someone else in the party says no, in all seriousness they’ve had enough, and says it to both the waiter and the person ordering? Do you side with the sober person or the drunk guy who wants another drink? Your blog is really interesting. I love seeing the behind-the-scenes of other industries; I have experience in retail and other ‘service’ industries and I love how everyone has their pet peeves and crazy customer stories irregardless of what field you’re in. Reply Zonadow on April 13, 2010 at 4:06 am I won’t even read the back cover, I’m buying. Waiter Rant is my favourite book! A chance to read new material is a chance I won’t pass up. Reply Anonymous on April 13, 2010 at 10:46 am Congratulations on finishing/publishing! So looking forward to reading it. Love your writing Reply Colman on April 13, 2010 at 11:15 am Do we still need to buy the book if the perfect tip to leave on all occasions is illustrated on the cover? $1.67 Thanks for that! Reply Holly on April 13, 2010 at 6:48 pm Can I ask a pre-book question? I’m sure this question is answered in the book, but I can’t wait that long! What do you tip if you order take-out from a nice restaurant? I usually pay with debit, so the debit machine asks me to select a tip amount. Selecting $0 seems rude in my opinion. But the server didn’t provide a service, they just handed me my paper bag full of food. Should I tip a little? The usual amount? Or nothing at all? Reply abby on April 14, 2010 at 12:57 am Can’t wait to read it! 😀 Reply Waiterrant Fan on April 14, 2010 at 2:49 am Is the description on the cover referring to you? Were you ever a clueless tipper Steve? Reply Carolyn on April 14, 2010 at 3:44 am Congratulations!! I cant wait to read it. Your last book has been circulating amongst my friends! They all love it! Reply Lulu on April 14, 2010 at 4:17 am In regards to Holly’s question about tipping “to go” orders. All houses are different in their procedures with take-outs. Sometime the Host/Hostess puts your “to-go” order ready. Sometimes they have a seperate section of the house of this is what they are there for. It is very time consuming to put that order together, wrap it put, make dressing on the side, so your salad downs’t get soggy, go the other side of the house to cut and box your desert, make sure napkins, butter, crackers, silverware, napkins, etc, in the meantime our host needs to watch the front, take cash, and seat people at the same time. Yes, you could toss him a buck or two. He went to a lot of work to get your order together. If I am serving and have to do a “to go” order, all of this work is taking time from my customers in the dining room, that are waiting for me to take care of them. I am negletting them who are going to give me a tip to put your “to go” order ready. Most of the time I do all this work, and very seldom receive anything. Just some food for thought. I am not whining or complaining, I am just stating what is going on. You asked, Reply Jamie on April 14, 2010 at 9:56 pm Lulu, if you have to neglect your tables to take care of a to-go order, then you aren’t a very good server. That’s like saying you have to neglect tables 1-4 in order to take care of table 5. Which doesn’t make sense at all; you balance your time between all the tables, right? Well, putting together a take-out order isn’t much different than taking care of a table, and it’s part if your regular duties, so you balance your time between those two tasks. You don’t NEGLECT one in order to do the other. Besides, most restaurants tell take-out customers to wait 30-45 minutes before picking up their order. That’s plenty of time to put together the bag without neglecting your tables. That said, I do agree that you should tip for take-out orders. The only part of your post that I disagreed with is the part about having to “neglect” customers in order to put together a take-out order. Reply tomelagu on April 15, 2010 at 6:57 am this is soooo exciting. Reply frankD on April 16, 2010 at 4:56 pm once, in casually asking buddies, “what does being rich mean?” one of them responded “never having to leave a tip” and i thought that sounded contradictory – if you can afford it why not do it To Insure Proper Service as in “too big too fail” i guess there is a “too rich to tip” then along comes tiger woods and it is revealed he is getting all these women and doesn’t pay a dime – from what i understand the payments actually made were all subsequently paid as hush money ! well, assuming that my understanding is correct, then there are service providers who will apparently do things “gratis” if the patron is a big enough deal i don’t know if the book addresses NOT tipping and the consequences but it is an interesting concept anyway i’ll have to read it to find out – pleased as always to enjoy frankD Reply blueoreogn on April 16, 2010 at 6:34 pm Congratulations. Can’t wait to read it. 