KEEP THE CHANGE
A Clueless Tipper's Quest to Become the Guru of Gratuity
by Steve Dublanica

Ecco/November 2010

In the irreverent spirit of A.J. Jacobs and Michael Moore, KEEP THE CHANGE by Steve Dublanica is a pavement-pounding exploration of tipping, a huge but neglected part of the American economy—the hilarious and eye-opening follow-up to his smash-hit New York Times bestseller WAITER RANT. Subtitled “A Clueless Tipper’s Quest to Become the Guru of the Gratuity,” KEEP THE CHANGE follows the popular blogger known as “the Waiter” from restaurant to casino to strip club and beyond as he explores what to tip and how tipping truly plays out in practice in a series of candid, funny, and sometimes uproariously cringe-inducing adventures.

About the Author
A seminary dropout-cum-mental-health-care worker, The Waiter, Steve Dublanica, waited his first table at age thirty-one. In 2004, he started his wildly popular blog, WaiterRant.net, eventually winning the 2006 Bloggie Award for Best Writing of a Weblog. He has been interviewed by media outlets nationwide, including The Oprah Winfrey Show and Today, as a voice for many of the two million waiters in the United States. The Waiter lives in the New York metropolitan area with his joint-custody dog, Buster, and is at work on his second book.