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On The Table Read Magazine, “the best book magazine in the UK“, Adam Jonathan Kaat uses his overworked and underappreciated real life experiences of retail culture in his book series, The Patron Saints Of Grocery And Life On The Grocery Line.

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The Patron Saints Of Grocery And Life On The Grocery Line

His extraordinary experiences as a cashier at the onset of the pandemic prompted Adam Kaat to write Life On The Grocery Line, a book that served as a microcosm for the global angst, paranoia and uncertainty of the time. Now with his new book, The Patron Saints Of Grocery, he continues the saga of protagonist Daniel, to give readers a look at how life plays out for the forgotten “heroes” working the frontlines of essential stores after the novelty and initial shock of the crisis wears off.

The past (pandemic) is important, and I think we should look back with curiosity about that time in life. I would love for people to find connections with those who couldn’t stay home and had to go to work and deal with the madness every day.

Both books are meant to be humorous time capsules. Where you get a look behind the scenes at the lives of retail workers, both the good and the bad.

-Adam Kaat

While both books are works of fiction, they are heavily inspired by Kaat’s own life and the real-world interactions he had with customers and other employees.

He offers an eye-opening glimpse into a world most people don’t see, behind the revolving door of retail, where gristled veterans collide with transient teenage employees, and where some of the country’s lowest paid workers were asked to shoulder an immense burden during an unprecedented time. However, he is quick to point out that it’s not all doom and gloom as both books contain their fair share of absurd situations and moments that are laugh-out-loud funny.

In The Patron Saints Of Grocery, Daniel is feeling the numbness stemming from an underappreciated life, the pressures of climbing the corporate ladder, protocols and regulations from the government, and the increasingly restless public all impose their wills on Daniel’s dreams.

Working hard to climb the ranks feels meaningless without any recognition, and the slow grind of retail life begins to take its toll. Will he finally get the push he needs to prioritize a secret alternative life moonlighting as a panda for social media, or will he just fade away into the retail abyss?

Adam Jonathan Kaat

Adam Jonathan Kaat on The Table Read Magazine
Adam Jonathan Kaat

Adam Jonathan Kaat worked in a grocery store as a cashier and then as a prepared foods supervisor from January 2020 until May 2021.

After college, he bounced around through the corporate world until leaving it all behind in the fall of 2019 to write his first novel. By January 2020, he had taken a job as a cashier to earn money while preserving mental energy for his creative pursuits.

Once the pandemic hit, everything changed, and he began to blog about his experiences. Eventually, those stories informed his two novels: Life On The Grocery Line and The Patron Saints Of Grocery.

Find more from Adam Jonathan Kaat now:

Life On The Grocery Line




The Patron Saints Of Grocery



Publisher: Inspired Forever Books

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