CABLOG: DIARY OF A CABDRIVER (NONFICTION BOOK)
by Dege Legg (Brother Dege)
©2020 University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press
Paperback | 233 Pages | 6" x 9" | ISBN: 9781946160706
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OUT: NOV, 17, 2020
SYNOPSIS | A broke and unemployed musician lands a gig driving a cab through the swamplands of south Louisiana while bobbing and weaving through a nighttime world ruled by drugs, guns, saints, and strippers. In this fuel-injected work of creative nonfiction, Grammy-nominated musician and award-winning writer Dege Legg—aka Brother Dege—recounts five years behind the wheel while documenting the underworld of Lafayette and its Cajun and Creole hinterlands. From the penthouse suites on high to the crack houses on the low, Legg churns out thick-skinned tales about downtrodden derelicts, minor victories for the forgotten, and redemption in the face of it all. CABLOG reverberates with tones of Bukowski, Miller, Chandler, and Kerouac while charting its own new territory of the human spirit.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR | Dege Legg is a Grammy-nominated musician (Django Unchained, original soundtrack) and award-winning writer born and raised in southern Louisiana. In addition to driving a cab, he has a B.A. in Philosophy and has worked as a dishwasher, journalist, manual laborer, warehouseman, mechanic, driver, line cook, and a caseworker in a homeless shelter in order to support his artistic compulsions. He writes music, records, and tours the USA and Europe with his band Brother Dege & The Brethren. Visit him at brotherdege.net