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What my friends say

Doubt I’m the first, nor will I be the last, writer to turn to friends to ask for a book review. Here’s what some of my friends had to say after reading one (or more) of the Uber Chronicle’s books.

 

~ You tell great stories! Keep them coming! My sister drives Uber & finds it entertaining too. Mary Lou Hobbs 

~ Thank you Jessie for these most wonderful stories — your observations are thoughtful and insightful. Please continue to write them! I think you speak volumes! Helen Szablya 

~ Thank you for sharing these Jessie. I’m fascinated by people and I love the diversity of the need for an uber. I get a dose of humanity when I read these. You rock. Danika Patrick 

~ There is a relaxing magical quality to the way you write these stories. A sweet quiet zen silence that is shining through every line. You present these encounters like a meditation, where the seer observes but doesn’t get entangled. So then these trips, spiced here and  there with your lovely reminiscences, become a real “trip”, the trip of life. On which you take the reader with you on wings made of words. Keep writing them, and we’ll see where it all goes.  Gabe Karpati

~ These are amazing stories. I was reading them to my wife. You really need to write a book. Steve Fisher

~ Loved this slice of your life. Thanks for putting it out there. Katie Desmond 

~ Read the whole thing, loved it! Arsham Mecanic Mirshah 

~ Riveting! Keep writing. I’m curious about the friend in the security guy story. Such a sad ending. Was she an OMHS grad? Lisa Gueli Regnante 

I love this Jessie. Talk about connecting to your community! — Vicki Zweig Harvey 

~ Thanks for sharing this, the security guard was a powerful story. — Sonya Gross 

Loved it! Super! — Angela Kozlowski 

I love your thought log about the experience Thanks for sharing it. This seems like a perfect job for your collection. — Anne Gonnella 

~ Read the whole thing, loved it! — Arsham Mecanic Mirshah 

~ I love reading your Uber Chronicles, Jessie. — Fonda Nichols 

~ Thank you for sharing these Jessie. I’m fascinated by people and I love the diversity of the need for an uber. I get a dose of humanity when I read these. You rock. — Danika Patrick 

Jessie, Just wanted to drop you a line that I am really enjoying your Uber Chronicles – I saw on LinkedIn [note to self: must go back and like the post] your link about them, and read all of them between meetings today. — Robert Allen 

~   Hey Jessie! Your books have a lot of popular themes going on that engage people. Most notably stories about regular people doing regular things. Even though we are all different, these are everyday things that most folks can relate to. I like a little voyeurism you offer ….  Your interpretation of things. And you have the popular “conversation in the car” thing going on. Love it. — Peyton Craig

Aw shucks thanks – all are key elements for a successful blog – 1) A little bit about yourself and your expertise. 2) A little bit about other people and what they do. 3) Current newsworthy events. 4) Sharing information people may find useful. A good balance keeps people engaged. Plus the talent to put into content! God job! —Dorothy Vitrano

I like the format (time, setting, observations about you, the world prior to, during and after pick-up), the intense detail about the “characters”, and the fact that you focus on learning something from each experience. Personally I am learning from YOU by reading how you react (or don’t react). Because many times it is radically different from how I would interpret someone’s body language, words, or actions. So it is very helpful to me to expand my brain and see other ways to think.

~ Love your approach to telling these stories and how you are piecing this part of your path together. I have often thought about driving for Uber. I like to drive, used to ferry visiting speakers to from around the world between the acupuncture institute and the airport back in the early days of Columbia. I did it for the money but more so for the experience of meeting and talking to some genuinely fascinating people, who for 39 minutes or so were able to expand my world view. — Linda Joy Burke

~ LOVING this! =) — Elizabeth Brunetti

~ Wow!  Loved your writing – what an awesome read – interesting and insightful. I was supposed to be doing some work this evening when taking a quick peek at FB and it caught my eye – so glad it did – it was a needed break. 😌 — Beth Allen 

~ Love this! Keep writing please 🙂 — Wren Kennedy

~ Great writing Jessie! keep writing 🙂 — Klaus Bravenboer 

~ Read that whole thing. Really enjoyed it. What an engaging writer you are! (And what a good memory you have!) — Glenyss Rowe Ryan 

~ I’m really enjoying your posts, Jessie! — Joel Traylor 

~ I’m enjoying your posts, Jessie. This last one was very thought provoking for me too. — MaryAnn Hendricks 

~ Love it!!! — Gil Rosen 

~ What a fun read. — Gordon B. McCracken

~ Bite-sized experiences. Great snippets. Deep thoughts. Very personal. ~ John Kennedy

~ Loving this Uber Series by Jessie Newburn! Wonderful capture of details, moments and feelings. — Sana Waheed

~ Love reading about your Uber driving experiences. As an Uber user it is interesting to here the stories from the other side of the transaction. I have always found it interesting to ask the Uber drivers why they decided to drive with Uber and how have they found the experience. Taking Uber in cities I guess I shouldn’t be surprise how many drivers are graduate students who like the freedom of when to work. A few have told me that that read or study between riders. A fair number are foreign students. One was an aspiring musician who drove between gigs to pay the bills. ~ Duane St Clair

Jessie, I just lunchtime-read all six (to date) of your Uber Chronicles, and I want to give you some feedback, even though I think you may already know all I have to say. Or better yet, you may have actually decided for all of that consciously. But then again, maybe not, and it’s just you doing you. So: there is a relaxing magical quality to the way you write these stories. A sweet quiet zen silence that is shining through every line. You present these encounters like a meditation, where the seer observes but doesn’t get entangled. So then these trips, spiced here and  there with your lovely reminiscences, become a real “trip”, the trip of life. On which you take the reader with you on wings made of words. Now, who wouldn’t want to experience that? Of course, writing in this way is only possible for someone high and enlightened. To make my babbling short, these stories are really a beautiful testimony to your enlightened being.  Congratulations.  Keep writing them, and we’ll see where it all goes. Another trip maybe, who knows…   God knows… — Gabe Karpati