Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Zine Review: Taken For a Ride

Taken For a Ride: My Night In the Cash Cab 
by Matt Carman
32 pages / half letter

Matt lifts the veil on the “spontaneous” “reality” game show Cash Cab, detailing his and his friends experiences being scouted, and finally appearing on the show. Matt writes with a distinct voice and brings the experience clarity and perspective yet keeps you in the suspense of the moment. Other essays in Taken For a Ride: My Night In the Cash Cab involve watching The Price Is Right on the day of the Oklahoma City bombing, spending a Sunday morning waiting to participate in a focus group or workshop or something related to Password, trying to find Carmen Sandiego & more. This is a very literate, very observant, very humorous zine.

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