Today we are as likely to be in the back seat of an Uber as behind the wheel ourselves, and tech giants are hurling us toward a shiny, happy "self-driving" future. Are we destined, then, to become passengers, not drivers? As the author of Shop Class as Soulcraft reveals, much more may be at stake than we might think. Now, using driving as a window through which to view the broader changes wrought by technology on all aspects of contemporary life, Matthew Crawford investigates the driver's seat as one of the few remaining domains of skill, exploration, play—and freedom.
"A vivid and heartfelt manifesto against the drift of our world, against the loss of individual agency and the human pleasure of acquired skill and calculated risk."—Guardian (London)