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Living at the Edge of The World: A TEENAGER"S SURVIVAL in the Tunnels ofGRAND CENTRAL

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Living at the Edge of the World: A Teenager's Survival in the Tunnels of Grand Central Station (Hardcover)

by Tina S. Jamie Pastor Bolnick

St. Martin's Press

 

 

 

Tina S. spent four years as a teenage homeless drug addict, living in the tunnels of Grand Central Station, stealing, panhandling, hustling, and bingeing on crack cocaine. Tina was introduced to life at the station by April, a rootless teenager who helped Tina escape her dysfunctional family. Their friendship bound them in a spiral of escalating drug use, crime, and violence until April committed suicide at the age of 19. Tina struggled with grief and guilt at April's death, as well as her own addiction, in an effort to pull herself out of a cycle of arrest and homelessness. In this first-person account, Tina interweaves her story and April's. She recounts harrowing memories of the slow deterioration of friends and acquaintances, and her own struggles in and out of rehabilitation programs. With the help of coauthor Bolnick and others, Tina eventually began the slow process of drug rehabilitation, reconciliation with her family, and adoption of a more normal lifestyle. This is a raw and riveting account of drug addiction and homelessness. Vanessa Bush

Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

 

 

 

 

 

ThIS BOOK IS SO WORTH READING, I WASNT ABLE TO PUT IT DOWN

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Guest duffman

thanks for the heads up

 

 

sounds.. ah .. dope...

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Guest mikro137

as soon as i get a chance , im gonna ppick that up. good lookin out

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no doubt, it is a real easy read also, and defiently keeps your intrest.

 

another book that accompinies the Mole People, is a photo book, with good dialogue called The Tunnel; by Margret Morton

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The Tunnel: The Underground Homeless of New York City (Architecture of Despair) (Paperback)

by Margaret Morton

Yale Univ Pr

 

 

Editorial Reviews

Book Description

This book, the first in a group of three books documenting the lives and living spaces of New York City`s homeless population, is narrated entirely by residents of an underground train tunnel, a community that has been hidden from public view for over twenty years. Margaret Morton combines her photographs with four years of audiotaped oral histories to create a unique archive of extraordinary individuals living in an extraordinary social, political, and economic condition.

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What I like the most about books like this, is the strength these people have. Being able to pull through their situations should inable any of us to pull through...This picture comes from a book called Fragile Dwellings by margret morton. Just imagine a person went from living on the cold streets of Ny, to using resources to build a house, it isnt much, but its something.. 0893819158.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

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ethreadzny-

 

living at the edge of the world looks like a good read for sure, i will

check it out...

 

what else are you reading or have read in the past that you enjoyed?

 

i am looking for some new stuff to read...

 

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^ along the same lines, I have read similar books such as;

 

GRAND CENTRAL WINTER:STORIES FROM THE STREET, BY LEE STRINGER

 

THE MOLE PEOPLE: LIFE IN THE TUNNELS BENEATH NYC: JENNIFER TOth

 

DOWN THESE MEAN STREETS: PIRI THOMAS

 

NO MORE PRISONS: WILLIAM UPSKI WIMSATT

 

CHELSEA HORROR HOTEL: DEE DEE RAMONE

 

RULE of the BONe: RUSSELL BANKS

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