Melissa Plaut is a writer from New York City who was recognized by ABC News and the Associated Press in January 2006. Her blog, New York Hack, is the diary of a New York City taxi driver. Her subsequent book Hack: How I Stopped Worrying About What to Do with My Life and Started Driving a Yellow Cab was published by Villard (a division of Random House) in 2007. At the time of publication, women made up only about 200 of the 40,000 cab drivers in NYC. She has written for The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and has had essays air on NPR's "All Things Considered" and "Weekend America." She was educated at the University at Buffalo, the University of East Anglia, the University of New Mexico (BA, 1997) and City University of New York-Hunter College (MUP).

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  • Melissa Plaut is a writer from New York City who was recognized by ABC News and the Associated Press in January 2006. Her blog, New York Hack, is the diary of a New York City taxi driver. Her subsequent book Hack: How I Stopped Worrying About What to Do with My Life and Started Driving a Yellow Cab was published by Villard (a division of Random House) in 2007. At the time of publication, women made up only about 200 of the 40,000 cab drivers in NYC. She has written for The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and has had essays air on NPR's "All Things Considered" and "Weekend America." She was educated at the University at Buffalo, the University of East Anglia, the University of New Mexico (BA, 1997) and City University of New York-Hunter College (MUP). In 2016, Plaut was featured in the HBO documentary Suited. (en)
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  • Melissa Plaut is a writer from New York City who was recognized by ABC News and the Associated Press in January 2006. Her blog, New York Hack, is the diary of a New York City taxi driver. Her subsequent book Hack: How I Stopped Worrying About What to Do with My Life and Started Driving a Yellow Cab was published by Villard (a division of Random House) in 2007. At the time of publication, women made up only about 200 of the 40,000 cab drivers in NYC. She has written for The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and has had essays air on NPR's "All Things Considered" and "Weekend America." She was educated at the University at Buffalo, the University of East Anglia, the University of New Mexico (BA, 1997) and City University of New York-Hunter College (MUP). (en)
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