A Waiter in Paris: Adventures in the Dark Heart of the City

From a Wall Street Journal review by Benjamin Shull of the book by Edward Chisholm titled “A Waiter in Paris: Adventures in the Dark Heart of the City”:

George Orwell, in his 1933 book “Down and Out in Paris and London,” sought to capture the mindset of the waiter: “He lives perpetually in sight of rich people, stands at their tables, listens to their conversation, sucks up to them with smiles and discreet little jokes. . . . He will take pains to serve a meal in style, because he feels that he is participating in the meal himself.”