"Fresh and timely . . . Vanderbilt investigates how human nature has shaped traffic, and vice versa, finally answering drivers' most familiar and frustrating questions." --Publishers Weekly
"Fluently written and oddly entertaining, full of points to ponder while stuck at the on-ramp meter or an endless red light."--Kirkus Reviews
"This may be the most insightful and comprehensive study ever done of driving behavior and how it reveals truths about the types of people we are." --Booklist
"Fascinating . . . Could not come at a better time." --Library Journal
From the moment I heard about it, I couldn't wait to get my hands on Tom Vanderbilt's new book about traffic. I'm sure I wasn't the only one. Haven't we all pondered the mysteries of traffic endlessly (at least, it feels endless when you're stuck in it)? After all, traffic is as pervasive as the common cold, except bigger, more relevant. Even the sickliest among us comes down with colds only intermittently.