All author proceeds from the sale of For Here or To Go will be donated to the Leah Ryan Emerging Writers Fund.
Leah Ryan presents a brilliant selection of interviews, cartoons, photos and stories for and by service workers. From the diary of a dishwasher to the grind of an exotic dancer, For Here or To Go details the human struggle behind America's transformation into a service economy.
"For Here Or To Go simultaneously celebrates the pride that you can get from 'working for a living' while also bringing forth the hard reality that these jobs can suck the life right out of you in a matter of weeks, if not days."
--Rock Star Journalist
"Ryan's For Here or To Go is an enjoyable read with some really good storytelling that had me sympathizing with the lows of the characters and chuckling at the more absurd moments that we've all experienced or witnessed."
"If you're currently working a crappy job, [For Here or To Go will] cheer you up to know that somebody, somewhere, has it just as bad as you, and if you're not currently working a crappy job, it'll make you very thankful for that."
"Devilishly delightful -- sink your teeth into this book and you might never take it to go again."
--Alec Michod, author of The White City
"Luminous storytelling from the world of the under-employed."
--Abram Shalom Himelstein, author of Tales of a Punk Rock Nothing
"Through an intriguing combination of interviews, short stories, diary entries, and essays, Leah Ryan's For Here or To Go makes visible the invisible worls of the service industry. From strippers to coffee jockeys, cab drivers to bartenders, Ryan's book -- equal parts entertaining and disheartening -- helps us to understand the disparate humanity that lurks behind the sweat, tears and grease of the shit job."
--Daniel Sinker, Punk Planet