Husna Amirah Amirah von Basse Tene, Haiti
Das gefällt mir wirklich gut. Das Konzept war gerade genug für meinen Kopf, um alles im Auge zu behalten, aber nicht so schwer, dass ich mich durchschlagen musste.
I am so torn about reviewing this book. There are some things I like about it and some things I didn't. First, it is a uplifting story. A man of privilege entering the down-and-outs take a job at Starbucks and learns the meaning of hard work and caring for others. It is written in a light and casual style that makes it entertaining and goes easy down the gullet like a peppermint mocha frappuccino. But when he writes about his childhood in a rich and educated family (he is the son of New Yorker writer Brenden Gill) and younger days as an advertising executive I have to think. "What's so bad about that?". Spending time as a child with Hemingway and T.S. Elliot is my idea of an education. I enjoyed his journey into learning to appreciate his family and his sincere examination of his past mistakes and I guess this is the route that he had to go. The other thing that bothered me is that I often thought I was reading a P.R. piece for Starbucks. Is any company that perfect? You can take the P.R. Man out of the...well, you get my drift. Regardless, I must say I enjoyed it but this one time I'm going to take my Starbucks coffee with a grain of salt rather than a teaspoon of sugar.