The book that means the most to us is probably The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, by Carson McCullers. It makes us sad and happy. ALL AT THE SAME TIME. Which is like life.
Where I hailed him:Hell's Kitchen
Where he hails from: New Jersey
Years as a cabbie: 10
Previous profession: Realtor
I don't get much time to read anymore, but sometimes I'll check out stuff from the library to have with me during my shift. I like David Baldacci, but I wouldn't say he especially means much to me. He's just entertaining and easy to read a few pages of whenever I have a few minutes. Probably, if I had to pick something it would be a children's book. I used to read to my kids, and when I did, it was the first time I had read those books since I was young. Stuff like Charlotte's Web, Treasure Island... they all hold up really well.
Where I hailed him:Grand Central
Where he hails from: Iran
Years as a cabbie: 4
Previous profession: Repairman
I don't read many books, so if you're asking about novels, I'm not a good person for your survey. Sorry. I do read, but I can't remember what the last book I read was, even. What do I read? The newspaper. Everyone should read the newspaper. I always get the Daily News and sometimes riders will give me the Times or the Wall Street Journal, but I don't read those as much. It's very important to keep informed about what is going on in the world, especially today. More important than anything you can read in a book.
Where I hailed him:West Village
Where he hails from: Haiti
Years as a cabbie: 22
Previous profession: Student
Most of the time I read the Bible. It changes your life constantly. It changes your life, your morals, your whole system. I listen to it in my cab as well. Have you ever heard of Sodom and Gomorrah? [Oh, sure.] You have to be careful not to live like that. Because you never know when death will come. Look what happened to Michael Jackson.
Where I hailed him:East Village
Where he hails from: Senegal
Years as a cabbie: 7
Previous profession: Consultant
I don't read a lot. I work so much I don't want to dedicate my lazy time to reading. But I read a book by a guy called Machiavelli once, called The Prince. See, in America, in this culture, money is the centerpiece of everything. It makes me worry a lot. Machiavelli's book helped me understand that selfish way of life, where power is the most important, and money is the most important.