Travels with Lizbeth

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Fawcett Columbine, 1994 - Biography & Autobiography - 271 pages
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"When I began writing this account I was living under a shower curtain in a stand of bamboo in a public park. I did not undertake to write about homelessness, but wrote what I knew, as an artist paints a still life, not because he is especially fond of fruit, but because the subject is readily at hand." A beautifully written account of one man's experience of homelessness, Travels with Lizbeth is a story of physical survival and the triumph of the artistic spirit in the face of enormous adversity. In his unique voice - dry, disciplined, poignant, comic - Eighner celebrates the companionship of his dog, Lizbeth, and recounts their ongoing struggle to survive on the streets of Austin, Texas, and hitchhiking along the highways to Southern California and back.

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Review: Travels with Lizbeth: Three Years on the Road and on the Streets

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Travels with Lizabeth is a heart-wrenching memoir of Lars Eighner and his dog Lizabeth as they live the life of homelessness from Austin to Los Angeles. Lars' style of writing is vivid, clever, and intriguing. Read full review

Review: Travels with Lizbeth: Three Years on the Road and on the Streets

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Travels with Lizabeth is a heart-wrenching memoir of Lars Eighner and his dog Lizabeth as they live the life of homelessness from Austin to Los Angeles. Lars' style of writing is vivid, clever, and intriguing. Read full review

Contents

Hitting the Road
1
The Desert Rat
21
Pounding the Pavement
41
Copyright

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About the author (1994)

LARS EIGHNER was born in Corpus Christi, Texas. In 1988 he and his dog Lizbeth became homeless, and their experiences over the following three years were recorded in "Travels with Lizbeth", which became a "New York Times Book Review" Editor's Choice, and includes the often-cited essay "On Dumpster Diving." His other works include numerous story collections and a comic novel. He now lives in Austin with his partner.

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