The Taxi Book: The Complete Guide to Television's Most Lovable Cabbies

Jeff Sorensen, Author St. Martin's Press $10.95 (163p) ISBN 978-0-312-00691-4
""The special appeal of Taxi,'' Sorenson writes, ``is that it features recognizable people instead of the wisecracking robots who populate most other sitcoms.'' Based in part on interviews with writers, producers and stars of the popular series, this book provides an exhaustive look at the show. After a brief account of Taxi's origins, he fills in background on characters, including biographical profiles of stars Judd Hirsch, Marilu Henner, Danny DeVito, Tony Danza, Christopher Lloyd, Jeff Conaway, Andy Kaufman and Carol Kane as well as an epilogue that brings fans up to date on the cast's post-Taxi credits. Including a guide to episodes, the book covers ``The People Behind the Camera,'' asks 60 questions in a trivia quiz and contains some 100 photos. Rabid Taxi fans will go along for the ride even if they don't tip the bookseller. (September)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1987
Release date: 01/01/1987
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