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The Man in the Dog Park: Coming Up Close to Homelessness

Cathy A. Small


This book offers the reader a rare window into homeless life. Spurred by a personal relationship with a homeless man who became the book's co-author, the author takes a compelling look at what it means and what it takes to be homeless. Interviews and encounters with dozens of homeless people lead us into a world that most have never seen. We travel as an intimate observer into the places that many homeless frequent, including a community shelter, a day labor agency, a panhandling corner, a pawn shop, and a Housing and Urban Development (HUD) housing office. Through these personal stories, we w ... More

Keywords: homeless life, homeless people, US homelessness, humanity, compassion, housing, urban development

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501748783
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501748783.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cathy A. Small, author
Northern Arizona University