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Black Cab Wisdom

Author: Mark Solomon

Price: £6.99

Dimensions: 146 x 146mm

Number of pages: 128

ISBN: 9781849531269

Publication Date: 4th July 2011

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‘An inch in the right direction is better than a mile in the wrong direction’

‘If you think your life is bland, then you haven’t added enough flavour’

‘People who live in glass houses should never undress’ 

In September 2009, London cabbie Mark Solomon began asking passengers in the back of his taxi for a random quote or proverb. It started spontaneously, to give him more purpose and direction, but he found that sharing these daily inspirations with others made them feel part of something special too.

The project developed into a popular website (, and now this pocket-sized book offers the best 400 thoughts for the day, ranging from the truly philosophical to the downright bizarre.

‘a unique way to discover people’s outlook on life’

Geraldine Fitzgerald, BBC Radio 4



Geraldine Fitzgerald, BBC Radio 4

A unique way to discover people's outlook on life.

Taxi Magazine, 28 June 2011

‘Great book.’

Daily Express, September 2011

‘Pearls of wisdom in a London black cab usually emanate from the driver up front rather than those in the back. Not so Mark Solomon. Instead of giving advice, the...

Call Sign magazine, September 2011

‘This hardback is filled with quotes and is never less than an interesting, yet easy read.’

Robert Elms Show BBC London, 16 August 2011

‘“A cracker” and “In philosophy we have had Aristotle, Plato and those guys. Now we have Mark Solomon.”’ 

St Christopher’s Live Your Life e-zine, November 2011

‘Over 400 pearls of commuter wisdom.’

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