BEHIND THE WHEEL: FROM UBER/LYFT TO TAXI #3, $5 ppd., 5½” x 8½”, saddle stitch and glossy cover, 60 pgs.
In this third volume of Behind the Wheel, our author/driver has gone from Uber, to Lyft, to now taxi driver. This series is an inside look at what it’s like to be a Bay Area driver. We meet passengers seeking drugs, sex—and more often than not inebriated—and mistaking the poor taxi driver as a Lyft or Uber. I especially loved the guest stories from “Late Night Larry” because they involved either passengers who puked and had to pay up (a hundred dollar fee!) or wanted to have sex in his car, to which he seemed okay with either? The life of a cab driver doesn’t seem like something I’m brave enough to take on, but I certainly appreciate those who can do it, and the craziness that they encounter every day! –Tricia Ramos (Behind the Wheel, 4730-A Shattuck Ave., Oakland, CA 94609, kellydessaint.com/piltdownlad)