How I Learned to Drive

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Dramatists Play Service, 1998 - Drama - 60 pages
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The 1950s pop music accompanying Li'l Bit's excursion down memory lane cannot drown out the ghosts of her past. Sweet recollections of driving with her beloved uncle intermingle with lessons about the darker sides of life. Balmy evenings are fraught with danger; seductions happen anywhere. Li'l Bit navigates a narrow path between the demands of family and her own sense of right and wrong.

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Review: How I Learned to Drive

User Review  - Jane Mcneil - Goodreads

An interesting play interspersed with driving manual texts and a flashback-style narrative. Vogel gives a chilling perspective of an adult woman recounting her preteen to teenage years coping with molestation, pedophilia, and incest by her alcoholic uncle. Read full review

Review: How I Learned to Drive

User Review  - Blake Bryant - Goodreads

The fact that so many people can have so many different outlooks on this play is what makes it beautiful. I've seen this piece of literature start many debates and that is why it is so important. Read full review

About the author (1998)

Paula Vogel is the author of How I Learned to Drive (Pulitzer Prize 1998), The Baltimore Waltz and The Mineola Twins, among other plays.

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