I recently finished reading Driving Hungry: A Memoir by Layne Mosler and pardon the pun, but I absolutely devoured this book! I’m a big fan of Mosler’s popular blog, Taxi Gourmet where she documents her Berlin adventures which consist of hopping into taxis and then asking the driver to take her to their favorite place to eat. Perusing her blog, it’s impossible not to admire her boldness as well as her lack of fear to be taken to where the taxi driver thinks she should go. Reading Driving Hungry, you are able to delve even deeper into her intriguing life story. It tells how she came up with the idea of her taxi culinary adventures while living in Buenos Aires where she was writing about food and learning the tango. She eventually moves to New York where she not only continues her taxi cab adventures as a passenger, but even learns to drive a taxi herself. See what I mean? You can’t help but admire her bad ass lack of fear! From New York, she travels to Berlin to continue writing where she falls in love with not only the city but with a charming, eclectic German cab driver.
On her blog, Mosler describes Driving Hungry as “the story behind the story of the Taxi Gourmet blog. It’s a memoir about food, wanderlust, tango, taxi drivers, Buenos Aires, New York, Berlin, the beauty of chance encounters, the pleasures of not always knowing your destination, and the possibility of creating a life well-lived.” Both entertaining and inspiring, Driving Hungry is a joy to read, and I highly recommend it.
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