How Starbucks Saved My Life

Title : How Starbucks Saved My Life
Author : Michael Gates Gill
Publisher : Penguin
ISBN 13 : 1101216999
Date : 2007-09-20

Download Now Read Online



Now in paperback, the national bestselling 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. In his fifties, Michael Gates Gill had it all: a mansion in the suburbs, a wife and loving children, a six-figure salary, and an Ivy League education. But in a few short years, he lost his job, got divorced, and was diagnosed with a brain tumor. With no money or health insurance, he was forced to get a job at Starbucks. Having gone from power lunches to scrubbing toilets, from being served to serving, Michael was a true fish out of water. But fate brings an unexpected teacher into his life who opens his eyes to what living well really looks like. The two seem to have nothing in common: She is a young African American, the daughter of a drug addict; he is used to being the boss but reports to her now. For the first time in his life he experiences being a member of a minority trying hard to survive in a challenging new job. He learns the value of hard work and humility, as well as what it truly means to respect another person. Behind the scenes at one of America’s most intriguing businesses, an inspiring friendship is born, a family begins to heal, and, thanks to his unlikely mentor, Michael Gill at last experiences a sense of self-worth and happiness he has never known before. Watch a QuickTime trailer for this book.

How Starbucks Saved My Life

Title : How Starbucks Saved My Life
Author : Michael Gill
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
ISBN 13 : 9780007369966
Date : 2012-04-12

Download Now Read Online



A candid, moving and inspirational memoir about a high-flying business man who is forced to re-evaluate his life and values when he suddenly loses everything and goes to work in Starbucks.

How Starbucks Saved My Life

Title : How Starbucks Saved My Life
Author : Michael Gates Gill
Publisher : Penguin
ISBN 13 : 1592402860
Date : 2007

Download Now Read Online



In his fifties, Michael Gates Gill had it all: a big house, a loving family, and a six-figure salary. By sixty, he had lost everything: downsized at work, divorced at home, and diagnosed with a slow-growing brain tumor, Gill had no money, no insurance, an

How Starbucks Saved My Life

Title : How Starbucks Saved My Life
Author : Michaelgill
Publisher :
ISBN 13 : 0007267673
Date : 2007

Download Now Read Online



A Candid, Moving And Inspirational Memoir About A High-Flying Business Man Who Is Forced To Re-Evaluate His Life And Values When He Suddenly Loses Everything And Goes To Work In Starbucks. Michael Gill Had It Made. He Was Educated, Wealthy And Well-Connected. He Had A Creative And Lucrative Advertising Job, Which He Loved And Which He Was Good At, And A Model Family And Home Life. Then He Loses It All. He Is Fired By A Young Exec Whom He Had Mentored. He Has An Extramarital Affair That Destroys His Family And Results In A Newborn Son. Then He Is Diagnosed With Brain Cancer. He Has No Insurance, No Income. One Day He Wanders Into Starbucks And By Chance Signs Up For A Job Interview. His Would-Be Boss Is A Young Black Woman Who Gives Him A Job, And Sets About Training Him And Mentoring Him. What Follows Is An Inspirational Eye-Opener As Gill Experiences A Whole New World Compared To His Former Life With People From Completely Different Ethnic And Social Backgrounds. How Starbucks Saved My Life Follows Gill'S Journey Of Discovery As Gradually He Is Forced To Question His Ingrained Assumptions, Prejudices And Habits. Gill Emerges From His Fall From Grace With Humility And Gratitude. His New-Found Empathy Teaches Him How Anyone Who Has Lost Their Way, Or Made A Mistake, Can Start Again.

Wild Company

Title : Wild Company
Author : Mel Ziegler
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN 13 : 9781451683486
Date : 2012-10-02

Download Now Read Online



Traces Banana Republic's beginnings and rise to becoming an international retailer, describing how the founders applied imagination while upending business conventions to develop original merchandise and marketing innovations.

The War that Saved My Life

Title : The War that Saved My Life
Author : Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Publisher : Penguin
ISBN 13 : 9781101637807
Date : 2015-01-08

Download Now Read Online



#1 New York Times Bestseller Newbery Honor Book Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award (Middle School) Wall Street Journal Best Children's Books of 2015 New York Public Library's 100 Books for Reading and Sharing An exceptionally moving story of triumph against all odds set during World War 2, from the acclaimed author of Jefferson’s Sons and for fans of Number the Stars. Nine-year-old Ada has never left her one-room apartment. Her mother is too humiliated by Ada’s twisted foot to let her outside. So when her little brother Jamie is shipped out of London to escape the war, Ada doesn’t waste a minute—she sneaks out to join him. So begins a new adventure of Ada, and for Susan Smith, the woman who is forced to take the two kids in. As Ada teaches herself to ride a pony, learns to read, and watches for German spies, she begins to trust Susan—and Susan begins to love Ada and Jamie. But in the end, will their bond be enough to hold them together through wartime? Or will Ada and her brother fall back into the cruel hands of their mother? This masterful work of historical fiction is equal parts adventure and a moving tale of family and identity—a classic in the making. From the Hardcover edition.

