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Season 2007 Episode 1003

Michael Gill: How Starbucks Saved My Life

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Michael Gill: How Starbucks Saved My Life
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Michael Gill talks about his memoir How Starbucks Saved My Life: A Son of Privilege Learns to Live Like Everyone ElseIn his fifties, Gill had it all: a big house in the suburbs, a loving family, and a top job at an ad agency with a six-figure salary. By the time he turned sixty, he had lost everything except his Ivy League education and his sense of entitlement. When he was offered a job at Starbucks, he had nothing to lose so he took it. Crossing over the Starbucks bar was the beginning of a dramatic transformation that cracked his world wide open - and showed what wonders can happen when we reach out across race, class, and age divisions to help a fellow human being - Tattered Covermoreless
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