Most of us have sat across the tray from a waitress, but how many of us know what really is going on from her side? Hey, Waitress! aims to tell us. Containing lively, personal portraits of waitresses from many different walks of life, this book is the first of its kind to show the intimate, illuminating, and often shockingAlison Owings traveled the countryâ€”from border to border and coast to coastâ€”to hear firsthand what waitresses think about their lives, their work, and their world. Part journalism and part oral history, Hey, Waitress! $24.95,
Illustrations: 20 b/w photographs
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2. Voices from the Other Side of the Tray Their land, in Arizona and Mexico, totals 4,462 square miles. Arleen's early exposure to Christianity was to Catholicism ("we just take part in what they do"), which was the first missionary religion in the area. Rivalry between Catholics and Presbyterians caused enormous rifts in the tribe during the 1930s, sometimes splitting families, On February 1, 1960, in Greensboro, North Carolina, four teenage male students from a local college went downtown, entered the Woolworth's department store, bought a few items, walked over to the store's sizable and popular lunch area, and sat down at a counter. They assumed that the waitress who came over would say she could not serve them. She was white, they were black,Letitia Baldrige's Complete Guide to the New Manners for the 90's1. A Brief, and Subjective, History of Waitressing2. Slices of American History3. "We Should Be Respected": Professionals4. High Ends5. "It Was Desperation Time": Waitressing as Salvation6. Diners and Downward7. Worlds Within Worlds8. After Shift$24.95,
May 2004Hey, Waitress! by Alison Owings - Paperback - University of California Press
The USA from the Other Side of the TrayAlison Owings Slices of American History minutes (if sometimes many minutes) after being ordered, and often within an hour it is eaten and paid for and its residue removed. The perception of waitressing as immediate, however, risks ignoring the deeper connections some waitresses have, in very different ways, with our common history.Arleen Garcia Their prayers, songs, and speech were in an Uto-Aztecan language that is one of the most ancient spoken vocabularies. The people themselves may have been the most ancient of southwestern aborigines. Their descendants are the Tohono O'odham.