[PDF] ↠ Free Read ☆ How Starbucks Saved My Life Unabridged Compact Discs : by Michael Gates Gill Dylan Baker ½

By Michael Gates Gill Dylan Baker | Comments: ( 170 ) | Date: ( Dec 14, 2019 )

The riches to rags true story of an advertising executive who had it all, then lost it all and was finally redeemed by his new job, and his twenty eight year old boss, at Starbucks.

  • Title: How Starbucks Saved My Life Unabridged Compact Discs
  • Author: Michael Gates Gill Dylan Baker
  • ISBN: 9780143142409
  • Page: 397
  • Format: Audio CD

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  • Jamie

    Author Michael Gates Gill was handed a cushy job as an executive at a major advertising agency, but he had sacrificed a lot of time with his family and opportunities for personal development to get where was. Eventually Gill is unceremoniously fired from that job for being too old and too expensive, and soon after THAT he has an affair that leaves him with a broken marriage and a new son. Gill is edging ever closer to being financially destitute when a 28-year old African American woman managing [...]

  • cat

    i wish there were a shelf for "read a little bit, threw up in my mouth, and returned the book to the library as quickly as humanly possible because i felt dirty with it in my hands". DO NOT read this book (or attempt to listen to it on CD, as i did). the NYTimes does a way better review than i ever could, so go here nytimes/2007/09/30/boo or just read this snippet from the review and back away from the book quickly:"From there the book lapses into a four-step: Gill staring in wonder as commuter [...]

  • Laura

    I forced myself to finish this. It was predictable, slow and painfully drawn-out. The entire book is basically this man talking about coffee and making coffee and how he has trouble making coffee and why he likes making coffee. He talks about how he used to work at an ad agency and what he learned at the ad agency and how it's different from making coffee and how he loves making coffee but he has trouble making coffee and he was good at working at an ad agency and how it's different from making [...]

  • Jeanette Cupcake

    someone left this on my plane trip to sydney and i picked it up. its so refreshing after reading that piece of crap eat pray love. im anti-starbucks (sorry jessica!) but i do have to say that this was a great book and it made me a little less anti starbucks. its a great story about an older gentleman who loses his successful job in advertising (his own mentor fired him) and finds himself at a starbucks one day where they happen to be conducting an open house. hes mistaken for a job applicant and [...]

  • Cortney

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I was impressed with the depth of introspection that Mr Gill explored. While reading this book, I was reminded of another book I recently read- Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By In America by Barbara Ehrenreich. The books were similar and yet so very different. Ms Ehrenreich conducted a sort of social experiment in which she took on low-wage jobs to see how people manage to make ends meet on minimum wage. Mr Gill took on a job at Starbucks after he lost everyt [...]

  • Kaye

    Oh my, this book went on and on. The parts I liked: Michael Gates Gill trying to fit in with his new life. What I didn't: everything else. Basically, the flaws are these: Gill repeats himself ad nauseum, as if I can't remember the role that a barista plays in a Starbucks. Each chapter involves a recap where he re-explains how to weigh the cash, or that he has to pour coffee and take money. Ugh. I found the repeated explanations kind of insulting, to tell the truth. Also, the entire thing reads l [...]

  • Jason Pettus

    So let's make no mistake, the only reason Michael Gill's 2007 memoir How Starbucks Saved My Life is even readable in the first place at all is that he is so relentlessly hard on himself throughout; the very definition of a white upper-class corporate-executive douchebag, he plainly admits here that he was essentially a human monster for reacting to getting laid off in his fifties from his cushy ad-agency job (one he got in the early '60s literally because drinking buddies at Yale pulled some str [...]

  • Elizabeth

    I'm not exactly sure how many stars to give this book. First off I hated the title, but then I found myself crying while I read it. What has happened to me? I think I was hijacked by some sort of crazy case of sentimentality, but then again, I have to admit that the tone of the book was really quite moving. The writing style is extremely simple, but in each page you could find a lot of optimism and joy. In a way, I think this book is a great foil to Eat Pray and Love. Both writers are skilled wi [...]

  • Rob Slaven

    I read this book because I was having one of THOSE Saturday mornings. Have you ever had one of those mornings when you just need something… something to read and since your wife is one of those really wonderfully bookish people you happen to have just stacks and stacks of books handy and can pick something rather randomly and sit down to read it? It’s rather like living in a library staffed by an impossibly sweet and wonderful person who you also happen to get to sleep next to. At any rate, [...]

