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Memoirs and Biographies of the Homeless

Berck, Judith
No Place to Be: Voices of Homeless Children
HV4505 .B47 1992
Cadillac Man
Land of the Lost Souls: My Life on the Streets
HV4506.N6 C33 2009
Cadillac Man spent 16 years on the streets and recorded his experiences in a journal. In Land of the Lost Souls he recounts his experiences in his unique voice.
Flynn, Nick
Another Bullshit Night In Suck City: A Memoir
PS3556.L894 Z464 2004
Isay, David, Stacy Abramson, and Harvey Wang
Flophouse: Life on the Bowery
HV4506.N6 I83 2000x
Karp, Brianna
The Girl's Guide to Homelessness: A Memoir
HV4505.K37 2011
Karp lost her corporate job during the Great Recession, and found herself living in her trailer in a Walmart parking lot. Her story began on her darkly humorous blog of the same name, and this memoir continues her tale.
Liebow, Elliot
Tell Them Who I Am: The Lives of Homeless Women
HV4506.W2 L54 1993
Lopez, Steve
The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music
ML418.A96 L66 2008
This was also made into a movie of the same name and tells the true tale of a Los Angeles newspaper reporter who discovers a brilliant street musician.
Louise, Regina
Somebody's Someone: A Memoir
HV883.T4 R44 2003
Murray, Liz
Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard
HV4506.N6 M96 2010
Liz Murray became homeless at the age of 15, but overcame homelessness and eventually made it to Harvard. This memoir became the basis for the Lifetime Original Movie "Homeless to Harvard."
Rao, Cheeni
In Hanuman's Hands: A Memoir.
E184.E2 R375 2009x
Rao's upbringing in a family of devoutly religious immigrants brings a unique twist to this memoir of addiction and homelessness in Chicago. Tales from the epic poem The Ramayana help guide this story of recovery.
Stringer, Lee
Grand Central Winter: Stories From the Street
HV4506.N6 S77 1998
Vollmann, William T.
Poor People
HV4028.V65 2007
Walls, Jeannette
The Glass Castle: A Memoir
HV5132.W35 2005