Hack: Stories from a Chicago Cab

From the world of a cabbie, emerges the stories that paint a portrait of Chicago life in all its grit and glory.

Amidst all of the blogs-turned-into-books floating around out there, Dmitry Samarov's Hack: Stories from a Chicago Cab stands out as one of the best.  Samarov, who has been driving a cab for nearly two decades, also spent time honing his artistic skills at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  For some time, he's published a blog based on his experiences as a cabbie, and out of that comes Hack.  Samarov takes the reader into the world of the cabbie, and with his true stories and illustrations, paints a portrait of Chicago life in all of its grit and glory.  I appreciated the variety of Samarov's vignettes, which range from the mundane to the wild.  The book's illustrations are an added plus that further enhance one's reading experience.  Hack is a great choice for anyone curious about life as a cabbie, and for those who enjoy reading about Chicago.

(Karen, Reader's Services)

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Christine Wolf December 19, 2011 at 01:30 AM
I can't read this without adding my favorite YouTube link. My neighbors, Sam, Amy and Benji, were featured on a Cash Cab Episode that continues to get hits! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SM2muiNU1zw


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