  • Naomi

    This is the WORST freaking book I have EVER read. Grade: shit minus. I cannot emphasize this enough. OMG, I would rather drive nails into my feet than to have to read this. In fairness, I listened to this on CD, so perhaps my perspective would change had I read the text. Unfortunately, this was what I grabbed from the library for a road trip in an area with nearly no radio stations (I don't have Sirius, which is greatly unfortunate), so I plodded on. Want to increase your likelihood to engage in [...]

  • Farah

    The author of this book is trying to sell us the story of how his life was changed as he became a "regular" guy just getting by while working at Starbucks. This might be easier to believe if he wasn't constantly throwing in stories of how he once rubbed elbows with Queen Elizabeth, or ran with the bulls in Spain because Ernest Hemingway told him he should, or that one time he met Frank Sinatra, blah, blah, blah.

  • Chana

    I liked this book in a lot of ways because I am a fan of Starbucks. My own experiences with Starbucks coincide with what the author tells us. When my son passed away in 2004 I struggled to control my depression. I was often in Starbucks, drinking coffee and crying. I was given extra free shots of espresso and even free cups of coffee as the staff tried to do what they could to ease my pain. When traveling with my special needs son, who has to eat on a schedule and a special diet, we have always [...]

  • Beth

    The premise of this memoir is that a 64 year old former exec. is fired from his lucrative job in advertising only to find himself working at a Starbucks store. As you may have gathered by the title, the author actually found that his job schlepping coffee was more rewarding (though not more lucrative) than his former life of privilege. I enjoyed this book, but the flaws lie largely in the fact that the author is not a writer--nor, apparently was he very aware of the world around him. When he tal [...]

  • Wendi

    I listened to the audiobook version at work, which may have tainted my listening a bit. The strangely melancholic piano music didn't help things. I found it interesting that the writer is from and lives in Bronxville, and even ends up working at the Bronxville Starbucks (which, yeah, I've been to), but I didn't believe in him and the story he was telling. His constant apologizing for how horrible he'd been to his children and his unthinking endorsement of all things Starbucks none of that seeme [...]

  • Holly

    Ok, I feel guilty about rating someone's personal transformation story poorly. But I also don't want to skew my ratings anymore than I already do. I picked up this book at the library because the title made me roll my eyes and gag simultaneously. Then I saw that it was about a rich white guy who loses his fancy job and ends up working at Starbucks and learns to be a better person, etc. I know that makes some of you roll your eyes and gag, but I love people's individual stories and I am pretty fo [...]

  • Shanan

    This book was really not very impressive. The author had an annoying tendency to wonder--like he would be talking about a meeting with his boss and then go off on a tangent about meeting Hemingway and then try to go back to meeting with his boss. If this is really how he thinks/acts on a daily basis I don't know how he gets anything done.But more then that, I really was not that impressed with the story. Was his change that much different from anyone else who changes jobs? I don't think so. If S [...]

  • Jennifer Ciotta

    Gill does many things very well in this memoir; one in particular is his brutal honesty with himself. He admits his past downfalls and how arrogant he was as a powerful executive in the NYC advertising industry. He worked at a top firm for 25 years, abandoning his wife and children for his job, and in the end, all his career dedication led to zilch, and eventually to his financial downfall. A reluctant manager offers Gill a job at Starbucks, and his new work takes him by surprise. He learns life [...]

  • Sterlingcindysu

    I'll rate this a 3 for the content, but only a 2 for the writing. Gill has a bad habit of jumping around, especially when he's name dropping"That reminded me of Ali" "that reminded me when I bumped the Queen's arm to get to a cucumber sandwich" "My daughter is making a film with 50 cent, not that I know who that is"d then when he gets back to the real story, you forget what the point is. He'll also foreshadow some things, but in reality tell you everythingen when he gets to telling it for real, [...]

  • Sarah H. Alshareef

    i admit that i have decided to read this book because of my desperate need for a job that adds a value to my life, So i read it to get some inspirations and motivations. Frankly, I hate Starbucks, i rarely go there and if i did i only order a frappuccino with extra caramel, plus, i don't drink coffee. As i go through Michael or Mike "as his partners at Starbucks call him" life, i can feel his desperate need for a job after he had been fired. He is so optimistic, determined, tolerant, and kind pe [...]

