Land of the Lost Souls

“Land of the Lost Souls, My Life on the Streets” by Cadillac Man

This book was originally written by Cadillac Man in spiral notebooks over a period of sixteen years. He covers the perils, freedoms and uncertainties of a man living on the streets of New York City. No matter how many homeless people you’ve seen, perhaps even known, I am sure that you know little about what their day-to-day life is like. I know that I did not. This book gives an intimate and frightening view of what that existence is like.

Cadillac Man got his street name from being hit by a Cadillac and afterwards bearing the imprint of the car’s logo. He has a way of telling much of his story humorously, but there is also fear, fighting, death and even romance in his life. If you are offended by foul language then perhaps this isn’t a book for you. I found the gritty verbiage more believable than if it had been sanitized.

This book is illuminating and probably should be read by most of us who have a safe environment and place to call home. There are many reasons why there are folks living on the streets and we should be more aware of them.

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  1. Please, join us from the comfort of your own home to discuss Robin Diangelo’s best-selling book, White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism.

    According to Wikipedia, this book “discusses many different aspects and manifestations of white fragility that Diangelo encountered in her work as a diversity and inclusion training facilitator.”

    Father John Judie and Susan Sherman, from St. Margaret Mary, will facilitate this study via Zoom. Participants can join by phone or computer on
    Monday evenings, 7pm-8:30pm:
    February 1, 8, 15, 22
    March 1, 8

    To ask questions or register, contact Joan Huber, jehuber@gmail.com, 502-409-2495.
    Register by January 24.
    The book can be purchased on Amazon. For those who do not purchase online, the Cathedral plans to have some copies available for purchase in our office for $10 each. The office is open 9-4, M-F. Please call first to make sure books are in stock: 502-582-2971. also can order locally from Carmichaels

    Hi Sue, I thought you might be interested in this discussion group and didn’t know how else to reach you. The format is very informal; you can come and go as you please and the book is most provocative. i hope you will consider participating.

    Rose

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