Jimmy Failla (AXS TV, BBC America) is a D-list standup comic with zero life skills beyond overeating and blowing exorbitant amounts of money on exotic gambling propositions. But when his wife gets pregnant, he realizes he’ll need to do some growing up if he wants to avoid raising a career criminal. Thinking fast, he decides to get a taxi license and pick the brains of his passengers in hopes of gleaning the practical knowledge he’ll need to convincingly play an adult someday. In the months that follow, Failla fills notebook after notebook with flawless life lessons given to him by major experts, including racist sock puppets, drugaddled celebrities, military counterfeiters, and beerdrinking goats. Follow That Car!: A Cabbie’s Guide to Conquering Fears, Achieving Dreams, and Finding a Public Restroom is the survival guide that matured out of those notes.
In addition to imparting advice, the book also recounts Failla’s hilarious attempts at show business, preparing for fatherhood, and holding a marriage together despite having no sleep and nowhere to live. Ride along as he performs standup comedy for the New York Mets, flees drug deals gone bad, finds a public restroom, and still gets the cab back to the garage by five o’clock…most of the time.
|Publisher:||Big Top Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
JIMMY FAILLA is a New York City cab driver turned professional standup comic who has appeared on AXS Television, and Richard Hammond’s Crash Course on BBC America. His critically acclaimed radio show/podcast "Off the Meter" is heard daily by ten thousand listeners, all of whom have become infinitely smarter for their time. He lives on Long Island, NY with his amazing wife, Jen, and his tolerable son, Lincoln.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Life Before Trojan Horses 1
Chapter 2 The Education of Mr. Laughs 13
Chapter 3 Suitcased 31
Chapter 4 The Ghosts of Times Square 59
Chapter 5 Moving Violations 95
Chapter 6 Mikey's Last Day Smoking Crack 125
Chapter 7 Shut Up and Play Your Hand 159
Chapter 8 Puppets, Prostitutes, and Beer-Drinking Goats 189
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Love this book - very funny and well written!!!