'Waffle Street' author James Adams

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PHOENIX -- In a drastic career change that might crush others, James Adams went from Wall Street to waiting tables at Waffle House. He wanted an "honest job," and he certainly found one.

What he did not expect was for the restaurant to be a source of insight into both the struggling financial markets and the human condition.

The author sat down with Kaley O'Kelley to share his experience, as well as a few tips for those considering a career change.

Adams will be signing copies of his book, "Waffle Street: The Confession and Rehabilitation of a Financier," today at Pioneer Books, 2820 E. University Drive, Mesa, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.-6 p.m.; Arizona State University, Tempe Campus, Community Commons, 12 p.m.-1:30 p.m.; Chandler Public Library, Downtown Branch, 22 S. Delaware St., Chandler, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. For more information, visit www.wafflestreetbook.com.