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Living at the Edge of the World: How I Survived in the Tunnels of Grand Central Station

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In this powerful and inspiring true story, Tina S. tells of four years living in the train tunnels beneath Grand Central Station amidst the homeless and the drug addicted. What began as an adventure quickly turns into a nightmare as she describes daily life in a netherworld most people don't even know exists. With heartbreaking honesty Tina chronicles her descent into crack addition, her several arrests and jail terms, and her overwhelming grief and guilt over the death of April, her best friend and fellow runaway.

Finally faced with the reality that she might not make it through one more day, Tina begins the long struggle back to the world of the living. This is an unforgettable story of one young's woman's indomitable will to survive.

Synopsis:

When Tina met April, a teenage runaway, she found her best friend. Fleeing her dysfunctional family, she joined April in the tunnels of Grand Central Station, living amidst the homeless and drug addicted. Soon she was bingeing on crack, scamming, and panhandling to support her habit and survive. Tina tells the story of her daily life, her friends, her arrests and jail terms, and her grief and guilt when April commits suicide just after her nineteenth birthday. Finally faced with the reality that she might not make it through one more day, Tina takes her first difficult steps back.

About the Author

Tina S. currently works as a supervisor at Ready, Willing & Able, an organization that teaches job skills to the homeless. She lives in Brooklyn.

Jamie Pastor Bolnick is the author of Winnie: My Life in the Institution, which was made into an NBC-TV movie. Her work has also appeared in magazines and newspapers, including Redbook and Newsday. She lives in New York City with her family.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312284077
Subtitle:
How I Survived in the Tunnels of Grand Central Station
Author:
S, Tina
Author:
Pastor Bolnick, Jamie
Author:
Bolnick, Jamie Pastor
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Location:
New York
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Specific Groups
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Teenage girls
Subject:
Runaway teenagers
Subject:
Homeless teenagers
Subject:
Substance Abuse & Addictions - General
Subject:
Specific Groups - General
Edition Description:
First
Series Volume:
no. 40
Publication Date:
20011012
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
9.28x6.01x.75 in. .77 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » American Studies » Poverty
History and Social Science » Sociology » Poverty

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"Synopsis" by , When Tina met April, a teenage runaway, she found her best friend. Fleeing her dysfunctional family, she joined April in the tunnels of Grand Central Station, living amidst the homeless and drug addicted. Soon she was bingeing on crack, scamming, and panhandling to support her habit and survive. Tina tells the story of her daily life, her friends, her arrests and jail terms, and her grief and guilt when April commits suicide just after her nineteenth birthday. Finally faced with the reality that she might not make it through one more day, Tina takes her first difficult steps back.
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