Breakfast at Sally's: One Homeless Man's Inspirational Journey by Richard LeMieux
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
A very anecdotal memoir of the eighteen months that the author was homeless. I suspect that the editors of the book kept a very light hand intentionally, there's no mistaking that this was not written by a professional author. But it was written by a man who simply wanted to tell what it was like for him to involuntarily join the ranks of the people he himself tried to ignore when he was a wealthy man. This is not a book that offers theories or solutions, it is simply his recollections of the people he met and how he survived with and sometimes in spite of their help. Throughout the book I was constantly reminded of the last line from "A Streetcar Named Desire," and very hopeful that there will always be people that make it possible.
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