• Grand Central Winter, Expanded Second Edition

  • Stories from the Street
  • By: Lee Stringer
  • Narrated by: Kevin Kenerly
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (41 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In the underground tunnels below Grand Central Terminal, Lee Stringer - homeless and drug-addicted for 11 years - found a pencil to run through his crack pipe. One day he used it to write. Soon writing became a habit that won out over drugs, and before long Stringer had created one of the most powerful urban memoirs of our time.

With humane wisdom and a biting wit, Stringer chronicles the unraveling of his seemingly secure existence as a marketing executive and his odyssey of survival on the streets of New York. Whether he is portraying "God's corner", as he calls 42nd Street, or his friend Suzi, a hooker and "past-due tourist" whose infant he sometimes babysits, whether he recounts taking shelter underneath Grand Central by night and collecting cans by day or making a living hawking Street News on the subway, Lee Stringer conveys the vitality and complexity of a down-and-out life.

Rich with small acts of kindness, humor, and even heroism amid violence and desperation, Grand Central Winter offers a touching portrait of our shared humanity.

©2010 Lee Stringer (P)2010 Blackstone Audio

Critic Reviews

"Stringer possesses a sharp eye for the street and the rich, sagacious talent of a storyteller." ( Publishers Weekly)
"Stringer's crisp detail, straight-no-chaser wit, and uncompromising frankness are as bracing as his subject is significant." ( Booklist)

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Lee’s story is great! The narrator was amazing and made the story come to life. Raw truth and humor with such detail my heart raced at times.
Highly recommend this book!

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  • P. B. Hall
  • 02-28-20

Superb reading

Kevin Kenerly’s reading lends appropriate weight to this non-fiction modern classic. Expanding a great deal on the first edition this feels like a whole new book. Maybe not as succinct as the original but still excellent clear prose, every line considered and every chapter leaving images which stick in the mind.