Controversial Book


BOOK: “HOW TO BURN DOWN THE HOUSE: The Infamous Waiter & Bartender’s Scam Bible by Two Bourbon Street Waiters”

By Peter Francis and R.Chip DeGlinkta


The Scam Bible is the first insider’s guide to restaurant and barroom con-games. It contains humorous step by step descriptions of every scam in the business with detailed instructions on how to pull them off undetected. Its authors represent a confluence of recent issues: bloggers, scams, and the emerging secret world of restaurant and bar workers (see recent articles in NY Times and Washington Post). They maintain an increasingly popular blog called “Ask the Scam Oracle” viewable at or via the book’s website. Below is a link to the recent cover story about the project in Louisiana’s Gambit Weekly-

Peter Francis and R.Chip DeGlinkta are up-beat, provocative media guests with an hilarious and extremely enlightening book for anyone who eats, drinks, and thinks. I have included my direct and mobile line below. Please call or email to book an interview, media appearance, or to receive a review copy. Have a good one.

Yours truly,

Nigel Pickhardt, EditorPromethean Books504-309-1712mobile [email protected]