I ll Ask You Three Times Are You OK Tales of Driving and Being Driven I am a poet I said It is my destiny to do strange things My father gripped the wheel of his car I am the chauffeur for foolishness We said no Foolhardy missions Life altering conversations Gifts giv

  • Title: I'll Ask You Three Times, Are You OK?: Tales of Driving and Being Driven
  • Author: Naomi Shihab Nye
  • ISBN: 9780060853921
  • Page: 120
  • Format: Hardcover
  • I am a poet, I said It is my destiny to do strange things My father gripped the wheel of his car I am the chauffeur for foolishness We said no .Foolhardy missions Life altering conversations Gifts given and received Loss Getting lost Wisdom delivered before dawn and deep into the night Love and kissing not necessarily in that order Laughter Rides on I am a poet, I said It is my destiny to do strange things My father gripped the wheel of his car I am the chauffeur for foolishness We said no .Foolhardy missions Life altering conversations Gifts given and received Loss Getting lost Wisdom delivered before dawn and deep into the night Love and kissing not necessarily in that order Laughter Rides on the edge Roses Ghosts.As a traveling poet and visiting teacher, Naomi Shihab Nye has spent a considerable amount of time in cars, both driving and being driven Her observations, stories, encounters, and escapades and the kernels of truth she gathers from them are laugh out loud funny, deeply moving, and unforgettable Buckle up.

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    1. I'm not sure how to categorize I'LL ASK YOU THREE TIMES because I've never read a book like it. Which makes me extra glad the publisher took it on; so few are willing to take risks like this. Shihab Nye's slender volume is a quirky collection of narratives, most of which are encounters with taxi drivers on her travels, all of which take place in or around cars. Even though most of the stories are from her adulthood, I suspect they're aimed at teens--they're mostly fun, although a few push the ed [...]

    2. I first heard Nye read her poems on Prairie Home Companion some years ago. I thought she was terrific and meant to go out and find her booksd didn't. This one was recommended to me, and while it's not her poetry but instead a kind of book of essays (really, lots of stories), it's highly entertaining. I'm not sure exactly why it's being marketed as YA. I think my teenage niece, just learning to drive, might enjoy it, but it is still strongly an adult voice, that is, a little nostalgic for youth, [...]

    3. I don't recall how I came to this book - likely another Facebook item. This is a well done collection of personal essays and memoirs by an active writer, teacher and poet based on her travels throughout the US and world. She writes here primarily about her experiences with taxis, especially their drivers - what they say, where they're from, and how they affect her. Although this collection is from 2007, it was very relevant to read it now, as many of the drivers she meets and describes are immig [...]

    4. The author is perceptive but a tad self righteous. I also feel like the class aspect of riding around in cabs is never addressed. She's a respected, name dropping poet paying immigrants and demanding their stories without acknowledging the circumstances that have lifted her above the working class while still sympathizing with them. I enjoyed the book but felt irritated throughout the second half.

    5. There are some people that are energized and recharged by travel. They talk to people, they're interested in people - this is a book for those people (who have been homebound a little too long). A joy, a delight, prose from a poet and it set my heart to soar.

    6. Every bit as delightful as its title. I love this author, and her stories about life on the road are well worth the read.

    7. Lively collection of essays of being on the road -- driving, taxis, people met, trips taken. Some joyful. All thoughtful & touching. Yay

    8. Reading this collection of essays and vignettes made me want to travel, see more of NYC, ride in more cabs, and see the world more like Naomi Shihab Nye. I have innumerable favorite quotes, but they would not translate here without their context. I think that is because the author is a poet. Every word is there for a reason and is connected to the words around it. The first lines draw you in; the last lines are perfect and unexpected and make you say "ohhhhh." The last lines are the main reasons [...]

    9. I really enjoyed this bookry interesting and thought provoking. Makes me want to experience things and write about them. I love how little vignittes (sp?) can make you think a long time and can leave a lasting impression!! Some of my fav quotes:"Mystery: Everything felt better before you got there than when you actually got there. When you actually got there, you didn't quite have the energy to be there."" I told him the poets said something very interesting about politics. They said, " In Scotl [...]

