Mean Streets - Dundurn

Mean Streets

Confessions of a Nighttime Taxi Driver

Published September 2002


Short-listed for the 2003 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction

A world exists on the nighttime streets that the average person cannot envision. Taxi driver Peter McSherry recounts tales of his thirty years of experience driving cabs at night on the hard-bitten streets of Canada’s largest city. Drunks, punks, con artists, hookers, pimps, drug addicts, drug pushers, thugs, nymphomaniacs, snakes, politicians, celebrities . . . he’s experienced them all. McSherry serves up his stories with forthrightness, humour, and the occasional dash of cynicism. In this well-written and street-smart book, the author tells the rest of us about a world we can only imagine - if we dare.



Peter McSherry

Peter McSherry’s The Big Red Fox and Mean Streets: Confessions of a Nighttime Taxi Driver were nominated for the Arthur Ellis Award and the Edna Staebler Award, respectively. He lives and works in Toronto, where he has driven a taxi at night for nearly 40 years.

Book Details

September 2002
6x9 in
256 pp
September 2002
256 pp