Taken For A Ride: My Night in the Cash Cab
by Matt Carman
Apparently, Cash Cab is a game show and our author has been a guest! And he has no qualms about writing about that experience, as seen from both sides of the screen. Matt didn't find the show to be as "spontaneous" or based in "reality" as it claims and goes on to detail his and his friends' experiences being scouted, and finally appearing on the show. He writes with a distinct voice and brings the experience clarity and perspective yet keeps you in the suspense of the moment. Other essays in Taken For a Ride: My Night In the Cash Cab involve watching The Price Is Right on the day of the Oklahoma City bombing, spending a Sunday morning waiting to participate in a focus group or workshop or something related to Password, trying to find Carmen Sandiego & more. He's a literate, observant humor with no shortage of humor thrown in to boot. You can't put it down. Brilliant.
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