- File Size: 406 KB
- Print Length: 134 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Bookbaby; 1 edition (June 17, 2013)
- Publication Date: June 17, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00DZV27IY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,896,734 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Lighter Side of Yellow Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
All kidding aside,Mr. Bazoo is a heck of a storyteller and his fabulous little book kept me glued to my seat from page 1. I have worked in a number of industries in the service sector, including the moving and storage business, and I know full well that the people you can, and do, meet on a regular basis run the gamut from quiet and timid to raucous and rowdy and everything in between.
Those people are all on display in The Lighter Side of Yellow and they paint a picture of urban life that's at once terrifying, chuckle inducing and poignant. I had no idea how dangerous it actually can be to be a taxi driver and, while the author tends to stick to kind, upbeat stories in his book, there is definitely an edge to it that lets the reader know that it's not all fun and games.
If you travel a lot and happen to take taxis on a regular basis, this book should definitely be required reading. I will readily admit that I've always been a little wary of taxi drivers, especially after living for five years in Peru and taking taxis on a regular basis. Down there however the situation was reversed as I was usually the sane, calm person and the taxi drivers were, without being too harsh, freaking nuts.
They are, however, just like me and you and definitely deserve respect, especially for having to deal with the kind of people that they deal with on a regular basis. In any case, The Lighter Side of Yellow is an immensely fun read and I enjoyed it from start to finish. Highly recommended.
`The Lighter Side of Yellow' takes you on the passenger seat of Bazoo's taxi. Yes, like certain writers who "mined" their jobs for interesting stories to tell, Bazoo is actually a cab driver--a highly talented cab driver with a literary gift. While working the night shift, Bazoo took copious notes of the personalities he had the good fortune (or misfortune, depending on how you look at it) to ferry to their respective destinations. Braving the risk of crime--often fatal, according to meticulously cited statistics--Bazoo plied the streets of his area of operations at night for years, and thereby gathered a treasure trove of interesting stories to tell. Not all of his passengers are strange or weird; the other half are
It's fortunate that Bazoo can also write--and write so well. He has that intelligent kind of humor that is an utter pleasure to consume. His play on words is wry and hilarious: describing a passenger in her seventies as "spirited", for example, Bazoo goes on to explain that by "spirited" he means "like a banshee or poltergeist."
I chuckled at the humor the first time; I was laughing out loud after that.
Incidentally, you also pick up a morsel of wisdom here and there--Bazoo's vignettes are actually lessons in customer service served in enjoyable form. You realize that often, improving customer relations could be achieved by the simplest of gestures: giving a piece of candy, perhaps, or a kind word, and the effect would be tremendously transformative.
I can't recommend `The Lighter Side of Yellow' enough. It is a highly entertaining read that brims with wisdom, cracks with humor, and delightfully enlightening. Five stars, no less.