In the underground tunnels below Grand Central Terminal, Lee
Stringer—homeless and drug-addicted for eleven years—found a pencil to run
through his crack pipe. One day he used it to write. Soon writing became a
habit that won out over drugs, and before long Stringer had created one of the
most powerful urban memoirs of our time.
With humane wisdom and a biting wit, Stringer chronicles the
unraveling of his seemingly secure existence as a marketing executive and his
odyssey of survival on the streets of New York. Whether he is portraying “God’s
corner,” as he calls 42nd Street, or his friend Suzi, a hooker and “past-due
tourist” whose infant he sometimes babysits, whether he recounts taking shelter
underneath Grand Central by night and collecting cans by day or making a
living hawking Street News on the
subway, Lee Stringer conveys the vitality and complexity of a down-and-out
Rich with small acts of kindness, humor, and even
heroism amid violence and desperation, Grand
Central Winter offers a touching portrait of our shared humanity.
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