December 28, 2007
News & Opinion: More Kudos For Michael Gates Gill
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.
About Dylan Schleicher
Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.