Melissa Plaut was born in and grew up in the suburbs of New York City. After college, she held a series of office jobs until, at the age of twenty-nine, she began driving a yellow cab. A year later… More about Melissa Plaut. Melissa Plaut is the Anthony Bourdain of cabbies. Hack rekindles a sense of adventure we seem to have lost along the way.
Hack is an honest and intrepid account of life in the front seat.
Use a ten-dollar bill to bookmark your copy. Oh yes, you will. Step inside; each page will ferry you through a hundred human stories about the stress of living in-between. From this carousel of urban life, Melissa Plaut opens the door to a new perspective on a misunderstood profession, and tells a redeeming story about the spirit of adventure that can be kindled within each of us—-whoever we are, and wherever we are going.
Read An Excerpt. Older people reared in sexually unliberated times tend to tell the preponderance of off-color jokes. Everyone seems to have a joke about the Irish, the Italians, the Jews, the Poles - one of 10 jokes he hears concerns the Poles. But she said no, if I heard it, it was going in. I never understood why they picked on the Poles in the first place. If that whole tension had continued maybe it would have shifted.
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Then there was a fecund period of shuttle jokes, after the Challenger exploded. But I guess it also was some kind of release. Somehow I got the feeling it helped people deal with the tragedy. There was a grace period of about two weeks after the explosion, and then all of a sudden they were all over, like they had just been fermenting, just building.
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Pietsch makes no real analytical attempt at his material; his field, he said, is not sociology. He is 36 years old and would like to depend less on driving for a living, but until that day comes he won't cease the patter. If people are quiet and don't feel like talking, I will shut up. But once you've shared a laugh with somebody you're almost starting to be friends.
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Jokes are real powerful. Meanwhile, there was this gorilla, see, that went in this bar and ordered a martini. View on timesmachine. If you do not receive an email within 10 minutes, your email address may not be registered, and you may need to create a new Wiley Online Library account. If the address matches an existing account you will receive an email with instructions to retrieve your username. Walter Skok Corresponding Author E-mail address: wskok kingston. Search for more papers by this author.
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