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Breakfast at Sally's : one homeless man's inspirational journey

Author: Richard LeMieux
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Pub., ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"One day, Richard LeMieux had a happy marriage, a palatial home, and took $40,000 Greek vacations. The next, he was living out of a van with only his dog, Willow, for company. This astonishingly frank memoir tells the story of one man's resilience in the face of economic disaster. Penniless, a failed suicide, estranged from his family, and living "the vehicular lifestyle" in Washington state, LeMieux chronicles his
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Richard LeMieux
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard LeMieux
ISBN: 9781602392939 1602392935 9781602397682 1602397686
OCLC Number: 227016131
Description: 433 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1 Sally's 17 --
Chapter 2 A Day With C, Campbell, Steinbeck, and Twain 31 --
Chapter 3 The Lady in Red 47 --
Chapter 4 Mr. C's Neighborhood 57 --
Chapter 5 Going Looking for Angels 69 --
Chapter 6 The Food Angels 77 --
Chapter 7 Sanctuary at the Hospital 89 --
Chapter 8 Dr. Z 115 --
Chapter 9 Oh, God! 127 --
Chapter 10 Off to the Mental Institution 133 --
Chapter 11 Andy, the Beautiful Weed 143 --
Chapter 12 Another day in Paradise 153 --
Chapter 13 I Get Saved 165 --
Chapter 14 Angel of Prey 181 --
Chapter 15 David's Song 193 --
Chapter 16 Vinny 209 --
Chapter 17 Dumpster Diving 223 --
Chapter 18 Vinny Dies 229 --
Chapter 19 The Opera 239 --
Chapter 20 The Lucky Rocks 251 --
Chapter 21 The Hilton 259 --
Chapter 22 Andy Gets Lucky 271 --
Chapter 23 The Real Field of Dreams 283 --
Chapter 24 How Much for That Doggie? 295 --
Chapter 25 Camping 303 --
Chapter 26 A Room With a View 319 --
Chapter 27 S'Ghetti 341 --
Chapter 28 Bank of America 357 --
Chapter 29 Hero Lost 371 --
Chapter 30 The Church Mice 385 --
Chapter 31 Just Another Headline 399 --
Chapter 32 The Holy Ghosts 407 --
Chapter 33 So Much to Write 421.
Other Titles: One homeless man's inspirational journey
Homeless man's inspirational journey
Responsibility: Richard LeMieux ; with illustrations by Michael Gordon.
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"One day, Richard LeMieux had a happy marriage, a palatial home, and took $40,000 Greek vacations. The next, he was living out of a van with only his dog, Willow, for company. This astonishingly frank memoir tells the story of one man's resilience in the face of economic disaster. Penniless, a failed suicide, estranged from his family, and living "the vehicular lifestyle" in Washington state, LeMieux chronicles his journey from the Salvation Army kitchens to his days with "C"--a philosopher in a homeless man's clothing--to his run-ins with Pastor Bob and other characters he meets on the streets. Along the way, he finds time to haunt public libraries and discover his desire to write."--Publisher's website.

An account of the author's descent from his luxurious family life to homelessness describes the events that prompted his estrangement from his family and failed suicide, and recounts his visits to Salvation Army kitchens.

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It 's easy to look from afar onto the world LeMieux writes about. People panhandling on corners. Living in cars. Most of us probably figure they ve always been down. But how far did they fall? Maybe Read more...

 
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by washingtonstatelibrary (WorldCat user published 2009-10-16) Excellent Permalink

Richard LeMieux tackles many of our preconceived notions about the homeless and what brings them to the street corners and shelters of our towns and cities.  As a former...
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