    10. This is a slight, but entertaining, book by noted poet Naomi Shihab Nye. It's a series of vignettes about her many travels by taxi in cities throughout the world and the adventures she had on these taxi rides. Most entries are just two or three pages (in big type) long. I read the entire book in a couple of hours. At one point, I almost stopped reading it because it was so superficial. But then the short stories started to draw me in. Many of the taxi drivers Nye meets are real characters. Often [...]

    11. I'm not sure what I was expecting from this book, but it wasn't terrible, but not my favorite either. I love how Nye talks about the many different places she's travelled, and it made me want to see more of the world and learn more about the people we have brief contacts with, but other than that, it was okay. I'm not sure if all of her writing is similar to this, but it's very conversational and you definitely get the feeling that she makes an effort to connect with her audience, which is nice. [...]

    12. I have no idea why this book was lurking in the YA section of my library. Not that it's inappropriate for teens, just that it doesn't strike me as YA at all. That being said, it's a lovely little memoir primarily of Nye's taxi rides. Her voice is singular and fresh, and the people she encounters are transcendent. Her perspective is delightfully skewed, and her writing is fearlessly goofy. I picked it up on a whim and I feel lucky to have done so. Recommended for travelers and philosophers and po [...]

    13. After listening to a fascinating interview with Krista Tippet's Onbeing program, I picked up several books by Naomi Shihab Nye. I picked up a copy at a local library (Duluth, MN) and read it that very afternoon. Talk about delightful storyteller! The theme in this collection is "tales of driving and being driven". Naomi writes as a keen observer of the human race with a sense of humor. It was pure delight. Highly recommended.

    14. Key quotes:"Anticipation jingled and smelled like vanilla. Arrival clunked. Huh? This is the place?I don't think so. Let's get back on the road. It took a while for the reality of being somewhere to replace the anticipation of being there. Better standing baCK, just imagining." p. 24"I like Scottish highway signs: Please allow overtaking -- frustration causes accidents and queues likely ahead and tiredness can kill." p. 104

    15. I loved this book. It was a quick read, too quick, one of those delicious books consumed too fast followed by post-book depression. Well, maybe not "depression." Nye describes the world/life using snapshots of experiences while driving or being driven - most but not all while traveling. Her openness to others is contagious.

    16. Naomi Shibab Nye is best known for her poetry but this small gem of a book is a story collection of her interactions with taxi drivers and people in her travels. I loved this book! I finished it under a few hours, lingering over passages and thinking about how I would love to meet more people and hear about the world through their eyes.

    17. I'm very glad this book found me. I was browsing through the YA nonfiction looking for something to read and at the time I certainly wasn't ok so the title is what grabbed me. I read that it was about driving and riding and figured what they hay! This book was a good thing; it had made all the difference. One must accept things as they come and try not to be to upset.

    18. I am a fan of Naomi Shihab Nye's poetry, so I was really curious to read her prose. I was completely delighted with all of the stories she included in the book; so delighted that I am going to recommend it to the teens at the writing workshop I am teaching this summer. She has a way of capturing modern life that inspires me to write about my own.

    19. I love the way Nye can perfectly capture a feeling and find something big in everything small. As usual, I left her writing wishing I could "put myself out there" the way that she does because it seems her free spirit just attracts everyday magic. That said, I loved the concept of short stories about coming and going, but felt that more than a couple were a little rambling and disjointed.

    20. I picked this one up from the library. Her writing style is very similar to how my mind works. Nye's extensive travels reflect how people are very similar even around the world. She is able to enjoy the time it takes to get from one place to another. She seems to have an uncanny ability to be content whatever the circumstances.

    21. Funny, funny, funny. Nye is a wonderful writer, a traveler and a collector of personalities which means she can write great short essays on life and travel. Many are funny, a few poignent, and all interesting. Fast, fun read.

    22. This collection of short stories is, at times, whimsical and delightful, and at other times, rather mundane and forced. I would recommend the stories. I wonder why this was published as Young Adult, it didn't seem like something that any teen I know would bother with.

    23. Fun combination of light reading that makes you think! Especially good for people who enjoy travel and cultural differences.

    24. Eye opening adventure into a world of chaos. Could not put it down had to know what was going to happen next.

    25. The author relates stories of being driven around by friends, taxi drivers and sometiems herself. The stories she writes are interesting. a quick, fun read.

    26. A great collection of short stories! Nye writes about driving, taxis and being driven with her usual wit and insight. A definite "buy this" when it's released in September!

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