David LaBua is a visual artist, licensed psychotherapist, and author, who has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for 20 years. Upon arriving home one night after a particularly long day at work, he spent an hour and twenty minutes looking for a parking spot. He drove a total of five frustrating miles while circling in a six-block radius of his neighborhood.
The next morning, he calculated that by spending just 10 minutes a day looking for parking, one would spend over 52 hours a year...looking for parking.
Later that morning, he began writing this book.
Over the last three years he has interviewed countless Department of Parking and Traffic (DPT) officers, as well as police officers, tow truck drivers, DPT officials, meter technicians, urban planners, and traffic pattern specialists. As a result, he has discovered countless tips, tricks, secret spots, and little known parking rules, and has become the parking expert of San Francisco.
David received an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University, a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Otis Art Institute of the Parson's School of Design, and a Master of Science degree in Psychology from JFK University. He has been practicing holistic psychotherapy for 10 years and has offices in San Francisco, Oakland, and Marin.
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