Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Scratch Beginnings: Me, $25, and the Search for the American Dream

How much can a person with $25 and the clothes on his back accomplish in a year? This is the question that Adam Shepard set out to answer. Scratch Beginnings is this story. Follow his journey through homelessness, searching for a job, setbacks, and triumphs. The language and reality of the streets is represented on the page for readers.

I read this book as part of my new nonfiction challenge. It was a great beginning to the challenge. I found the book both entertaining and inspiring.

This is a great book for adults and older teens. The final thoughts that Shepard offers are an insightful reflection on his experience, and a lesson all of us can learn.

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