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 three 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.
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 you want to know more about my different activities, you can check out my website: www.kellydessaint.com.
Thanks for reading.