A rags to riches lottery story: When you spend the first part of your life with very little, and you learn to be happy with it and battle along, people see you and they're comfortable with having you around them. You all go along wishing for the same things. At least most of us do. We wish that one day we'll be able to do whatever we like. We keep wanting, but we never plan for what we'll do if the luck happens--not extensively, because for most of us, it doesn't become a reality. Blue Smartie is a must read for people who have ever wanted to get their hands on a dream, or for those who have already, so that readers will be ready for the day their dreams become a living reality. It's a rocky read about the highs and lows of a very normal life that eventually hits a turn in luck.
Dining Roulette: The Truth about Restaurants from the Inside Out is essential reading for every foodie, restaurant goer, and restaurant owner and manager. It reveals the secrets, tips, and industry information needed to establish and maintain a successful business, and gives practical, prescriptive advice to restaurant patrons about what they should look for to determine which restaurants are worth their patronage. Filled with real-life, jaw-dropping stories from the culinary industry, this book is a wake-up call. Did you know that restaurant chains may become a site for the next generation of terror threats? What should you avoid at your favorite restaurant that will make you sick? With authentic, definitive, and often humorous real-life experiences, author John Brown's work is an industry insider's take on the restaurant industry. Brown offers prescriptive advice for restaurant owners, including: ten suggestions to stay in business, how to beat the industry employee turnover rate, and how to avoid common mistakes. For restaurant patrons, Brown gives advice on: evaluating the cleanliness of a restaurant, restaurant vocabulary and phrases, and fine eating establishments that every foodie should visit. Dining Roulette shows why health departments struggle to cope with the everyday challenges of maintaining proper health and safety standards, and why so many people die every year after being served in our restaurants. If you've ever eaten in a restaurant or have upcoming reservations, you must read this book.