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Stop Requested

4.89  ·  Rating details ·  18 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
"A series of rueful, witty and occasionally heartwrenching stories about riding the bus in L.A. These are folks living on the margin between nothing and everything, stuck between Rodeo Drive and The Highway To Nowhere. Doyle's gift is in capturing those tiny dramatic moments that linger for a brief moment on the periphery of vision. He has a Zen-like ability to cut through ...more
Paperback, 172 pages
Published April 8th 2010 by New Texture
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May 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is excellent. I chose this book because I saw it whilst walking through a bookstore. Since I too live in Los Angeles and use the public transportation system here, I was very interested in reading Doyle's book. I myself have had a fair share of outrageous experiences related to the bus and thought it would be very interesting to read this book. The book itself is just a collection of short true stories and experiences which happened to Wyatt Doyle while using the slightly unorganized a ...more
Mar 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I decided to check out Wyatt Doyle’s book STOP REQUESTED because I knew that his indie book company New Texture had published one of the most fascinating autobiographies I’ve ever read: BLACK CRACKER, by writer/musician Josh Alan Friedman. I wasn’t sure what to expect from a book about riding the bus in Los Angeles. But I figured that if Doyle was cool enough to be Friedman’s publisher, his own book might be cool. In short, it is. The bus is the vehicle than connects a series of insightful and l ...more
David Elsensohn
Jul 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Wyatt Doyle reveals, in a straightforward and poignant fashion, the humanity inside each of us.

Due to isolation, culture, hunger, addiction, or any combination of such, there are those who think with a different level of coherence, at least compared to “polite company.” They are too easily condemned as crazy, shunned as if their life would somehow infect ours. We as a society prefer to ignore or avoid those we perceive as different or less well off.

But in this gallery of wry, sad, funny, lonely,
Jul 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wyatt Doyle has turned the mundane bus ride into a study on human behavior. And he, himself, is one of the participants.

Having just finished STOP REQUESTED, my first impulse is to hop on a plane to LA, stalk the author and force him to take me where he's been. I want to ride the buses. I need to know that his appalling, tragic, impossible, and uplifting characters exist. And I need to know what has become of them.

I love this book.
Kate Danley
Aug 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Really a great read! Short little (true) stories about travelling around LA on public transportation. You can only imagine...
Dec 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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Loved it. 'Stop Requested' book of vignettes about the nutty, interesting characters that one may meet while riding public buses around Los Angeles, CA.
Feb 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
If you have ever in your life ridden on an inner city bus you have to read this. Every large city has it's people that are down on their luck or just plain not right in the head. You will recognize some of the types in here. Wyatt Doyle's wit comes through in the way he puts things that have happened on his bus rides. Interesting conversations and events that will make you smile and laugh. I look forward to more books by this author. I knew him when we were kids and he had a great wit then and c ...more
Virginia Franken
Aug 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great read. Totally captured the essence of LA life. This guy is a talented writer.
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A founding contributor to the website, Wyatt Doyle is the author of Stop Requested, illustrated by Stanley J. Zappa.

Editor and designer of most New Texture releases (and Josh Alan Friedman's Black Cracker for his own imprint), his original screenplay with Jason Cuadrado, I'm Here for You, has been filmed as Devil May Call.

He is co-editor and designer of the Men's Adventure Library s
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