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Hey, Waitress! – The USA from the Other Side of the Tray - California Scholarship Online
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Hey, Waitress!: The USA from the Other Side of the Tray

Alison Owings


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? This book aims to tell us. Containing personal portraits of waitresses from many different walks of life, the book is the first of its kind to show the behind-the-scenes stories of waitresses' daily shifts and daily lives. The author of this book traveled across the United States—from border to border and coast to coast—to hear firsthand what waitresses think about their lives, their work, and their world. Part journalism and part oral history, the book introduces an eclectic cas ... More

Keywords: waitress, personal portraits, daily lives, work, American history, civil rights, waitress unions, sexual discrimination, restaurants

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780520217508
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520217508.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alison Owings, author

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