All of them are trying to make the best they can of a desperate situation.
Every nation will have its pitfalls, but it is the way that the nation chooses to act in response to them that defines the character of the nation.
Through this fly-on-the-wall piece, Pat makes it possible to understand a world that most of us rarely encounter.
A quick read that opened my eyes to the fact that our small town, that continues to close its eyes to the homeless and the issues they face, is not the only place with this... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Pat LaMarche's background--working with the nation's poor--clearly helped her write this book. I don't think someone without her experience could have written it nearly as well. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Bookman
This book illuminates one of the things that we tend to forget about as we go through our daily lives...the fact that most of us, who are able to afford this book, have it easy. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Kasey
Left Out in America tells the story of the homeless community that has been cast aside by mainstream society. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Zaw
LaMarche has created a masterpiece. With finesse and linguistic skill she does not paint a picture of what it might be like to live in a homeless shelter... Read morePublished 16 months ago by chrissic
Keeping a level mind is difficult when you're thinking about situations that you would never experience. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Danny
While many public figures participate in philanthropy solely to boost their resumes, Pat has demonstrated a true interest in helping better the lives of people who need her help... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Chelsea Reid
Being a privileged member of society has evidently not caused Pat LaMarche to forget about the people who don't have as much. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Sam
This book provided an amazing view into the lives of the working poor, and made me want to help. The problem is, as the author points out, there's not a whole lot that we can do on... Read morePublished 16 months ago by perryb