This memoir was highly recommended to me. I enjoyed the details shared about the inner workings of a Starbucks store. I appreciate knowing that a barista at Starbucks is treated well and valued by the company. I'm glad that Michael Gates Gill or Mike has found a new purpose and a new life while learning that six figure incomes don't buy happiness. But, the book bogged for me. There is a lot of name dropping and memories of famous folks entertained by his famous father and socialite mother. Gill also uses the book as a very long apology for letting his kids down. I can't recommend it to those who like snappy biographies or memoirs, it moves a little slow. But those who really like to ponder and to enjoy a bit of nostalgia might find this to be a cozy, thought-provoking read.
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Kelly Klepfer (KellyKlepfer)
Feb 11, 2009
Jun 8, 2012 02:25 AM UTC
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