This is a book about homeless people. What do you feel when you encounter one? Fear? Pity? Revulsion? Guilt? Indifference? Or, do you not see them at all?
In an effort to make the reader see homeless persons as real people, each one a separate and unique individual, the author has interviewed many of them on the streets and in shelters. Most are still homeless while some have managed to re-enter society. The author wanted to know how they came to be homeless, how they survived on the street and, for those who have overcome it, how they did it.
The next time you see someone sleeping in a doorway or digging half-eaten sandwiches out of a garbage can, this book will hopefully make you want to look at them in a different light.