Archive for February 18, 2015

5.0 out of 5 stars
An Introspective Journey of a Man’s Views of Homelessness, February 17, 2015
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This review is from: Gotta Find a Home: Conversations with Street People (Kindle Edition)


This is the first book I’ve read from the author, and I’ll admit I’ve never read such an intriguing story about homeless panhandlers in Canada.The book in itself is a journal recounting multiple encounters with different people whom Dennis socializes with on a daily basis. Gotta Find a Home depicts the heartbreaking stories of those who got left behind or the choices they made turned them to the streets.

The author paints a real scene with real characters who have back stories; some with painful pasts and others who do what they do to survive. I especially connected with Joy and her story truly touched me.

Cardiff displays poignant prose abilities and the writing style is real and gritty. Reading this book has shown me the unknown side of homeless people and sometimes we forget they are human beings like us- seeking a connection without judgment or prejudice. They simply desire understanding and their voices need to be heard.

Next time I see a panhandler, I won’t look the other way. Perhaps a sesame bagel, tea and a hug is what needs to be done.

Brava, Cardiff. Five stars from me.