This is a blog about my experience as a TNC driver and taxi driver in San Francisco.
I started driving for Lyft in March 2014. In May, I began driving for Uber as well. I logged almost 3,000 rides with a 4.9 rating through both platforms as a full-time driver. And I bitched about it the entire time.
In February 2015, I went to taxi school and started driving a cab.
Besides this blog, and the one preceding it, my writing has appeared on Disinfo.com and Broke-Ass Stuart’s Goddamn Website, in The Utne Reader and currently appears each Friday in a weekly column for the S.F. Examiner.
I’ve also published two zines about my experiences as an Uber/Lyft driver, which usually sell out at bookstores around San Francisco. They are available online in print, eBook and PDF formats.
Oh, in case it isn’t obvious, all opinions expressed are obviously my own. Names and distinguishing characteristics of passengers have been change and/or altered… blah blah blah.
In case you’re wondering, I have been involved with publishing as a writer, editor, designer and publisher for over fifteen years. Which means, I’m usually broke and always looking for a job that won’t interfere with my passions.
I started out doing zines and then moved on to the harder stuff. I founded Phony Lid Books in 1999 and over the next five years, published numerous books and chapbooks before I went broke and half insane.
Since 2010, I’ve released multiple zines under the name Piltdownlad.
I’m the author of a novel called A Masque of Infamy and a forthcoming memoir, No Fun: How Punk Rock Saved My Life.
If, for some reason, you want to know more about me, you can check out my website: www.kellydessaint.com.
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