Grand Central Winter, Expanded Second Edition Lib/E

Grand Central Winter, Expanded Second Edition Lib/E : Stories from the Street

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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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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 165.1 x 177.8 x 31.75mm | 272.16g
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged, Expanded
  • 1482956381
  • 9781482956382

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Stringer gives us the long view of New York's underbelly, born of pain but delivered with style and heart.

-- "New York Times Book Review"
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