Dispatches from Behind the Wheel: The Omnibus

The Complete Zine Series about Driving for Hire in San Francisco

The Behind the Wheel zine was created by longtime zine maker Kelly Dessaint to document his experiences driving for hire in San Francisco. The first two issues chronicle driving for Uber and Lyft, before he goes to taxi school and becomes a bonafide taxi driver. The third issue features the unexpurgated “I Drive SF,” based on his weekly column for the San Francisco Examiner. The fourth issues contains five long-form essays about driving a taxi in San Francisco while living in Oakland, writing for a newspaper, dealing with a complicated marriage, hostile encounters with Uber/Lyft drivers and the prospect of bringing a child into a world that’s completely out of whack. Combined, this collection presents a vivid, voyeuristic tapestry of The City, which is a constant backdrop throughout the stories – essentially the main star – followed closely by the author himself.

paperback original
364 pages
5.5″ x 8.5″
duotone cover
fully illustrated in b&w


BUYING OPTIONS:

PAYPAL DIRECT:

Dispatches from Behind the Wheel: The Omnibus

The complete zine series about driving for hire in San Francisco... This 364 page paperback contains the definitive versions of all four issues of Behind the Wheel, expanded and updated with new illustrations and additional content. Two-tone cover, fully illustrated in black and white. Free shipping via USPS media mail.

$20.00


SQUARE DIRECT:

Buy now

ETSY:

AMAZON:


INSIDE THE BOOK:

29 thoughts on “Dispatches from Behind the Wheel: The Omnibus

  1. Pingback: Banging My Head Against a Taxi Shift | I Drive S.F.

  2. Pingback: Playing the Airport | I Drive S.F.

  3. Pingback: A Long Day’s Journey into the Night | I Drive S.F.

  4. Pingback: In Traffic We Become Something Bigger | I Drive S.F.

  5. Pingback: The High Cost of Living in California | I Drive S.F.

  6. Pingback: An Impromptu Morning Shift | I Drive S.F.

  7. Pingback: You Never Know When You’ll Need a Taxi | I Drive S.F.

  8. Pingback: An Argument for Meter and a Half | I Drive S.F.

  9. Pingback: A Vacation at the Airport | I Drive S.F.

  10. Pingback: Talking San Francisco Blues | I Drive S.F.

  11. Pingback: The Dude in the Driver Seat | I Drive S.F.

  12. Pingback: It’s Time for a Change in the Game | I Drive S.F.

  13. Pingback: We Were Promised Gridlock | I Drive S.F.

  14. Pingback: Awkward Casual Encounters | I Drive S.F.

  15. Pingback: Angst of the Taximeter | I Drive S.F.

  16. Pingback: You Can’t Drive a Taxi in a Bubble | I Drive S.F.

  17. Pingback: The Longs and Shorts of Playing SFO | I Drive S.F.

  18. Pingback: From a Nightmare to a Dream | I Drive S.F.

  19. Pingback: A Loss in the Taxi Community | I Drive S.F.

  20. Pingback: Winter is Coming | I Drive S.F.

  21. Pingback: When Time is Not on Your Side | I Drive S.F.

  22. Pingback: So Many Democrats, So Few Fares | I Drive S.F.

  23. Pingback: A Whacked Out Week of Cab Driving | I Drive S.F.

  24. Pingback: The Failed Uber Driver Strike of 2019 | I Drive S.F.

  25. Pingback: The Real Impact of Uber/Lyft on Traffic | I Drive S.F.

  26. Pingback: Playing the Tipping Game | I Drive S.F.

  27. Pingback: A Working Class Hero Ain’t Nothing To Be | I Drive S.F.

  28. Pingback: Confessions in the Backseat | I Drive S.F.

  29. Pingback: What’s Pride Got to Do with It? | I Drive S.F.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.