Surviving on the streets: how to go down without going out

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Loompanics Unlimited, 2001 - Reference - 195 pages
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Ace Backwards gives us our first real foray into the daily life of street people. Intended to be written as a how-to for anyone comtemplating or more likely thrust by circumstances into street life, it is an uncensored and candid look at an entirely different world that exists co-dependently with the one with which most of us are familiar. Ace himself admits that no book can teach you to survive the countless turbulent pitfalls awaiting you on the street - each street person's situation is unique. However, this book offers specific tips on street survival that worked - and some that didn't, which might be just as valuable for those who could learn from Ace's mistakes. For those of us who will never live on the streets, this book gives a brutally honest peek into an alien world from the eyes of a native.

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good overview of one guys life on the streets in northern CA, gets a little weird and racist at the end. Read full review

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Ace Backwords - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
... published a non-fiction book by Backwords, a sort of how-to guide for street bums titled SURVIVING ON THE STREETS: How To Go Down Without Going Out. ... wiki/ Ace_Backwords

Street Knowledge - Books - The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper
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4th International CERN Forum
Surviving on the Streets: How to Go Down Without Going Out By Ace Backwords Loompanics Unlimited, July 2002 Paperback, 195 pp., ISBN: 1559502010, $14.95 ... research-policy/ cern-pub/ archive/ CISNEWS_nov1_04.htm

About the author (2001)

Ace Backwards first hit an on-ramp with his thumb out over thirty years ago. He has lived on and sometimes off the streets, but now seems to have settled into a life enmeshed in the street scene.

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