While finishing up his degree at Harvard Divinity School, John Christopher Frame stepped outside the walls of academia and onto the streets, spending a summer with the homeless community around Harvard University.

During those ten weeks, John better understood a world he had known only from the outside, becoming even more aware of not only what the homeless did, but who the homeless are. John's street companions included Chubby John, who offered John a tent at his camp before the summer even began; George, who was the first homeless person John met after moving to the area the year before; and Dane, a former cocaine addict who spoke with a professor’s vocabulary. John became especially close with Neal, a deeply spiritual man who battled the bottle, along with concerns that, because of his health, he may have been living his last days.

In this unique book, the author’s narrative is blended with the words of these four urban pioneers, who share their own stories, offering first-person-insider perspectives of life as they see it. The book shows how John learned with, from, and about his homeless friends, sharing an unforgettable story—told together—of life on the streets.

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