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Welcome to the Bangkok Slaughterhouse: The Battle for Human Dignity in Bangkok's Bleakest Slums

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Publisher Comments:

For twenty-five years, Father Joe Maier, a Catholic priest, has lived and worked in Bangkok's bleakest slums, establishing more than thirty schools, five shelters for street kids, and several projects for women and children with AIDS, working with and against authority, earning enmity and praise in equal measure. In this book, he tells the heartbreaking and heartwarming stories of the poorest of Thailand's poor, each a gem guaranteed to bring anger, tears, and joy. 100% of all proceeds will be donated to the Human Development Fund in Bangkok, Thailand

Review:

"'Crime in the slums? A yawn is a typical response.' In a series of startling, sometimes heartbreaking and sometimes uplifting vignettes, an American priest living in Bangkok's Klong Toey slum describes the plight of children who escape abusive homes, who drown in canals, who use and sell drugs; he tells of adults who are alcoholics, who have HIV, who shoot each other over drug turf. Maier, who has lived in Bangkok since 1967 and has established Mercy Centre, a hospice for people with AIDS and a shelter for street kids, speaks as an insider: 'There are different rules in the Slaughterhouse,' he says. 'Violence is a way of life.' But he also tells of the good works his organizations have accomplished — protecting and housing abused children, ministering to the dying — and his stories contain love and sometimes even humor. Maier never ties his stories into a single narrative or clarion call for aid (though royalties from the book will go to his Human Development Foundation), but as a portrait of what it's like to live every day in service to one's fellow humans, he delivers a fine, honest book." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

The heartbreaking and heartwarming stories of the life of Father Joe Maier and his nearly 30 years living and working in Bangkok's bleakest slums

Synopsis:

For twenty-five years, Father Joe Maier, a Catholic priest, has lived and worked in Bangkok's bleakest slums, establishing more than thirty schools, five shelters for street kids, and several projects for women and children with AIDS, working with and against authority, earning enmity and praise in equal measure. In this book, he tells the heartbreaking and heartwarming stories of the poorest of Thailand's poor, each a gem guaranteed to bring anger, tears, and joy. 100% of all proceeds will be donated to the Human Development Fund in Bangkok, Thailand

Synopsis:

For twenty-five years, Fr. Joe Maier, a Catholic priest, has lived and worked in Bangkok's bleakest slums, establishing more than thirty schools, five shelters for street kids, and the city's first AIDS hospice and home for AIDS mothers with AIDS kids--working with and in opposition to authority, while being threatened and shot at and, ultimately, praised by even his enemies. In this book, he tells the heartbreaking--and heartwarming--stories of the poorest of Thailand's poor, each a gem guaranteed to bring anger, tears, and joy.

About the Author

andlt;iandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Father Joe Maier andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;/iandgt;is a contributor to the andlt;/Iandgt;Bangkok Post,andlt;Iandgt; where many stories about the Klong Toey slum first appeared.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;Foreword by andlt;Bandgt;Jerry Hopkins, andlt;/Bandgt;author of andlt;Iandgt;Extreme Cuisine andlt;/Iandgt;and andlt;Iandgt;No One Here Gets Out Aliveandlt;/iandgt;.

Table of Contents

A Ride on the Wild Side of Mercy

Slipping Through the Cracks

The ChildrenÆs Day

Escape

The Horse Walker

AIDSùAnother Word for Love

ChildrenÆs Court

First Day of School

Bad Uncle

The Slum Girl and the Wedding

What Did Miss Noina See?

Slum Friendship

Bridge to Nowhere

PoeyÆs Fire

The Aftermath

Love at the Hua Lamphong Station

The Mom Factor

Slaugtherhouse Legends and Codes

When the Pigs Move

Shootout in the Not-So-OK Corral

The Saga of Miss Teacher Froggy

Slaugtherhouse at War

Fragile Strength for the New Year

SamleeÆs Triump

Product Details

ISBN:
9780794602932
Foreword:
Hopkins, Jerry
Publisher:
Periplus Editions
Foreword by:
Hopkins, Jerry
Foreword:
Hopkins, Jerry
Author:
Maier, Father Joe
Author:
Maier, Joe
Author:
opkins, Jerry
Author:
Hopkins, Jerry
Author:
H
Subject:
Missions & Missionary Work
Subject:
Christian Ministry - Missions
Subject:
SOC045000
Subject:
Christianity-Missionaries
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
thailand stories; poverty; missionary; aid; slum
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
No Series
Publication Date:
20050331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16-pp. color insert
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 9 oz

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Product details 160 pages Periplus Editions - English 9780794602932 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'Crime in the slums? A yawn is a typical response.' In a series of startling, sometimes heartbreaking and sometimes uplifting vignettes, an American priest living in Bangkok's Klong Toey slum describes the plight of children who escape abusive homes, who drown in canals, who use and sell drugs; he tells of adults who are alcoholics, who have HIV, who shoot each other over drug turf. Maier, who has lived in Bangkok since 1967 and has established Mercy Centre, a hospice for people with AIDS and a shelter for street kids, speaks as an insider: 'There are different rules in the Slaughterhouse,' he says. 'Violence is a way of life.' But he also tells of the good works his organizations have accomplished — protecting and housing abused children, ministering to the dying — and his stories contain love and sometimes even humor. Maier never ties his stories into a single narrative or clarion call for aid (though royalties from the book will go to his Human Development Foundation), but as a portrait of what it's like to live every day in service to one's fellow humans, he delivers a fine, honest book." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
The heartbreaking and heartwarming stories of the life of Father Joe Maier and his nearly 30 years living and working in Bangkok's bleakest slums
"Synopsis" by , For twenty-five years, Father Joe Maier, a Catholic priest, has lived and worked in Bangkok's bleakest slums, establishing more than thirty schools, five shelters for street kids, and several projects for women and children with AIDS, working with and against authority, earning enmity and praise in equal measure. In this book, he tells the heartbreaking and heartwarming stories of the poorest of Thailand's poor, each a gem guaranteed to bring anger, tears, and joy. 100% of all proceeds will be donated to the Human Development Fund in Bangkok, Thailand
"Synopsis" by , For twenty-five years, Fr. Joe Maier, a Catholic priest, has lived and worked in Bangkok's bleakest slums, establishing more than thirty schools, five shelters for street kids, and the city's first AIDS hospice and home for AIDS mothers with AIDS kids--working with and in opposition to authority, while being threatened and shot at and, ultimately, praised by even his enemies. In this book, he tells the heartbreaking--and heartwarming--stories of the poorest of Thailand's poor, each a gem guaranteed to bring anger, tears, and joy.
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