Monday, March 2, 2009

Breakfast at Sally's by Richard LeMieux

Title: Breakfast at Sally's
Richard LeMieux
Hardcover: 432 pages
Skyhorse Publishing

Richard LeMieux had it all: a successful business. a loving family, luxury cars, and plenty of money in the bank. That is until his business went under, his mental health declined, and he lost everything. LeMieux found himself homeless; living out of a van with his faithful companion, Willow (the Wonder Dog), in Bremerton, Washington. Breakfast at Sally's (Sally's is what the homeless call the Salvation Army) chronicles LeMieux's life as a homeless man. This moving, heartfelt narrative gives the reader an intimate look at homelessness and challenges many of the stereotypes regarding who the homeless are and how they arrived there. LeMieux's story also testifies to how important institutions like the Salvation Army and local churches are to the well-being of the homeless in their communities. Recommended for readers who enjoy human interest stories and anyone who has ever wondered what it might be like to be homeless. (FL)

1 comment:

Bev said...

Another wonderful book you've chosen.
Definitely want to look for this one at my local library. So many books-so little time : (

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