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Michael Gates Gill

Author of How Starbucks Saved My Life

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Michael Gates Gill grew up in a wealthy family in New York City. After dropping out of Yale University, he became a successful advertising executive at the J. Walter Thompson advertising agency. He ultimately lost his job at the age 63 and was diagnosed with a brain tumor shortly thereafter. With no job prospects, he reluctantly took a job at the coffee chain Starbucks and wrote a book about his experiences. The result How Starbucks Saved My Life was a hit and the film rights have been optioned by Tom Hanks.
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