Saturday, October 18, 2008

Cool Reads

I picked this up at Fully Booked. It's a riches to rags story of Michael Gates Gill, a former top executive at J. Walter Thompson who was retrenched because of his age after a long and distinguished service at the ad agency.

His losing his job couldn't have come at a more inopportune time as his kids were going to college. His misfortune led to a divorce and he found himself down to his last few bucks on the streets of Manhattan when he was offered a job at Starbucks my chance.

It's a light, nice, and insightful read although there are times when he retraces his steps that take away much from what is happening. But that's not much when you know that the story is being adapted to film with Tom Hanks playing the lead role.

Oh, that's Mr. Gill serving a hot drink. He still works in Starbucks.

The book by the way costs under Php 500 at Fully Booked.

The latest issue of one of my favorite magazines. I don't know man but the stories seem to be a little contrived lately but it's still better than a lot of what is out there.

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