Books about/by servers
- Phoebe Damrosch's "Service Included: Four-Star Secrets of an Eavesdropping Waiter"
- Not all about servers / serving, but in that line, "Hotel Bemelmans" by Ludwig Bemelman
- An oral history collection, "Hey, Waitress! The USA from the Other Side of the Tray" by Alison Owings
- A book for servers, "Clam Chowder: The Server's Field Manual" by Matt Lehman
- Comic essays, for the most part, "Waiter: The Humor and Pathos Beyond the Plate" by Matthew Foster
- Some practical / advice / how-to books, "The Waiting Game" by Kirkham - "At Your Service" by the Culinary Institute of America - "Lessons in Service from Charlie Trotter" by Ed Lawler and Charlie Trotter
I've not read it, but "Dishing it Out: Power and Resistance Among Waitresses in a New Jersey Restaurant" by Greta Paules looks interesting. Same for "Tips, the Server's Guide to Bringing Home the Bacon" by Spencer, "Dishing it Out: Waitresses and their Unions in the Twentieth Century" by Cobble, "Service with a Smile" by Karvelas.
But the book that first came to mind was "Waiting" by Debra Ginsberg (also recommended up-thread by pazki and foxy fairy).