Re: ex-homeless author's book tour (by bus): Burns'

Theodore Latham (tedrico@hotmail.com)
Thu, 18 Jun 1998 16:03:29 PDT


Tom,

I miss touring the country by thumb and greyhound! I actually can't say 
which I enjoyed more .. they both had their ups and downs. Greyhound is 
comfortable, unless you're going coast to coast or great lakes to gulf 
like I did once! My rear end still hurts from those "uncomfortable after 
a few hours" Greyhound Americruiser II edition seats! Hitchhiking really 
gets the adrenaline flowing through your body, what with being out on a 
limb like that, not knowing if you're gonna get that next ride within 
minimal walking time or even if you do, will you get robbed or sodemized 
by the driver before you reach your destination point, or will you be 
tempted to rob the driver your damself :) LOL 

    Back to the subjext matter .... I hope this guy gets some good stats 
and captures the true, TRUE plight of the homeless in his words when he 
writes the book! After all, if the book is doesn't tell the true story 
of the homeless, then the "Movie" won't be accurate either! By the way 
Tom ..... Good luck to you when your western/canadian adventure gets 
underway! I'd house you and would probably want to tag along with you 
throughout all the cities on your visiting list :)  Nuff said!


Regards,

Tedrico Latham


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Tom Boland <wgcp@earthlink.net> forwarded:
>
>
>http://www.azstarnet.com/public/dnews/080-3569.html
>FWD  [Tuscon] Arizona Daily Star - 15 June 1998
>
>
>     AUTHOR'S BOOK TOUR FOLLOWS THE LIFESTYLE OF THE HOMELESS
>
>     by Jill Jorden Spitz
>
>
>This will be no ordinary book tour.
>
>Instead of a chauffeured limousine, the author will travel by Greyhound
>bus. Instead of a posh hotel, he'll sleep in homeless shelters. Instead 
of
>five-star restaurants, he'll get his meals wherever they're cheapest.
>
>That's just the way Bobby Burns wants it.
>
>Burns, who wrote a book about his stay 4 1/2 years ago at Tucson's
>Primavera men's shelter, has two goals for his upcoming national book 
tour.
>
>First, to call attention to the continuing problem of homelessness in 
the
>United States. Second, to promote his book, ``Shelter: One Man's 
Journey
>From Homelessness to Hope.''
>
>Burns' tour will begin Oct. 22 in Tucson with a book-signing at Barnes 
&
>Noble Booksellers at the Foothills Mall.
>
>Other stops on the tour - being arranged by his publisher, The 
University
>of Arizona Press - include Phoenix; Los Angeles; El Paso; Dallas; 
Atlanta;
>Raleigh, N.C.; New York City; Richmond, Va.; Baltimore; Washington, 
D.C.;
>Chicago; and Kansas City, Mo.
>
>Most of the tour will be sponsored by the Primavera Foundation, the 
local
>homeless advocacy group for which Burns now sits on the board of 
directors.
>The group is giving Burns $1,500 for his bus ticket and meals.
>
>That leaves only one unmet need: Burns hopes to find one more sponsor 
to
>lend or give him a laptop computer - on which he hopes to chronicle the
>tour as the basis for his next book.
>
>END FORWARD
>
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