The Kindness of Strangers: Penniless Across America

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Berkley Books, 1996 - Religion - 246 pages
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Stuck in a job he no longer found fulfilling, journalist Mike McIntyre felt his life was quickly passing him by. So one day he hit the road to trek from one end of the country to the other with little more than the clothes on his back and without a single penny in his pocket. Through his travels, he found varying degrees of kindness in strangers from all walks of life - and discovered more about people and values and life on the road in America than he'd ever thought possible. The gifts of food and shelter he received along the way were outweighed only by the touching gifts of the heart - the willingness of many he met to welcome a lonely stranger into their homes...and the discovery that sometimes those who give the most are the ones with the least to spare.

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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1996)

Mike McIntyre bounced around a lot as a child. As an adult, nothing's changed. He's lived, worked and traveled in more than eighty countries. His newest book is "The Distance Between", a travel memoir about his three decades of wanderlust. His other travelogues are "The Wander Year" and "The Kindness of Strangers", which was featured on Oprah. He's also the author of the crime novel "The Scavenger's Daughter". After earning degrees from the University of California, Davis, and the University of Michigan, he turned to journalism, writing for the "Washington Post" and the "Los Angeles Times", among other publications. He's a frequent visitor to Scotland, where he indulges his passion for links golf. When not traveling, he lives in San Diego with his wife and cat.

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