Mary Ellen Dempsey’s memoir
About her days as a big rig driver.
Yes! I’m finally finished with the
Second Edition of this book.
You’ll like the new pricing for this one-of-a-kind tale.
For the first time ever, here’s an eye-opening look at the world of truck driving from the driver’s seat. This book allows you to experience the reality of what it’s like to drive one of those smoke-belching monstrous 18-wheelers while sitting safely in your recliner.
Mary Ellen doesn’t realize in her quest for financial stability she’s stepping out of the box and squarely into the all-male bastion of trucking. Still, our female protagonist finds the strength to come out of every situation ready to face the next challenge. Her experiences are all here from navigating endless unfamiliar cities prior to GPS and cell phones, to backing her tractor-trailer into places she’s sure a car wouldn’t fit. Our protagonist overcomes it all.
The Author takes you behind the wheel with her as you are swept from one adventure to the next, such as driving through a raging Wyoming blizzard to delivering to the infamous Hunt’s Point Market in New York City. Where, for the first time, she considers carrying a gun. She shows the reader how this job is so much more than just driving it is a lifestyle. This is a book you will find hard to put down.
Make sure you are buying the second edition with the purple cover for only $11.99 and not the original burgundy cover. This edition is available on Amazon.com as well as my website www.eighteenwheelsandheels.com It’s also available as a Kindle download and as an eBook from https://www.createspace.com/
The Scheherazade of Truckers! – Amazon review
I really liked “Silly Woman, Big Rigs are for Men”. In fact, I couldn’t put it down. I am female, will never drive a truck, and have never wanted to drive a truck (and I do mean Big Rig) , but Do I Want to Know What it’s Really Like to be a Truck Drivin’ Woman in the World of the Truck Drivin’ Man? You bet I do. And Mary Ellen takes us along for the ride with her many years of firsthand experience. Without losing any sleep, or having to chain up the rig myself, I was able to obtain that fly on the wall/keyhole view into this secret world which traditionally has been the sole province of men. It is risky for a writer to truly write in his or her own voice, unfiltered, uncensored, and personal.
But truly taking that risk is what makes for an interesting and worthwhile read. And Mary Ellen does this. And what’s more, she does it well. She writes in a very direct honest conversational style- her very own voice, which is easy to get into and impossible to stop reading; like potato chips, I just kept wanting one more story. Her ability to be candid, funny, unfiltered, and wise makes the book a stand out. These are her personal stories, not just a rote telling of a trucker’s experiences, and it is her voice which makes the book the colorful journey that it is. She relates story after story like a Scheherazade of truckers, easily transitioning between each one without losing a beat. This is a great book for the documentary/memoir crowd. If you are curious about different worlds of people; if you like books with strong women protagonists; if you have ever wondered ‘who is in that big rig’ next to you on the freeway or why are they going so slowly? Or even, how did my pants get here? (answer: a truck brought them): You should read this book. If you liked “Nickel and Dimed” by Barbara Ehrenreich, or “Orange is the New Black” by Piper Kerman, you will surely like this book. And of course if you, male or female, are thinking about a career in trucking, this would be your book as well.