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by Kurt Vonnegut,Lee Stringer

  • Author: Kurt Vonnegut,Lee Stringer
  • ISBN: 0747273634
  • ISBN13: 978-0747273639
  • ePub: 1872 kb | FB2: 1914 kb
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Headline (September 2, 1999)
  • Pages: 240
  • Rating: 4.6/5
  • Votes: 520
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Grand Central Winter: A Story from the Street of New York City ePub download

Grand Central Winter book. In the underground tunnels below Grand Central Terminal, Lee Stringer - homeless and drug-addicted over the course of eleven years - found a pencil to run through his crack pipe.

Grand Central Winter book. One day, he used it to write. Soon, writing became a habit that won out over drugs. And soon, Lee Stringer had created one of the most powerful urban memoirs of our time.

A New York Times Notable Book Whether Lee Stringer is describing God's corner as he calls 42nd Street. Non New Yorkers should not be deceived that "Grand Central Winter" acurately descibes life on the streets of New York. 2 people found this helpful.

Lee Stringer is a writer who lived, homeless and crack-addicted, on the streets of New York City from the early eighties until the mid-nineties. His essays and articles have appeared in a variety of publications, including The Nation, The New York Times, and Newsday. He currently lives in Mamaroneck, New York. He is the author of Sleepaway School and Grand Central Winter: Stories from the Street.

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A book rich with small acts of kindness, humour and heroism, alongside the expected violence of life on the street. There is always room for one more diamond in the rough. Headline Publishing Group.

The Streets of New York City 1985. West Fortysixth Street Winter 1989. 63. In New York City there are three

The Streets of New York City 1985. In New York City there are three. LEE STRINGER's journey from childhood homelessness in the '60s, to adult homelessness in the '80s, to his present career as a writer and lecturer, as told in Sleepaway School and Grand Central Winter, is one of the great odysseys of contemporary American life and letters. Stringer is the only board member of Project Renewal who is also a former patient of the facility. He is the two-time recipient of the Washington Irving Award and, in 2005, a Lannan Foundation Residency.

A New York times notable book"-Cover. Foreword by Kurt Vonnegut. What happened was I was - When I was out there - The streets of New York City, 1985 - Grand Central Terminal, Winter 1985, 12:30 . Now updated with an afterword by the author"-Cover. Grand Central Terminal, Winter 1989 - West Forty-sixth Street, Winter 1989 - In New York City there are three - Hell's Kitchen, Fall 1994 -. Valentine's adoptive father - On every smut film - I was having a real - I was smoked out, tapped out - It's time for my nightly - Sure, life on the street - Dear Homey - Manhattan has only two - His name is Marvin - If, at the time of. this.

Kurt Vonnegut's absurdist classic Slaughterhouse-Five introduces us to Billy Pilgrim, a man who becomes unstuck in time after he is abducted by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore. Don't let the ease of reading fool you - Vonnegut's isn't a conventional, or simple, novel

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Between these two very different yet oddly similar activities, Lee's life unwound itself, during the 1980s, and took the shape of an odyssey, an epic struggle to find meaning and happiness in arid times. He eventually beat the first addiction with help from a treatment program.

An interesting account of the world of the homeless. This bio goes to show you that a few wrong steps and you too could be out on the streets. It sure is not pretty either. Lee Stringer gives a good account of how he found himself in this unfortunate predicament. The stories sound very real if a bit disjointed. It would have been nice if Stringer detailed how he quit his drug habit and was able to find shelter in Mamaroneck. Also, his off and on residence at the Street News does alter his perspective somewhat. However, these stories particularly the one about the reverend trying to bilk funds for his real estate business is quite captivating. Well worth a read as it goes quite fast.
I was disappointed by "Grand Central Winter". In the first place, the title is very misleading. Very little action takes place in Grand Central Station or in "wintertime". That may be nitpicky, but frankly Mr. Stringer just can't write very well. The reader is given little insight into "street life" in New York or how the "system" works against those it should be helping. There is also little characterization of other homeless. Most of all, the author spends many nights "crashed" in the offices of his employer, "Street News"-so he is not actually even homeless or even jobless. Non New Yorkers should not be deceived that "Grand Central Winter" acurately descibes life on the streets of New York.
Well written with unexpected humor. Provides insight into addiction and its consequences.
I heard Lee Stringer tell one of the stories from his book on the Moth and was intrigued. I enjoyed reading this book and gaining the perspective it gave of people we see but know little about. Very interesting and entertaining stories - all true.
I remember the days of Street News, and it was good to read of the care that went into production, but also the economics of distribution. Captures a time and place in NYC that for some is long gone, but for many still there. You could not make up characters like Emerald and Blue. "Geraldo Fever" was excellent but wanted more depth in some of the stories. Lack of it is probably not the fault of the authors, but rather the transient nature of life being homeless.
Amazing! I could not put this book down. I strongly recommend it.
Addiction is difficult for me to understand. Thank goodness for the help offered to the addicted. The first step is the hardest in seeking the help. I found myself gritting my teeth hoping Lee would not fall back and disappointment when he did. Everything in life, be it good or difficult, are determined by the choices we alone make.
Great writing from one who could be the next Hemingway or Fitzgerald. (I was required to write 8 more words but have no more to say).
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