Tales from the Back Seat (Paperback)
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Tales from the Back Seat is an in-depth study by an author who grew up on the island of Grenada, where opportunities were few and far apart, and his transformation to the American way of life once in the United States. It is a well-thought-out nonfiction that would make you want to read it repeatedly. It is filled with moments of sadness and joy, as well as periods of disbelief and shame. As an Uber driver, the author gave a frightening colloquy of the risks and challenges of the job, as well as the mistrust and difficulties he faced daily with the city law enforcement, notably the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) and the New York City Police Department (NYPD). The author also took a critical look at the practices of Uber and how it has hurt his business and that of his fellow colleagues. Tales from the Back Seat makes good reading for everyone, but I expect the individuals between the age group of twenty to sixty-five years of age to find it very interesting. They are the ones who most frequently use Uber and would be interested in knowing what their fellow riders are doing or saying. This book would change the readers' perception not only of New York City life but that of the drivers as well. Readers would be surprised to know that for many of us, driving is a means to an end. In short, the author took a no-holds-barred approach in writing this manuscript. He hopes that its content would leave you with your mouths wide open, as though you are gasping for air. It is a page-turner. However, you should make time to read and digest it. I would advise you not to read it while crossing the streets.