Travels with Lizbeth

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Fawcett Columbine, Sep 27, 1994 - Biography & Autobiography - 271 pages
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"When I began writing this account I was living under a shower curtain in a stand of bamboo in a public park. I did not undertake to write about homelessness, but wrote what I knew, as an artist paints a still life, not because he is especially fond of fruit, but because the subject is readily at hand." A beautifully written account of one man's experience of homelessness, Travels with Lizbeth is a story of physical survival and the triumph of the artistic spirit in the face of enormous adversity. In his unique voice - dry, disciplined, poignant, comic - Eighner celebrates the companionship of his dog, Lizbeth, and recounts their ongoing struggle to survive on the streets of Austin, Texas, and hitchhiking along the highways to Southern California and back.

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Review: Travels with Lizbeth: Three Years on the Road and on the Streets

User Review  - Emily - Goodreads

Having taught "On Dumpster Diving" in many an English 101, I had to read the rest of this book. I wanted badly to like it. It's rare to get an account of homelessness, and having done a little ... Read full review

Review: Travels with Lizbeth: Three Years on the Road and on the Streets

User Review  - Autumn - Goodreads

I first learned about Lars Eighner when I was in college, over 10 years ago. In my creative nonfiction writing class, we read his piece "On Dumpster Diving," which appears in this book. That piece ... Read full review

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The Desert Rat
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Pounding the Pavement
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