Driving Strangers: Diary of an Uber Driver
- Together for the first time, artist Karen Wippich and writer Tom Vandel, both hailing from Portland, Oregon, have created a book that provides a glimpse at some of the odd and ordinary people who are out there among us. Driving Strangers: Diary of an Uber Driver combines Karen Wippich’s strangely intriguing portraits with Tom Vandel’s short, pithy musings about the people he ferries about as an Uber driver. It includes driving data that shows what you typically earn with Uber. In short, it’s the intersection of art and life. Sort of. Plus, the book also makes a nice cheese plate. Enjoy!
Karen Wippich grew up moving across the US, spending time alone creating characters and fantasies. Most of her adult life has been spent working as a graphic designer. Her design work has been widely published in the US and internationally.
Freelance copywriter Tom Vandel joined popular ride-sharing service Uber in order to live out his desire to see the world through the eyes of a taxi driver. His entertaining, frank portraits of past passengers are evidence that his knack for composition goes far beyond the world of copywriting.