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4.0 out of 5 stars An honest and frank account of life on the streets, 13 Sep 2001
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E. Bleet (London) - See all my reviews
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A book by a black homeless crack addict, should not, if we are to believe media images, be a thought provoking insight into American culture. But is is indeed that. This book provides a very interesting picture of life on the streets of New York. It is written from an objective point of view and while making no secret of the fact that the writer has been through hard times, we are not asked to feel sorry for him. He has emerged from his time as a homeless New Yorker as a very astute and prolific writer. I cannot help but admire this man who has been to the bottom and brought himself back up. He has strong views on politics and sociology, which I found inspiring and I want to read more!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Insightful and understated, 14 Sep 1999
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I believe that this book is a simple story that tackles the complex issues of what it is that makes people happy.
Lee goes from a "normal" life to a street bum in nine months. Why do people become street bums? Who are these people and are they that badly off? Lee answers these questions and really puts into perspective what true success is.
I am a fairly "normal" person, but have benifited greatly from a man that has made a journey I wouldn't dare take.
Conclusion: Buy it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The New York we don't hear about, 17 Jun 2014
This review is from: Grand Central Winter (Paperback)
A very well written account of one man's efforts to keep his head above water in New York's homeless society,
this should make people think about the people they pass in the street and not treat them as the scum of society.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Grand Read!, 27 Feb 2010
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J. Chheda (London, UK) - See all my reviews
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Lee Stringer's endearing narrative about lives of the homeless on the streets of NYC is heartfelt, poignant and touching but humorous from the word go! His fall from a middle-class adman down to a homeless crack addict is disheartening. Between collecting cans to get by and spend every other penny for the next joint, he discovers the joy of writing in the hole in the wall in Grand Central Station. Tiny tales of lives of the hooker on the street, his pals, the cop on the beat to the side-show that was Times Square. Tickles the intellect with speak of the scribe who is also the homey, this takes you to the streets of Manhatten and evokes a new sense of understanding for the homeless.
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