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The God of Driving: How I Overcame Fear and Put Myself in the Driver's Seat (with the Help of a Good and Mysterious Man)
As a top correspondent for "Vanity Fair" magazine, Amy Fine Collins leads a glamorous life, a charmed whirlwind of gala parties, couture clothing, and five-star travel. In Manhattan, where she is whisked around in taxis and limousines, she has been able to disregard her long-standing fear of driving, a legacy handed down from her accident-plagued family. But when the brill ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published August 24th 2004 by Simon & Schuster
(first published April 18th 2004)
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After 24 years of never learning to drive, I finally overcame my fear of driving (although outwardly I denied that’s what it was) a few years ago. I had a patient and wonderful teacher and am now on the verge of purchasing my first car. It was my own experience with the fear of driving that piqued my interest in Amy Fine Collins’ The God of Driving. I’ve always enjoyed her articles in Vanity Fair, so I thought I’d give her memoir a shot. Turned out to not be such a good idea after all, outside o ...more
I loved it! I learned about this book, while coincidentally, out for a drive, with a friend. The God of Driving, is a poignant story. It describes the paths of two people that cross, the instant connection made; and their friendship, that blossoms into a mutually rewarding, satisfying, and at times, challenging relationship. It's beautifully written, and leaves you wanting more! It screams out for a sequel, following Attila, and the profound impact he has on his students lives, both in, and out ...more