Grand Central Winter: Stories from the Street

Stringer, Lee

| 2014

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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...

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