Making Good Time: True Stories of How We Do, and Don't, Get Around in South Florida (Paperback)

Making Good Time: True Stories of How We Do, and Don't, Get Around in South Florida By Lynne Barrett Cover Image
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31 true transit stories by 32 award-winning South Florida writers

Release Date: September 21, 2019

“If you’ve ever tried to get from one place to another in South Florida, you will love this book.”

- T.D. Allman, author of Miami: City of the Future

“Hold on to your roof mattresses: Making Good Time is a loving, alarming, definitive collection of only-in-Miami road tales. Some of South Florida’s most treasured writers tackle one of its true miseries—and now I’m nostalgic for I-95 traffic.”

- Kenny Malone, Co-host of NPR’s Planet Money

“Making Good Time” takes us inside a car broken down on the side of an off-ramp, a divorce occurring in real time on a county bus, and a house being robbed by boat. A collection of wonderful true stories, the book imaginatively illustrates how our cities, infrastructures, and the way we get around shape our destinies and our lives.”

- Richard Florida, author of The Rise of the Creative Class

Diana Abu-Jaber, Chantel Acevedo, Preston L. Allen, Jan Becker, Madeleine Blais, Richard Blanco, Terence Cantarella, Antolin Garcia Carbonell, Joe Clifford, Jennine Capó Crucet, Anjanette Delgado, Denise Duhamel & Julie Marie Wade, Patricia Engel, M.J. Fièvre, Steven Harris, Fabienne Josaphat, Larry Lebowitz, Louis K. Lowy, Sammy Mack, Jennifer Maritza McCauley, Blanca Mesa, Nick Moran, Marina Pruna Moré, Lauren Doyle Owens, Alex Segura, Les Standiford, Thomas Swick, Monica Uszerowicz, Nick Vagnoni, Ana Veciana-Suarez, and Norma Watkins

Design by Topos Graphics
Cover illustration by Anuj Shrestha

Book One of The Miami Trilogy
Made possible through the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Additional support provided by
National Endowment for the Arts
Miami-Dade County
State of Florida Culture Build Florida

About the Author

Lynne Barrett is the award-winning author of Magpies and editor of Making Good Time: True Stories of How We Do, and Don’t, Get Around in South Florida. She teaches at Florida International University and edits The Florida Book Review.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781940806136
Publisher: Jai-Alai Books
Publication Date: September 21st, 2019
Pages: 224