🙂 Reply Reader in Houston on April 16, 2010 at 6:58 pm YAAAAAY!!! Can’t wait to read it!! Reply Carrie on April 16, 2010 at 10:20 pm Woooooooo! Congratulations, Steve. Bet you breathed a big sigh of relief when that manuscript got turned in. Reply well done fillet on April 18, 2010 at 7:07 pm nice….. Reply Danielle on April 19, 2010 at 3:46 pm Love your blog! Check out my commentary about BAD TIPPERS! http://www.npr.org/internedition/spring10/?p=432 🙂 Reply well done fillet on April 19, 2010 at 7:18 pm heh…and it;s two days before my birthday…. Reply nunya on April 19, 2010 at 8:30 pm Dude, Where’s the link to pre-order? Reply Anonymous on April 20, 2010 at 10:43 am That’s my birthday!! Reply Petey Pullme on April 20, 2010 at 6:40 pm Be nice when tipping Canadiums, that’s all we ask. Reply Ivy on April 21, 2010 at 2:06 pm Exciting! Reply MPLS Fan on April 22, 2010 at 2:57 pm Hi Steve, I’ve just finished reading Waiter Rant and about 90% of your blog archives and just wanted to say with great gusto you are fantastic. I love your attitude about everything, from what you’ve written your outlook on the world very much resembles my own. Thanks for keeping me thoroughly entertained at work for 3 full weeks! I look forward to Keep the Change. Congratulations on your success and I hope it keeps coming! Reply Jeremiah on April 23, 2010 at 1:52 am Hey Steve i cant wait to read the new book. It will probably give me all the power i need to survive another december where i work!!! You are truly awesome. And on a side note tip for to-go orders always!! Reply The Bellman on April 23, 2010 at 2:22 am Congrats on the new book! – The Bellman http://www.bellmanbaggage.com/ Reply Salt on April 23, 2010 at 11:57 pm Marvelous! I just recently finished your first book and everything about it was so fantastic. It definitely made me evaluate how I act while I’m out at a restaurant. And I definitely kicked one of my friends in the shin the other week when we were out to lunch and she asked to be moved to a different table. Kudos! Can’t wait for the new read! Reply Katy Franklin on April 24, 2010 at 3:42 pm Hi Steve! I wrote a book about the service industry which I am self-publishing and should be out at the end of May…and I decided I needed to read your book and visit your site because I have heard so much about it. I am ashamed to say that I just now read it but I LOVED IT. Thought it was extremely well-written and true to life and thoroughly enjoyed it. Really liking the blog as well. Would love to e-mail you but I am not able to off of your site for some reason. I have a website up with a chapter from my book at http://www.katyfranklin.com If anyone is interested, please check it out and let me know what you think! Reply Nicole M. on April 24, 2010 at 6:21 pm Congratulations, Steve! I just recently discovered your work and read “Waiter Rant” last week. I am so looking forward to your next book! Reply Susie on May 2, 2010 at 8:08 am Congrats Steve! Glenn and I can’t wait to read it. Reply Ursula on May 8, 2010 at 12:47 pm Hey there – got your book in a discount bin a few weeks back in the town of Peterborough, ON. A chain bookstore – Chapters – had it next to a couple of other books I’d been looking for..the ‘wish list’ of books that I carry in my daytimer- I could not believe my luck in getting it. And yeah, it was deeply discounted – but my promise is to buy the next book of yours at full price! I have been in this business for years, from waiter/bartender/manager/chef to catering genius(hehehe)and next to Bourdain’s books, really have never read anything that caught the experience of the waiter observing his lot in life the way your book did. In your observations and the articulating of your experience I was caught by how lonely that life was and is – and how well your voice nailed it. I was really taken by the universality of that. Yeah. Wherever you go – there you are! Nice little book, Steve – I have it on the coffee table of the bed and breakfast I run, challenging guests to read a chapter – and see the waiting game from the other side. Urs Reply Matt on May 27, 2010 at 10:30 am Everyone should have to work as a waiter at some point in your life. I get at least one clueless tipper a shift, but there are always tells http://www.mattunedited.com/2010/05/tells-that-youre-bad-tipper.html Reply g on May 31, 2010 at 5:41 pm STEVE, My pastor does preach on tipping enough. and debts in the lords prayer refers to sins you have committed. g Reply T Hawk on June 4, 2010 at 2:52 pm Good stuff, being reading your blog for years, really god stuff over the years, I will be on the lookout for the new book. Reply Amy on June 21, 2010 at 4:12 pm OMG, just finished the first 60 pages of WaiterRant…caught myself laughing out loud. For anyone who has ever had the “displeasure” that serving food often provides, I’m sure that others have laughed aloud in empathy as well. Looking forward to your next book 🙂 Reply JENinmich on August 6, 2010 at 1:30 pm Just read your book – very enjoyable read. My husband I were hiding it from each other so we could be the one to read it. HOpe you’re enjoying life! All the best – Reply dinerjohn on August 25, 2010 at 9:00 pm Everyone, I just read an advance uncorrected proof copy of “Keep The Change”. It’s great! You won’t be disappointed! Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.