A while back I read How Starbucks Saved my Life by Michael Gates Gill. In the interest of full disclosure, I read it out of curiosity, as opposed to organic intellectual interest. In other words, I read it to see how that memoir compared to my historical fiction novel, Tripio. I may offer a full review in a later post. But for now, I will simply offer a comparison of “How” to Tripio, ingeniously using coffee as the yardstick.
How Starbucks Saved my Life = Blonde Roast
Lightly roasted coffee that’s soft, mellow and flavorful. Easy drinking on its own and delicious with milk, sugar or flavored with vanilla, caramel or hazelnut.
Tripio = Espresso
A complimentary blend of beans of differing origins: it is intense, deeply flavored and when brewed correctly leaves a lingering sweet aftertaste.
Starbucks books I have yet to read
I am also following up on my intention to find other books about Starbucks. I was curious to see if there were other novel length works of fiction out there with a Starbucks flavor. Ha, ha. I found the list below via Christine McHugh who is a Starbucks alum and author of the soon to be released From Barista to Boardroom. I will admit that I have yet to read any of the titles below expect the aforementioned. I have pre-ordered from Barista to Boardroom after speaking with author by phone. Both Barista and How can be and probably categorized as memoirs. Below are others worth a look that I have yet to read:
Coffee for Dummies by Major Cohen
Taking Responsibility: Heart mind and Soul by Jeff Hamill
Work Freely: Love your Job, Love your Life by Nancy Richardson
The Multiplier Effect of Inclusion by Tony Byers
Female Firebrands by Mikaela Kiner
Steady Work by Karen Guadet
Pour Your Heart into It and From the Ground Up both by Howard Schultz
I hope the list if useful!