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3.0 out of 5 stars How Starbucks Saved my Life, 2 Sept. 2012
This review is from: How Starbucks Saved My Life (Paperback)
This book will mean more or less to different people and will affect them differently at varying times in their lives.
The central character had a good if stressful job, family life that was squeezed into very little time and managed to cheat on his wife, probably because of the lack of connection with his family. He lost everything. Trying to support himself he takes a chance of an evening of recruitment in a Starbucks coffee shop an hour from his flat. The manageress takes him on board and he learns a lot of life lessons including how to be a more helpful, thoughtful person.
If you don't want to read info about the corporate structure or ethos of Starbucks, you can turn the page and next thing you can be asking yourself whether you would allow a homeless person in to use the restrooms or give free hot water.
The employee contracts cancer but gets medical care and while he has no guarantee of a long life, he is a lot better off for being with the firm than if he had been shining shoes on the street.
Mainly this is a man looking back over how his life has brought him to this moment and how it is still possible to learn and grow at an older age.
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