The full title of this book is: Waiting: the true confessions of a waitress. It is the memoir of Debra Ginsberg as she looks back upon the years she spent working as a waitress. If you are like me, and have never worked as a “server”, the book will give you an interesting glimpse into what that experience is really like. She gives the reader an insider’s view of the job, of how various restaurants function (or dysfunction) and a lot of interesting social observations about both the waitresses and their customers.
Those of you who have worked as a waitress, waiter, or server, might find that some of her stories resemble something you have lived through. Anyone who is interested in sociology will find the stories she shared about the people she worked with, or waited on, to be very insightful.