Librizzi has always struck me as an admirable man, rough-hewn as a New York cabbie.
His father was a cabbie; the family lived in public housing.
Part of doing business as a cabbie is trolling the streets for fares.
Now nearly everyone, from your cabbie to your masseur, can manage a few words in English.
The cabbie picked me up at Union Station one evening during the Obama-Clinton primary battle.
"The worst is nothing compared to those boys," the cabbie said.
On an impulse he ordered the cabbie to draw up to the curb and purchased a newspaper.
"Hey, that's a nice place," the cabbie said heartily, as they started off.
"Because Shellenberger was State's attorney, after all," the cabbie said.
"Here we are," called the cabbie, and Jurgis awakened his companion.