Raised in the suburbs of Washington, DC, Brad Newsham has lived in ten of the United States, visited all fifty, and circled the globe four times. Since 1985 he has been a San Francisco yellow taxi driver. He is the author of two travel memoirs, ALL THE RIGHT PLACES: Travelling Light Through Japan, China and Russia and TAKE ME WITH YOU: A Round-the-world Trip to invite a Stranger Home, a WH Smith Travel Book of the Year Finalist 2003. A guest columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, he lives in Oakland, California with his family.
" " " " " " "'Wherever he goes, he turns strangers into friends with this brilliantly simple question: "What's the best thing that has ever happened to you?" Added to Newsham's sharp eye, gentle wit, adventurous spirit and generous heart, the suspense of "Who does he pick" makes this a perfect travelogue'" * Irish Times * "'A thoughtful insight into the human side of travel'" * Daily Express *