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Street Life: My Story (Memoir Series Book Two) [Kindle Edition]

Wayne Kernochan
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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The streets of New York City have always been dangerous and scary, but the introduction of crack cocaine increased the violence and multiplied the homeless population. You see them in doorways and on benches, disheveled and rank; if you notice them at all, you cross to the other side of the street to avoid them. Now take a look at the life of a street person from the perspective of one of the few who survived. Pushers and prostitutes were Wayne Kernochan's only friends, and drugs were his escape. When given the opportunity to make money in the porn industry, it becomes nothing more than his next hit. The money never lasts, never makes a difference for more than a couple days. Yet through it all, he knows he needs to stop, and even seeks help, only to be told there is none. Gain new insight as he shares his highs and his lows in the quest for some semblance of a 'normal' life.


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About the Author

Wayne Kernochan is a writer and house painter, living in NYC with his wife and two cats

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  • File Size: 923 KB
  • Print Length: 216 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0072NXJDI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #358,689 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Real [and] Boring June 22, 2012
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Many readers seem to have been gripped by this book. Not me. It was, indeed, an easy, fast read made all the more so because of the lifeless chronology of events. Adjectives were too few--more liberal use would have imparted SOME atmosphere to the "laundry list" of events. The author manages to keep life out of what must have been, for him, genuinely horrid experiences. How many times can one read, basically: I had sex, I had sex, I did drugs, I had sex, I did drugs . . . and on and on.

Save your money and time for better books. I wasted mine.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Honest March 6, 2013
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The most important aspect of a memoir is honesty. Those who have lived on the streets and dealt with drug problems can spot a fraud right away and Street Life is genuine to its core. Perfect for readers who are looking for an honest take at life on the streets and not a sanitized Hollywood version of events.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Street Life January 19, 2013
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Took me longer than usual to finish this one. Although the characters are amusing, it doesn't' t seem to me that life on the streets would be so easy.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By J. Kang
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I've read through dozens of memoirs, and this is the worst one by far. It actually does a disservice to others who write autobiographies/memoirs. Tall tales and wishful thinking make up 95% of this piece of filth passed off as a memoir.
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7 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating piece of autobiography August 8, 2011
By Nymtoc
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Wayne Kernochan's "Street Life" grabs you from the first chapter and never lets go. It is a moving account of a young man's struggles with a complex environment and with himself in New York City during the 1980s. The drugs, prostitution and sexual adventures may turn off some readers, but they are not exploited. Rather, Kernochan tells this story of his early years in New York with discretion and admirable honesty. He has a sense of humor, too. I read this book in one sitting.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not good April 19, 2013
By Lorna
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Not worth the money, no good story line, boring. Characters are impersonal. Will consider these type of books next time I order.
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4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ugly Reality September 16, 2011
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This book is not for the sensitive or those easily offended. It is a harsh look at the ugly reality of life on the street. I met many lost souls just like the author while driving a cab in Tucson - hookers, pimps, johns, gays, druggies, and downright crazy people. They can be found on any city street in America.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprised by other reviews February 7, 2012
By Analise
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Based on the other reviews, I purchased this book. I was also curious about life on the streets and am not easily offended. In any case, I found myself skimming this book as it seemed discourse after discourse about scoring drugs, doing drugs, and arguing with other strung-out drug friends. Unfortunately, I was expecting to read something I didn't know.
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I'm a writer and painter, living in NYC with my wife and two cats.

I mostly write memoir, and novels based on true stories

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