Travels with Lizbeth by Lars Eighner
Three Years on the Road and on the Streets

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THE world he re-creates in his book is an unfailingly strange one.
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A homeless man describes his travels, celebrating the companionship of his dog, Lizbeth, and recounting their ongoing struggle to survive on the streets of Austin, Texas, and along California highways.
 

About Lars Eighner

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LARS EIGHNER was born in Corpus Christi, Texas. In 1988 he and his dog Lizbeth became homeless, and their experiences over the following three years were recorded in "Travels with Lizbeth", which became a "New York Times Book Review" Editor's Choice, and includes the often-cited essay "On Dumpster Diving." His other works include numerous story collections and a comic novel. He now lives in Austin with his partner.
 
Published January 1, 1993 by St. Martin's. 271 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel, Education & Reference, Political & Social Sciences, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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Kirkus

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A more reliable memoir of homeless life than Joe Homeless's My Life on the Streets (1992)--but less revealing and gripping than Jennifer Toth's The Mole People.

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Reviewed by Jonathan Raban on Oct 10 2008

THE world he re-creates in his book is an unfailingly strange one.

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