After publishing my Uber Chronicles books, I received some attention, albeit not (yet) from The New York Times book reviews. Here are some of the author interviews I gave and book reviews I found online.
Andi’s Book Reviews
What was the inspiration behind this book?
I think most people get into grooves (or ruts) in their lives about where they go, who they call a friend, places they shop, hobbies they do. Driving for Uber is an amazing way to see, first hand, people’s lives beyond one’s normal paths. Uber takes you, as a driver, all over. You go where the next passenger is, and you go where they want to go. It’s fascinating. I wanted to share my experience. Read more here.
In the Words of an Author
What would you say the most rewarding part of being an author is?
Someone I admire–a man a decade or so my senior–and one who has been in a writing group for years said to me recently that writing allows a much deeper exploration of the writer’s mind and thinking than happens in most conversations. I like being able to share how I see things, what’s going through my mind as life happens. And it makes me happy when other people’s lives are touched for the better by my words and perspective. Read more here.
Uber Chronicles: The Unconventional Life
The book is unique and certainly entertaining, but what I liked best about it was that the author took her everyday experiences and created a narrative of the unconventional life.
There’s something to be said for predictability, but until you take the leap and leave it behind, you can never realize the joy of working on your time. You never realize what an adventure your job can be if you make it that way. Working in the gig economy grows you as a person and shows the world in a new way. Read more here.
NefretitiM: How did you come up with the title?
Jessie Newburn: I did a Facebook contest! Got lots of suggestions from my friends. I had started my blog posts about driving for Uber and named the blog posts Uber Chronicles, so I had that as a base. But as I knew I’d be doing a series, I wanted something that could expand. That’s when I did the Facebook contest. The book is titled, Uber Chronicles: Field Notes from the Front Seat. Read more here.
Marc’s Book Shelf
The book Uber Chronicles: Field Notes from the Front Seat was loaned to me by a friend to whom I had spoken about my interest in driving professionally for Uber. “Read it,” she said.
At first I was skeptical about reading it as I thought it was going to read like a highly technical driving manual on using Uber, but I was really amazed with the work done by the author of this book as she did a fantastic job of delivering a very readable and enlightening account of her experience driving for Uber. Read more here.