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Grand Central winter: stories from the street

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A literary memoir of life on the streets of New York, it recounts the mind-numbing neglect, but also the shared solidarity, of men and women who live without shelter in cities around the world. Like Jack London, he is a self-educated story-teller of the first rank, and an embittered, hopeful survivor of extreme poverty, long-term homelessness, and addiction. This man can write!' - Kurt Vonnegut'
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Grouped Work ID 896f7217-ff98-70cd-fcbf-672e12e7338d
Grouping Title grand central winter stories from the street
Grouping Author stringer lee
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-02-20 04:19:32AM
Last Indexed 2018-08-15 04:42:11AM

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auth_author2 Kenerly, Kevin,, Vonnegut, Kurt,
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display_description In the underground tunnels below Grand Central Terminal, Lee Stringer-homeless and drug-addicted for eleven years-found a pencil to run through his crack pipe. One day he used it to write. Soon writing became a habit that won out over drugs, and before long Stringer had created one of the most powerful urban memoirs of our time.With humane wisdom and a biting wit, Stringer chronicles the unraveling of his seemingly secure existence as a marketing executive and his odyssey of survival on the streets of New York. Whether he is portraying "God's corner," as he calls 42nd Street, or his friend Suzi, a hooker and "past-due tourist" whose infant he sometimes babysits, whether he recounts taking shelter underneath Grand Central by night and collecting cans by day or making a living hawking Street News on the subway, Lee Stringer conveys the vitality and complexity of a down-and-out life.Rich with small acts of kindness, humor, and even heroism amid violence and desperation, Grand Central Winter offers a touching portrait of our shared humanity.
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subject_facet Homeless persons -- New York (State) -- New York -- Case studies
title_display Grand Central winter : stories from the street
title_full Grand Central winter : stories from the street / Lee Stringer, Grand Central winter : stories from the street [electronic resource] Stringer, Lee,
title_short Grand Central winter :
title_sub stories from the street
topic_facet Homeless persons