The Girl's Guide to Homelessness: A Memoir
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - howifeelaboutbooks - www.librarything.com
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