How Starbucks Saved My Life by Michael Gates Gill.
How Starbucks Saved My Life is about a man named Michael Gates Gill. He went from a successful, rich, and busy man to an average, common, and happy man. In this book he tells his story of how his life declined and how he wanted to give up, until the day a young woman named
"A great lesson in finding your highest self in the unlikeliest of places-proof positive that there is no way to happiness-rather, happiness is the way." says Dr. Wayne Dyer, author of Inspiration: Your Ultimate Calling.
The book How Starbucks Saved My Life has a very unique writing style. While Michael Gates is telling us about his present life, he also writes about his past and what it was like. In the story, the reader learns how Michael's life goes down the tubes. First, he was downsized at work, then an affair ended his twenty-year marriage, and he was diagnosed with a slow-growing brain tumor. All seemed bad to Michael, until a woman named
"Still, I had grown so close to these Partners, and part of me ached that they hadn't worked their schedules to be there with me on my final day." (252)
I have never really liked reading biographies or autobiographies, but the title of this book sure pulled me in. The book made me realized that I have a pretty good life and don't have to deal with depressing events like Michael Gates Gill. He used to value fame and money, but he then realized that family and friends is the most important and it was Starbucks that helped him realize it. Before I never noticed anything special about Starbucks, but after reading this book I sense a warm feeling walking into the store. It also helped me cherish my family and friends because you never know what might happen tomorrow. In the book, I've learned that Starbucks Partners (workers) try to create a friendly and welcoming feeling with everything they do. Now every time I see a Starbucks store I have a smile across my face and have a new and different way of looking at it because that I'll always be welcomed there.