She's sitting on a secret. The Uber Diva teaches drivers tricks of the trade while instructing passengers on how to avoid getting slapped with a 1 Star rating. Meet the freaks, learn the equipment, and see how this diva survived when a drunk driver T-Boned her car. Based on true rideshare experiences in the San Francisco Bay Area....
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Uber Diva Reviews
I received an ecopy of Uber Diva by Charles St. Anthony for review.I had very mixed reactions to Uber Diva. First, I did enjoy the book. It's funny, sarcastic and irreverent. I'm not sure it will be all that helpful to aspiring drivers, but I also don't really believe that is its goal.The book is a quick read, it only took about an hour or so for me to read. I started, as I usually do, just to get a feel for the book and stayed with it till the end, which speaks to its readability.I do feel Uber Diva is written for a younger, more urban audience than a 62 year old resident of a small rural area in north Idaho (three cars on the street at one time is a traffic jam). Definitely a big city feel.The language. I don't really have a problem with graphic language, but Uber Diva could make a career Navy person blush. Herein lies my strongest reaction. With abundant use of slang terms for both male and female genitalia, F-bombs, and some very inventive name calling, I was surprised when the author used asterisks for the dreaded N-word (n***a) yet dropped the mother f-bomb in all its fully spelled out glory in the very next sentence. Really? You have the testicular fortitude to use every offensive word possible but edit that one word? Interesting.Anyway, if you can deal with the language, Uber Diva is a funny book. I do like Charles St. Anthony's snark. Enjoy!Mike
Uber Diva by Charles St. Anthony is a somewhat sarcastic how-to guide to Uber driving. While it does contain some good information, the tone of the narrator is somewhat off-putting. This is a very short read and while I did laugh at certain parts, overall it is not a book I would recommend to others. There is quite a bit of profanity in the book as weel. I am not a fan of sarcastic narration, so someone who enjoys such books might find this one much more enjoyable than I did. Overall, this book was an interesting and short read but left me feeling somewhat disappointed.*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
Sometimes a quick read can be the best read. Rather than going through a few hundred pages of the same story, some authors chose to delve into a shorter narrative that gets the message across in fun new ways. One book that accomplished that this year was Uber Diva by Charles St. Anthony. The story is fun, humorous and informative for both anyone looking to become an Uber driver or passengers in an Uber. Here is the synopsis:She's sitting on a secret. The Uber Diva teaches drivers tricks of the trade while instructing passengers on how to avoid getting slapped with a 1 Star rating. Meet the freaks, learn the equipment, and see how this diva survived when a drunk driver T-Boned her car. Based on true rideshare experiences in the San Francisco Bay Area.This was a fantastic read. Sitting at less than 100 pages, the combination memoir and how-to guide on all things ride-share does a great job of hitting some very real topics. Whether it's the sad state of our country's health insurance to the lack of manners or straight up politeness in our society, this book does a great job of calling out the ridiculous situations and behavior that can arise in general, let alone in the life of an Uber driver. It also does a great job of giving a first hand account of an Uber driver, from the strange passengers they pick up to the economic value of the job itself and the inner politics of the companies.Overall this was a great read that anyone interested in the ride-share culture should get their hands on. A funny, honest and incredible read, author Charles St. Anthony does a wonderful job of bringing a real world and human quality to the culture. If you are going to buy any quick read books this holiday season, be sure to include author Charles St. Anthony's Uber Diva today!
This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader.--- This is a combination of memoir of a Lyft/Uber driver, and a guide to starting/surviving/thriving as one in a tough market. A memoir/guide written by a humorist, it should be stressed, so there's plenty of humor infused throughout. That right there sounds like a winning book -- and Uber Diva almost was one.Sadly, it came across as a pretty good first draft or a series of short blog posts. Every chapter -- almost every paragraph -- could've used just a little more. A little more detail, a little more context. A few chapters read like a thorough outline rather than actual prose -- just a series of bullet points along a theme. A little more expansion, a little more time spent with each idea and this would've been a whole lot of fun. As it is, Uber Diva is frequently worth a chuckle or wry smile to oneself, but it's never enough to satisfyI'm not crazy about St. Anthony's organization, either -- I'm not sure it ever made that much sense. Particularly, the jump from his opening to the rest just didn't work for me, it was a jarring tonal shift. The first chapter would've fit better as a closing or penultimate chapter, if you ask me. There's a lot to like here, but it feels undercooked. It's enjoyable enough -- especially, I bet, for Lyft/Uber drivers -- but it could've been so much better. A little more revision, a little expansion and I bet I'd be talking about a good read, rather than one that's just good enough.Disclaimer: I received a copy of this from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.
A true insiders look! How many times have you been in your Uber car and chatted with the driver about the ins and outs of their job? This is a funny and true account of one Uber driver and their experiences. Funny stories and practical advice if you’ve ever considered this as a part time gig or profession!! It was a fun and informational read!! Thanks Diva for the info. I’ll be sure and pick up my trash and promise not to puke in the car!! Awesome!!
I liked this little book. It was funny, cute and informative. I will say that I think it's too little. I wanted more information on everything and I didn't get all of what I wanted though what I did get was good.