This frank, unprocessed compilation of stories from the street entertainers of New Orleans is a welcome addition to the post-post-Katrina literary output. The voices are heard clearly without editorializing or normative remarks. The author concedes that there was not time for an introduction. I hope in the next printing he can provide an introduction with context about busking in New Orleans. The stories prove that at least in New Orleans, it is not necessary to be middle class to be happy. This should sit on the same shelf of literary portraits of N.O. life as "Managing Ignatius" and "Fat White Vampire Blues".