Synopses & Reviews
he observes them, creating portraits that are intimate and objective, while breaking down stereotypes and dehumanizing labels often used to describe the homeless. Liebow writes about their daily habits, constant struggles, their humor, compassion and strength. National syndicated radio interview.
"One of the very best things ever written about homeless people in the nation."—Jonathan Kozol.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 329-333) and index.
Table of Contents
Preface: A Soft Beginning
Introduction: The Women, the Shelters, and the Round of Life
PART ONE: Problems in Living
1. Day by Day
2. Work and Jobs
4. The Servers and the Served
PART TWO: Making It: Body and Soul
5. My Friends, My God, Myself
6. Making It Together
7. Some Thoughts on Homelessness
A. Where Are They Now?
B. Life Histories
C. How Many Homeless People?
D. Social Service Programs
E. Research Methods and Writing
Index of Names