Surviving on the Streets: How to Go Down Without Going Out

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Loompanics Unlimited, 2001 - Social Science - 195 pages
Ace Backwards gives us our first real foray into the daily life of street people. Intended to be written as a how-to for anyone comtemplating or more likely thrust by circumstances into street life, it is an uncensored and candid look at an entirely different world that exists co-dependently with the one with which most of us are familiar. Ace himself admits that no book can teach you to survive the countless turbulent pitfalls awaiting you on the street - each street person's situation is unique. However, this book offers specific tips on street survival that worked - and some that didn't, which might be just as valuable for those who could learn from Ace's mistakes. For those of us who will never live on the streets, this book gives a brutally honest peek into an alien world from the eyes of a native.

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About the author (2001)

Ace Backwards first hit an on-ramp with his thumb out over thirty years ago. He has lived on and sometimes off the streets, but now seems to have settled into a life enmeshed in the street scene.

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