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Buzz Ride: Driven to Disruption: Memoirs of…

Buzz Ride: Driven to Disruption: Memoirs of an Uber Driver (edition 2017)

by P. M. White (Author)

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Title:Buzz Ride: Driven to Disruption: Memoirs of an Uber Driver
Authors:P. M. White (Author)
Info:Lake Claremont Press: A Chicago Joint (2017), Edition: First, 145 pages
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If this were a fiction book, my review would state that "Buzz Ride is a sputtering rant with an unlikeable main character". Unfortunately it is a memoir, which makes it all the more dull. Relying more on "witty" humor over substance, this short tome is anything but necessary reading. ( )
  JaredOrlando | Dec 2, 2017 |
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Intrigued by the emergence of Uber and other rideshare apps, a middle aged business man with a family and a successful career decides to moonlight for Uber on the weekends to learn more about the phenomena. What he soon discovers is the dehumanizing aspects of the service industry. As the driver of a rideshare car, Patrick becomes essentially invisible. Though some fares will talk to him, others ignore him and have extremely intimate conversations within the confines of his backseat.

He sees crazy things, has unusual conversations, and meets tons of people far outside his social circle. And he discovers an alternate personality within himself. When he drives, he puts on a costume of sorts and finds himself thinking and acting in new ways. This book is a collection of stories and highlights of his three months working for Uber. The stories are predictable, though the author seems routinely amazed. Not sure what he thought it would be like? Anyway, it's pretty interesting, but ultimately fairly shallow. A quick read, but don't look for deep insights. ( )
  Juva | Sep 30, 2017 |
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