How Starbucks Saved My Life: A Son of Privilege Learns to by Michael Gates Gill

By Michael Gates Gill

Now in paperback, the nationwide bestselling riches-to-rags real tale of an advertisements government who had all of it, then misplaced it all—and used to be ultimately redeemed by way of his new task, and his twenty-eight-year-old boss, at Starbucks.

In his fifties, Michael Gates Gill had all of it: a mansion within the suburbs, a spouse and loving kids, a six-figure wage, and an Ivy League schooling. yet in a number of brief years, he misplaced his task, bought divorced, and used to be clinically determined with a mind tumor. with out cash or medical health insurance, he used to be pressured to get a role at Starbucks. Having long gone from energy lunches to scrubbing bogs, from being served to serving, Michael used to be a real fish out of water.

But destiny brings an unforeseen instructor into his lifestyles who opens his eyes to what dwelling good particularly appears like. the 2 appear to have not anything in universal: She is a tender African American, the daughter of a drug addict; he's used to being the boss yet experiences to her now. For the 1st time in his existence he stories being a member of a minority attempting challenging to outlive in a tough new task. He learns the price of labor and humility, in addition to what it actually potential to recognize one other person.

Behind the scenes at one in all America's so much exciting companies, an inspiring friendship is born, a kinfolk starts to heal, and, because of his not likely mentor, Michael Gill ultimately reviews a feeling of self worth and happiness he hasn't ever identified prior to.

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