The Girl's Guide to Homelessness: A Memoir

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Harlequin, Apr 26, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages


Brianna Karp entered the workforce at age ten, supporting her mother and sister throughout her teen years in Southern California. Although her young life was scarred by violence and abuse, Karp stayed focused on her dream of a steady job and a home of her own. By age twenty-two her dream became reality. Karp loved her job as an executive assistant and signed the lease on a tiny cottage near the beach.

And then the Great Recession hit. Karp, like millions of others, lost her job. In the six months between the day she was laid off and the day she was forced out onto the street, Karp scrambled for temp work and filed hundreds of job applications, only to find all doors closed. When she inherited a thirty-foot travel trailer after her father's suicide, Karp parked it in a Walmart parking lot and began to blog about her search for work and a way back.

 

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User Review  - LynnB - LibraryThing

The title of this book intrigued me, but it is not really a "guide" to homelessness. It does, however, provide a deeper understanding of how people can come to be homeless, and why we shouldn't expect ... Read full review

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In this unique book, Brianna shares everything about her descent from being a professional twenty-something into homelessness, including giving background about her childhood as a Jehovah's Witness ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
5
Section 3
19
Section 4
51
Section 5
63
Section 6
73
Section 7
87
Section 8
101
Section 15
207
Section 16
215
Section 17
227
Section 18
237
Section 19
247
Section 20
261
Section 21
273
Section 22
281

Section 9
119
Section 10
141
Section 11
155
Section 12
167
Section 13
185
Section 14
197
Section 23
295
Section 24
305
Section 25
313
Section 26
331
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About the author (2011)

BRIANNA KARP is a passionate advocate and spokesperson for the homeless. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Visit her at GirlsGuidetoHomelessness.com.

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