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My life on the street : memoirs of a faceless man

Author: Joe Homeless
Publisher: Far Hills, N.J. : New Horizon Press, [1992] ©1992
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Alone, in his early forties and calling himself Joe Homeless, he wanders the streets of New York City. He is not a drug addict; he is not an alcoholic; he has never been a convict. But one thing he is--he is unwanted. My Life On The Street is the savage, poignant memoir of one of the world's homeless, faceless persons. Joe once had a job, money and a home. But now, his only home is the street. How he got there, what
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Homeless, Joe.
My life on the street.
Far Hills, N.J. : New Horizon Press, ©1992
(OCoLC)557022784
Named Person: Joe Homeless; Joe Homeless
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Homeless
ISBN: 0882821024 9780882821023
OCLC Number: 25595353
Description: xi, 273 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The talking animal --
Knocking on every door --
The past, the present --
The wild dogs of the Bronx --
Life in the shelters --
Visions of C.T. --
Squatter's rights --
Water, water everywhere --
Faith, love, and charity --
A welfare case --
City Hospital's cast of characters --
Discharged, with no place to go --
Back on the street --
Riding the trains to nowhere --
S.R.O. --
Landlord and tenant court --
Becoming a celebrity.
Responsibility: by Joe Homeless.
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