Constant Rider Omnibus: Stories from the Public Transportation Front

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Collected in book form are Constant Rider zine issues 1–7 which detail author Kate Lopresti's personal history as a patron of public transport. Anecdotes and accounts, from humor to hard times, are included in this compendium, as are observations, advice, reviews, reading lists, tales of drunken passengers, celebrity sightings, and overheard dialogue—making for a rollicking read.

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Overview

Collected in book form are Constant Rider zine issues 1–7 which detail author Kate Lopresti's personal history as a patron of public transport. Anecdotes and accounts, from humor to hard times, are included in this compendium, as are observations, advice, reviews, reading lists, tales of drunken passengers, celebrity sightings, and overheard dialogue—making for a rollicking read.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Sweet little manifesto on the adventures of traveling in general—and public transportation in particular—while riding the train to and from work."  —Askew Reviews

“This little piece of awesome is simple, smart, and funny.”  —Fistfight at the Arthouse

“Hilarious and well-written. Definitely worth your time.”  —Stapled to the Mattress

“Informative, engaging, funny, and entertaining. . . . This is highly recommended if you are a regular rider, or have never sat next to a stranger en route in your life.”  —Profane Existence

“An entertaining read organized into bite sized pieces that can be had on short bus trips or longer more grueling journeys. This zine is filled with great slice of life stories that at times remind you of the charm of public transit and at other times makes you feel like you're not alone on those days when you want to just scream.”  —Planet Books

“At her best, Lopresti does an excellent job pacing her stories, revealing just enough to keep the reader wanting more. Many of her narratives end with a clever 'pow,' some witty remark that completes the piece and leaves a feeling of satisfaction.”  —Feminist Review

“Advice distilled from over a decade of experiencing all the modes of public transportation the Western World has to offer."  —Bookmans

“As a person that uses public transportation quite frequently, I was immediately sucked into Kate’s prose, recognizing the world she was describing immediately. But even if I hadn’t, she has the skill to describe the people, places, and scents with such detail that anyone reading the book will have no issues in visualizing what she’s talking about.”—Marc Mason, Comics Waiting Room

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780978866594
  • Publisher: Microcosm Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/28/2008
  • Series: Real World Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition, Second edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Kate Lopresti is a technical writer for a software company. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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  • Posted December 1, 2008

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    A must-read for anyone who's ever ridden public transportation

    Kate Lopresti, a Portland bike/bus/train/light rail expert leaves no rider unturned in her comprehensive collection of her zine "Constant Rider."

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