The Kindness of Strangers: Penniless Across America

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Berkley Books, 1996 - Religion - 246 pages
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Mike McIntyre set out to walk from coast to coast without a dime in his pocket. This is the story behind his six-week adventure. Through his journey, the journalist became involved with people from all walks of life--and learned that sometimes those who give the most are the ones with the least to spare.

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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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