How I Learned to Drive

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Dramatists Play Service, 1997 - Drama - 60 pages
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Chronicles the relationship between Li'l Bit and Uncle Peck through a series of flashbacks as it progresses from friendship to something darker during a series of driving lessons.

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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

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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


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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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