TK: Of course, in the end, some of McMillan's story is somewhat predictable, a less-than-flattering look at the seamy underbelly of getting food from farm to table. There are many hardships to be endured, as you would expect might befall a woman seeking out the very bottom rung of opportunity.
There are bogus and nonexistent food safety training sessions, there are incompetent bosses, there are starvation wages.
Her personal narrative prevents the book from descending to a mere documenting of social injustices. Her story of her last night at Applebee's is a tale few would put out for public consumption.
When it is all said and done - shorts stints of employment in the farm fields, at Walmart and at Applebee's - what is the "takeaway" message?
Importantly, there is one. And whether Rush or the food industry agrees with her or not, McMillan's voice is worth considering. And her book is worth the read, especially for those in Rio Linda.