  • paulA neves

    While I appreciate the 'better late than never' spiritual awakening at the core of this memoir, it's also got to be the biggest product placement ad I've come across in a long while (case in point: I don't even frequent Starbucks and it made me crave a Mochachino). While feelgood tales will always abound of white folks, and white men specifically, realizing the lifelong racist, sexist, ageist, etc. attitudes that come with power and privilege, and, as in Michael Gates Gill's case, realizing that [...]

  • Nalani

    Actual Rateing: 4.5 starsWhy are so many people hating on this book!? The story was a great pick me up and just made my white chick self love coffee and Starbucks even more. How he told the story through fash backs gave me a deeper understanding of his character and a more satisfying trancefromation. I have said it before and I will say it again I love it when a charater, or in this case a person, gose through a major character development. I such a little book, Mike went form a ditter, brocke s [...]

  • Cheryl Pashlin

    Most enjoyable wants to make you work at Starbucks. I found this book uplifting takes a lot of courage to go from a high powered executive job to a coffee barrista and then to realize how much happier you really are.

  • Blake Nelson

    I thought this was going to be on a level of TUESDAY WITH MORRIE'S. And it was! But I enjoyed the bits of his family history and his famous father Brendan Gill.

  • Agnese

    Mani šī grāmata piesaistīja ar acīmredzamo kontrastu - bagātnieks, kurš visu mūžu ir varējis algot cilvēkus, kas uzkopj viņa iespaidīgā izmēra māju, tagad pats līdzās kafijas gatavošanai un darbam ar kases aparātu sāk berzt kafejnīcas grīdas. Es nezinu, kādēļ, bet biju iztēlojusies, ka šī grāmata varbūt būs interesanta, bet diezgan sekla, tāpēc mani tiešām pārsteidza, cik patiess Maikls Geitss Gills ir, cik daudz atklāsmju viņš piedzīvo pēc savas dzīves [...]

  • Syed Ahmad

    There were a lot of negative rating & review for this book. If I trust all the review, I might not read the book and judge it for myself. Luckily this book appear at pantry's office, whenever I pass that small book shelve I was attracted to the book.The book was fair to me, if not amazing. Many of what Mike wrote ring a bell to me. On how he felt towards his children. On still working in your sixties. On how to feel good about your work, even if you was just cleaning a toilet. On how to cont [...]

  • Arminzerella

    After working many years with an advertising agency, Michael Gates Gill, age 60, is downsized. He starts up his own consulting firm, but after awhile the business fails to attract a steady clientele. Meanwhile, Gill must work through a number of personal problems that make it difficult to concentrate on his professional life and career. One day he finds himself in the midst of a Starbucks job fair – unemployed, depressed, and somewhat desperate. When his manager-to-be, Crystal Thompson, asks h [...]

  • Book Concierge

    Audio book read by Dylan BakerGill was a highly-paid executive with the largest, most prestigious advertising agency in New York City when, at age 53, he was fired. The agency had a new owner who wanted “young” people in charge, and Gill had become superfluous. He struggled with forming his own consulting firm, and had some modest success for a few years. But 10 years later, when the reader first meets Gill, he is sitting at Starbucks hoping against hope that his phone will ring and enjoying [...]

  • Sam Ang

    The full article of the review is available here:bookunderthesun/20When I first saw this book, I thought of how ridiculous this title is, and that it is just another marketing ploy for Starbucks, another big shot corporation that has not earned enough. Intrigue led me to take a look, and flipping through the first few pages changed my perception of this book, so I bought it to try out.This book is similar to a biography but written in a more interesting way. It does not promote the author; it de [...]

  • Jamie

    While at the library waiting for our kids, my neighbor Moya and I were chatting. I walked by the front desk and saw this title and immediately brought it to Moya for her to read (as she is a self proclaimed starbucks fan -- she describes it as her "therapy"). She said, "Oh I have heard about it" and she described it a little to me. So I opened it and started reading and ended up taking it home to finish. It is OK. Parts I liked and parts I hated. Some observations1. He was greatly humbled by los [...]

  • Holden Lyons

    'How Starbucks Saved My Life" is a very uplifting and inspirational novel. The story is about a high powered advertising executive who finds himself getting a pink slip. The high powered executive goes from a luxurious life with a hefty income, a loving family, and a "perfect life". Eventually Michael Gill finds himself working at a Starbucks away from the East side of New York City which he was comfortable with. After working at Starbucks he truly learns Respect and what a loving work environme [...]

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