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A Waiter in Paris: Adventures in the Dark Heart of the City
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A Waiter in Paris: Adventures in the Dark Heart of the City (Hardback)

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A waiter's job is to deceive you. They want you to believe in a luxurious calm because on the other side of that door...is hell.



Edward Chisholm's spellbinding memoir of his time as a Parisian waiter takes you below the surface of one of the most iconic cities in the world and right into its glorious underbelly.



He inhabits a world of inhuman hours, snatched sleep and dive bars; scraping by on coffee, bread and cigarettes, often under sadistic managers, with a wage so low you're fighting your colleagues for tips. Colleagues - including thieves, narcissists, ex-Legionnaires, paperless immigrants, wannabe actors and drug dealers - who are the closest thing to family that you've got.



It's physically demanding, frequently humiliating and incredibly competitive. But it doesn't matter because you're in Paris, the centre of the universe, and there's nowhere else you'd rather be in the world.

BiographyMemoirsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesTechnicalOther technologies & applied sciencesOther vocational technologies & tradesHotel & catering tradesTravel & MapsTravel & holiday guidesRestaurant, cafe & pub guides Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group Publication Date: 26/05/2022 ISBN-13: 9781800960183  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Edward Chisholm was born in Dorset, England, and moved to Paris in 2012 after graduating from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. A resident there for seven years, Chisholm spent the first four of them working all manner of low-paid jobs, from waiting and bar work to museum security and market hand, while trying to build a career as a writer. Now, Chisholm makes a living as a copywriter/pen for hire, with ambitions of writing novels. His work has appeared in The New York Times, the Guardian and the Financial Times magazine.

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