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Breakfast at Sally's: One Homeless Man's Inspirational Journey (edició 2008)

de Richard LeMieux, Michael Gordon (Il·lustrador)

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Features a new foreword by the author and a heartfelt endorsement of the book and its mission by Washington State's First Lady, Trudi Inslee! Once a happily married businessman, avid golfer, and the proud owner of several luxury cars and three boats, conservative-minded Richard LeMieux saw his fortune change almost overnight. In this astonishingly heartfelt memoir, he describes his descent into homelessness and his struggle to survive personal and economic disaster. Evicted from his home in 2002 and living with his dog, Willow, in a beat-up old van, LeMieux finds himself penniless and estranged from his family and friends. He dines at the Salvation Army (aka Sally's), attempts suicide, and is treated at a mental hospital where he is diagnosed with depression. Writing on a secondhand manual typewriter, first at a picnic table in a public park, and then wherever he can, LeMieux describes his odyssey and the quirky, diverse, and endearing cast of characters found among the homeless people of Bremerton, Washington, and, by extension, everywhere else. Breakfast at Sally's is a rare inside-look at how the other America lives, and how one man, beaten down and alone, was able to reconnect, find good people, and ultimately, with their help, to persevere.… (més)
Membre:Crossman
Títol:Breakfast at Sally's: One Homeless Man's Inspirational Journey
Autors:Richard LeMieux
Altres autors:Michael Gordon (Il·lustrador)
Informació:Skyhorse Publishing (2008), Edition: 1st Printing, Hardcover, 432 pages
Col·leccions:Untitled collection
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An eye opening book about the plight and community of our homeless population. Would have enjoyed a little more back story, but a good read. ( )
  hamiltonpam | Jul 9, 2020 |
A man who has lost it all is homeless and decides to write this book. He tells stories about the people he meets and how he gets by. Sally's is The Salvation Army where he and many others eat breakfast each day. They find dinner at various churches. They know where to go on which days and have some favorite dishes. The stories are eye-opening, sometimes very sad, sometimes quite funny. I was surprised at the frank, day-to-day descriptions and activities. We get this from the perspective of a homeless man. He is depressed and yet he has gratitude and, like many others who have very little, he is likewise generous. The book is not religious, not by a long shot, but does show how the good works of various organizations, many of them churches, mean a lot to those who need food, clothing, and just a kind word. I noticed that there were people eating at Sally's who were not homeless, but were in need of food. The stories also give insight into the problem of drugs and alcohol abuse among the homeless. ( )
  ajlewis2 | Jul 11, 2018 |
A very engaging book which turns the homeless into people as the author interacts, helps and receives help from the very homeless community in which he finds himself. Everyday dealing with clinical depression and suicidal thoughts with Willow the Wonder Dog looking after him and giving him a living creature to care for. With the help of a local minister and church he managed to get off the streets and this book has been a great success. He told his mental health therapists that it would be read by the Washington State's governor and the President of the United States which had them worried for its failure. It didn't and the author is currently working on three books, one about Willow, and he still has meals at Sally's with some of the people he met on his journey and the new faces that find themselves there. ( )
  lisa.schureman | Jul 28, 2015 |
Touching and enlightening memoir about life on the streets in Bremerton, WA ( )
  SignoraEdie | Aug 20, 2012 |
I highly recommend this book. It was an easy read full of interesting characters. I found myself rooting for all of them to make it. The writer has a way of seeing and writing about the best in each person. He doesn't hide the mistakes people have made, but tries to see the good in everyone. I would say this was a very uplifting book.
  ktsbentley | Feb 7, 2011 |
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Features a new foreword by the author and a heartfelt endorsement of the book and its mission by Washington State's First Lady, Trudi Inslee! Once a happily married businessman, avid golfer, and the proud owner of several luxury cars and three boats, conservative-minded Richard LeMieux saw his fortune change almost overnight. In this astonishingly heartfelt memoir, he describes his descent into homelessness and his struggle to survive personal and economic disaster. Evicted from his home in 2002 and living with his dog, Willow, in a beat-up old van, LeMieux finds himself penniless and estranged from his family and friends. He dines at the Salvation Army (aka Sally's), attempts suicide, and is treated at a mental hospital where he is diagnosed with depression. Writing on a secondhand manual typewriter, first at a picnic table in a public park, and then wherever he can, LeMieux describes his odyssey and the quirky, diverse, and endearing cast of characters found among the homeless people of Bremerton, Washington, and, by extension, everywhere else. Breakfast at Sally's is a rare inside-look at how the other America lives, and how one man, beaten down and alone, was able to reconnect, find good people, and ultimately, with their help, to persevere.

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