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Hack: How I Stopped Worrying About What to Do with My Life and Started Driving a Yellow Cab (vuoden 2007 painos)

Tekijä: Melissa Plaut

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"I had always thought about driving a cab, just thought it'd be interesting and different, a good way to make money. But it always seemed like a fleeting whim, a funny idea, something I would never actually do." In her late twenties and after a series of unsatisfying office jobs, Melissa Plaut decided she was going to stop worrying about what to do with the rest of her life and focus on what she was going to do next. Her first adventure: becoming a taxi driver. Undeterred by the fact that 99 percent of cabbies in the city were men, she went to taxi school, got her hack license, and hit the streets of Manhattan and the outlying boroughs. Hack traces Plaut's first two years behind the wheel of a yellow cab traveling the 6,400 miles of New York City streets. She shares the highs, the lows, the shortcuts, and professional trade secrets. Between figuring out where and when to take a bathroom break and trying to avoid run-ins with the NYPD, Plaut became an honorary member of a diverse brotherhood that included Harvey, the cross-dressing cabbie; the dispatcher affectionately called "Paul the crazy Romanian"; and Lenny, the garage owner rumored to be the real-life prototype for TV's Louie De Palma of Taxi. With wicked wit and arresting insight, Melissa Plaut reveals the crazy parade of humanity that passed through her cab-including struggling actors, federal judges, bartenders, strippers, and drug dealers-while showing how this grueling work provided her with empowerment and a greater sense of self. Hack introduces an irresistible new voice that is much like New York itself-vivid, profane, lyrical, and ineffably hip… (lisätietoja)
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Teoksen nimi:Hack: How I Stopped Worrying About What to Do with My Life and Started Driving a Yellow Cab
Kirjailijat:Melissa Plaut
Info:Villard (2007), Paperback, 256 pages
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white middle class lesbian drives New York cab
  ritaer | Aug 16, 2021 |
Melissa Plaut's Hack is an interesting and entertaining read. There's not a big conflict and resolution in the book, but rather a general overview of what it's like driving a taxi in New York City for a couple years. Add in that she's one of the few female drivers, and gay to boot, and it's an interesting perspective worthy of reading. Plaut also examines the ideas of how to figure out what to do with one's life, but that stream of thought is never resolved, somewhat appropriately.
I thought the photography introducing each chapter was a really nice surprise and could be collected into a book of its own. ( )
1 ääni ironicqueery | Jul 22, 2009 |
not particularly riveting, and it didn't make me cry or nuthin, but still good none the less. i kept hoping that when i got to the end she would have an answer for me: what to do with my life? but it turns out, no. i have to find that myself. ( )
  arsmith | Nov 30, 2007 |
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"I had always thought about driving a cab, just thought it'd be interesting and different, a good way to make money. But it always seemed like a fleeting whim, a funny idea, something I would never actually do." In her late twenties and after a series of unsatisfying office jobs, Melissa Plaut decided she was going to stop worrying about what to do with the rest of her life and focus on what she was going to do next. Her first adventure: becoming a taxi driver. Undeterred by the fact that 99 percent of cabbies in the city were men, she went to taxi school, got her hack license, and hit the streets of Manhattan and the outlying boroughs. Hack traces Plaut's first two years behind the wheel of a yellow cab traveling the 6,400 miles of New York City streets. She shares the highs, the lows, the shortcuts, and professional trade secrets. Between figuring out where and when to take a bathroom break and trying to avoid run-ins with the NYPD, Plaut became an honorary member of a diverse brotherhood that included Harvey, the cross-dressing cabbie; the dispatcher affectionately called "Paul the crazy Romanian"; and Lenny, the garage owner rumored to be the real-life prototype for TV's Louie De Palma of Taxi. With wicked wit and arresting insight, Melissa Plaut reveals the crazy parade of humanity that passed through her cab-including struggling actors, federal judges, bartenders, strippers, and drug dealers-while showing how this grueling work provided her with empowerment and a greater sense of self. Hack introduces an irresistible new voice that is much like New York itself-vivid, profane, lyrical, and ineffably hip

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