From Blog to Book to TV Show: The Journey of an Uber Driver
“Each story was about a real person, where they were at in their lives, and the impact their worlds had on mine.” Writer and Uber driver Ben Phillips shares the wild ride of transforming his blog into a television series.
Riding Up Front
Riding Up Front shares everyday stories from drivers and passengers of Uber, Lyft, and taxi rides to raise awareness of immigrant rights in the U.S. Stories are illustrated by artists all over the world.
My wife donated one of her kidneys to a stranger this morning.
“This man — sick for so long — would be receiving a kidney that should change his life. A kidney from my wife. We know almost nothing about him.” On his blog, Jeff Pearlman recounts the day Catherine, his wife, donated one of her kidneys to a stranger.
The Girl on the Train
Erynn Brook compiles a thread of tweets, about her encounter with an 18-year-old stranger having a seizure on the subway, into a post on her blog.
Falling Half in Love with Strangers: What’s the Word for That?
Blogger Quinn reflects on a past encounter with a stranger in Vienna, Austria.
Falling Half in Love with Strangers
“The whole evening I had been suspended in a bubble with Max, and now I felt like I was holding a pin, ready to burst it and step out into the real world again.” Quinn describes a beautiful, meaningful encounter with a stranger in Vienna some years ago.
“She embraced him. He returned her embrace. She kissed his cheek. He kissed her back. They were quiet and radiant, wide-eyed and giggling.” Jennifer Berney describes a day at the park when her three-year-old falls for a stranger.