Diary of A Waitress

Diary of A Waitress

The Not-so-glamorous Life of A Harvey Girl

Book - 2015
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In 1926, droves of Americans traveled by train across the United States to visit the West. They ate at Harvey Houses, where thousands of well-trained waitresses provided first-class service. Diary of a waitress tells the first-person story of one spunky girl, Kitty Evans, as she faces the often funny and painful experiences she and fellow waitresses Cordelia and Emmy endure. As Kitty writes about her escapades, a loveable teenager emerges; she embraces adventure, independence, her position as a Harvey Girl, and a freelance writing career.
Publisher: Honesdale, Pennsylvania : Calkins Creek, An Imprint of Highlights, [2015]
Honesdale, Pennsylvania : Calkins Creek, An Imprint of Highlights, [2015]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781620916520
Branch Call Number: J FICTION MEYER
Characteristics: 348 pages ; illustrations, maps, photographs ; 22 cm


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Dec 08, 2015

This book is interesting if you like American history, particularly the 20s. Since it is written as a diary, there are a lot of references to what's happening in the U.S. at the time. Katherine "Kitty" becomes a waitress when she finds out she can no longer go to college. The Harvey Girls were seen by some as scandalous night workers, but in reality, they were hard-working girls who woke at 5 to serve passengers off the train. I liked it because I had never heard of the Harvey Girls before. However, plot wise, it's a bit boring. The secondary characters' stories are more interesting than Kitty's. Recommended for teens and adults.


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Dec 08, 2015

julia_sedai thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over


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