Kenneth Suna hoped to become a professional wrestler, but an eight-foot drop onto a cement floor quickly ended his fifteen-year dream. He found work at the Texas Café, a Washington, D.C., neighborhood restaurant and later at White Spice, a high-end seafood restaurant. In this memoir, Suna provides a unique glimpse into the restaurant industry from the perspective of a young man at the beginning of his career.

In It's a Miracle They Ain't Dead Yet, Suna delivers humorous true stories and descriptions from the kitchen. From maniac managers to quirky customers and eclectic co-workers, he reveals all, including stories about the knife-wielding dishwasher, dead rats in the kitchen, cooks using cocaine, and situations similar to "Waiter, there's a roach in my food!"

Suna is not a chef, nor does he own a restaurant. He was an employee at the bottom rung, and he saw it all-good and bad management, the treatment of immigrants, endearing stories, and shocking kitchen scenes. Eating out will never be the same.

You can follow Kenneth Suna on Twitter, but he thinks that website is stupid and much prefers Facebook. 

To Contact: kenneth.suna@gmail.com


The Capital Area Foodbank annually distributes 23 million pounds of food to over 383,000 DC residents every year. Beginning with the dream of helping to feed area residents who are facing or at risk of hunger, their mission has grown into so much more. The Capital Area Food Bank works to educate, empower and enlighten the community about the issues of hunger and nutrition.

A portion of It's a Miracle They Ain't Dead Yet sales will be donated to the Capital Area Food Bank. In other words, if you don't buy the book, you hate starving children and their families. 

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