FROM THE GROUND UP.

Author:Mangu-Ward, Katherine
Position:BOOK - Howard Schultz's "From the Ground Up: A Journey to Reimagine the Promise of America" - Brief article - Book review
 
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Howard Schultz, one-time Starbucks CEO and the man who would be president, has written the obligatory quasi-memoir everyone must now pen before seeking higher office. Kudos on his decision to use a bold yet subtle coffee pun in the title: From the Ground Up: A Journey to Reimagine the Promise of America.

The book posits that his coffee-slinging chain store is a "third place" in a country that desperately needs more of them--a public gathering spot fostering civil discussion and casual fellowship. Of course, it's no coincidence that Schultz's independent candidacy is offering a political third place to those...

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