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320 S Plymouth Ct

320 South Plymouth Court

Chicago, IL 60604

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Moving from corporate board rooms to city streets became an unexpected adventure when a business consultant spends three months operating a ride share car in Chicago. Author Pat White drove more than six hundred people in his Mercedes in the spring and summer of 2014, experiencing every aspect of humanity. Buzz Ride showcases the nocturnal journeys he made to spectacular homes and dive bars, covering neighborhoods from Wicker Park and Humboldt Park to the Gold Coast and everything in between.

Readers serve as silent co-pilots as Pat gets people where they need to go, discussing relationships, careers and the weather while navigating potholes and following GPS to hot night spots, quaint corner taverns, mansions and studio apartments.

He's especially intrigued by the dating (and mating) habits of young people armed with technology and desire, looking for alcohol- and drug-fueled trysts with total strangers. Ultimately, his experiment with an emerging sharing business proves exhilarating, humbling and-at times-truly terrifying.

Pat White began working in 1979 for the Chicago Board Options Exchange before becoming a retail stockbroker for some of Wall Street's largest firms. Sixteen years later he began working on an MBA in management, and he graduated from graduate school in 1996. He worked for the business college focusing on executive education and then as director of the university's for-profit media company, where he showed his skill at rescuing ailing organizations.

The lifelong Chicagoan served as president of a technology company owned by a founder of a prestigious leverage buyout/private equity firm on Wall Street before returning to Chicago. He has managed money for Hollywood celebrities and advised some of Chicago's most influential families and businesses. Curiosity led him to his latest interest, a ride-sharing businesses. Pat's articles have been published in professional business journals.

Time: 5:45 PM Networking/ 6:00 PM Program

Cost: $20 per Person - Includes Heavy Appetizers & Drink Specials

Books will be available for purchase at the event. Outside books will not be allowed in for signing. Seats will be assigned based on date of reservation. Business casual dress code.

Questions? Contact Club Events at events@stclub.org or (312) 427-9100 ext. 5198.

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