Tuesday, August 4, 2009

"Land of the Lost Souls" by Cadillac Man

I haven't even quite finished reading this book yet, but it is a tough one to put down. It's the autobiography of a homeless man in New York City. I know that since this homeless guy published a book he's probably not homeless anymore, but it's a well-written story. As I'm reading it, I can picture the places he's talking about and the people he knows even though I don't know New York well at all, and have only been there a few times as a tourist.

The chapters don't seem to all be in chronological order, which throws me off sometimes, but it's a good book. Cadillac Man ends up homeless after his wife kicks him out for being unemployed too long basically, and the story is of his time on the streets. I haven't finished it so I can't tell you the ending but of course we have the internet, and I did a little searching today. From what I can tell, he's got a much younger girlfriend now, collects some sort of disability check, and is off the streets. I imagine with the book being published he's doing pretty well, either that or he's paying off a lot of old alimony or child support payments. I kind of wonder about that.

I found a couple of things on YouTube with him. I'll post them here if I can remember how.

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