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From Para Llevar, a magazine dedicated to profiling the real lives of people who labor in food service, comes this collection of musings on the demands of hospitality and portraits of people who serve it up.
With its compact trim size, the book’s form resembles the once ubiquitous check pads wielded by servers. Many of the pages are photographs of existential musings clearly inspired by being pressed to meet expectations hour after hour after hour. If you’ve had that kind of job, you’ll recognize everything from anticipating a few days off to keenly observing the people in an establishment.
Also here are portraits of people employed as hosts, servers, bartenders, cooks, and in other roles all over the country, each of the described with an eye to something in their life outside their work. From the first grade teacher who moonlights as a server to the line cook who composes poetry in his head.
Quirky and off-beat. Speaking to those who have lived the hospitality life.
Hardcover. Color photographs throughout.