From Riches to Rags: My Direct Approach to Solving Homelessness and How I Got My Ass Kicked

Rated 5.00/5 based on 7 reviews
I spent a year attempting to solve homelessness as a 23 year old recent college graduate. Inspired by the Jesuit ideals ingrained in me through my Catholic education, I pulled the homeless off the streets to live with them and attempted to help them get jobs. However, balancing my days in corporate America and my nights with the homeless created frequent conflicts. More

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Review by: Mary Ann on March 06, 2012 :
Forgot to rate it - 6 stars out of 5!!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Mary Ann on March 06, 2012 : (no rating)
What wonderful insights. Like another reviewer, I laughed, I cried, and I'm still thinking. Anyone who has patted themselves on the back for making a "donation" to a homeless person or has volunteered in a soup kitchen or has donated old clothes to a shelter, etc. needs to read this book.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Leslie Lippert on Feb. 05, 2012 : (no rating)
It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made think . . . .
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Erin Teresa Devlin on Feb. 04, 2012 :
The truth in this story goes beyond its status of non-fiction. This chronicle of hope challenges the definitions of both success and worth, bringing out the light of a deeper truth. By the end, the reader is fully aware of what life can be like in the shoes of someone with no home, no job, and no options. This book is an excellent choice for socially-minded book clubs and any individual who has felt the despair of handing a dollar to someone on a street corner and wants to do so much more.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Krystal Covey on Jan. 17, 2012 : (no rating)
One of the most gripping, intriguing, and inspiring books I have ever read! It makes you reflect on what issues move you and helps motivate you towards being proactive. Amazing.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Kristen Whitworth on Jan. 13, 2012 :
one of the most interesting and inspirational books I've ever read!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Eric Bjonerud on Jan. 10, 2012 :
One of the most moving stories I've ever read!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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