Onward

Title : Onward
Author : Howard Schultz
Publisher : Rodale
ISBN 13 : 1609613465
Date : 2012-03-27

Download Now Read Online



In this #1 New York Times bestseller, the CEO of Starbucks recounts the story and leadership lessons behind the global coffee company's comeback. In 2008, Howard Schultz decided to return as the CEO of Starbucks to help restore its financial health and bring the company back to its core values. In Onward, he shares this remarkable story, revealing how, during one of the most tumultuous economic periods in American history, Starbucks again achieved profitability and sustainability without sacrificing humanity.

My Kitchen Year

Title : My Kitchen Year
Author : Ruth Reichl
Publisher : Random House
ISBN 13 : 9780679605225
Date : 2015-09-29

Download Now Read Online



NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Los Angeles Times • NPR • Men’s Journal • BookPage • Booklist • Publishers Weekly In the fall of 2009, the food world was rocked when Gourmet magazine was abruptly shuttered by its parent company. No one was more stunned by this unexpected turn of events than its beloved editor in chief, Ruth Reichl, who suddenly faced an uncertain professional future. As she struggled to process what had seemed unthinkable, Reichl turned to the one place that had always provided sanctuary. “I did what I always do when I’m confused, lonely, or frightened,” she writes. “I disappeared into the kitchen.” My Kitchen Year follows the change of seasons—and Reichl’s emotions—as she slowly heals through the simple pleasures of cooking. While working 24/7, Reichl would “throw quick meals together” for her family and friends. Now she has the time to rediscover what cooking meant to her. Imagine kale, leaves dark and inviting, sautéed with chiles and garlic; summer peaches baked into a simple cobbler; fresh oysters chilling in a box of snow; plump chickens and earthy mushrooms, fricasseed with cream. Over the course of this challenging year, each dish Reichl prepares becomes a kind of stepping stone to finding joy again in ordinary things. The 136 recipes collected here represent a life’s passion for food: a blistering ma po tofu that shakes Reichl out of the blues; a decadent grilled cheese sandwich that accompanies a rare sighting in the woods around her home; a rhubarb sundae that signals the arrival of spring. Here, too, is Reichl’s enlivening dialogue with her Twitter followers, who become her culinary supporters and lively confidants. Part cookbook, part memoir, part paean to the household gods, My Kitchen Year may be Ruth Reichl’s most stirring book yet—one that reveals a refreshingly vulnerable side of the world's most famous food editor as she shares treasured recipes to be returned to again and again and again. Praise for My Kitchen Year “Ruth is one of our greatest storytellers today, which you will feel from the moment you open this book and begin to read: No one writes as warmly and engagingly about the all-important intersection of food, life, love, and loss. This book is a lyrical and deeply intimate journey told through recipes, as only Ruth can do.”—Alice Waters “What will send this book to the top of bestseller lists is the lovely way Reichl describes how dishes come together, like the Greek chicken soup with lemon and egg known as avgolemono, and her talent for assembling a collection of recipes her legions of former Gourmet fans will want to make themselves.”—The Washington Post “The recipes make for lovely reading, full of Reichl’s elemental wisdom. . . . In the best way possible, My Kitchen Year is cozy, the reading equivalent of curling up next to a fire with a glass of red wine and perhaps the scent of bread in the oven wafting over.”—Vogue “If anyone can convince us that a dessert, plus two more fabulous dishes, can turn a crummy day around, it’s culinary writer Ruth Reichl, who knows firsthand just how powerful food can be.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “The voice is pure Reichl in a way that makes the reader yearn for a house in the country with a pantry full of staples. . . . And as she finds solace through cooking, we find comfort too.”—Eater (Fall 2015’s Best Cookbooks) From the Hardcover edition.

Pour Your Heart Into It

Title : Pour Your Heart Into It
Author : Howard Schultz
Publisher : Hachette UK
ISBN 13 : 9781401304928
Date : 2012-05-22

Download Now Read Online



In Pour Your Heart Into It, CEO Howard Schultz illustrates the principles that have shaped the Starbucks phenomenon, sharing the wisdom he has gained from his quest to make great coffee part of the American experience. The success of Starbucks Coffee Company is one of the most amazing business stories in decades. What started as a single store on Seattle's waterfront has grown into a company with over sixteen hundred stores worldwide and a new one opening every single business day. Just as remarkable as this incredible growth is the fact that Starbucks has managed to maintain its renowned commitment to product excellence and employee satisfaction. Marketers, managers, and aspiring entrepreneurs will discover how to turn passion into profit in this definitive chronicle of the company that "has changed everything... from our tastes to our language to the face of Main Street" (Fortune).

The Insomnia Answer

Title : The Insomnia Answer
Author : Paul Glovinsky
Publisher : Penguin
ISBN 13 : 0399532978
Date : 2006

Download Now Read Online



Identifies the three most common sleep problems--getting to sleep, staying asleep, and broken sleep--and offers an effective, drug-free approach to overcoming the problems of insomnia, discussing such issues as the causes of sleep disorders, out of control sleep patterns, light therapy, dreams, muscle relaxation, circadian rhythms, and stress reduction. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.