December 28, 2007

News & Opinion: More Kudos For Michael Gates Gill

By: 800-CEO-READ @ 3:54 PM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

In the Wall Street Journal's Best Books of 2007, deputy books editor Mark Lasswell calls out Michael Gates Gill's How Starbucks Saved My Life saying:
At 63, Michael Gates Gill, father of five, found himself out of work, divorced, and nearly broke--not quite what he expected when he was growing up on Manhattan's Upper East Side, the son of New Yorker writer Brendan Gill. But then Mr. Gill found a life raft in the form of an unlikely job, as he relates in the memoir How Starbucks Saved My Life.

Lasswell also mentions My Secret Life on the McJob: Lessons from Behind the Counter Guaranteed to Supersize Any Management Style by college professor Jerry Newman. I missed this one initially and am going to go back to check it out. The premise reminds me of Alex Frankel's Punching Out, which came out last month.