Book Discussion on Land of the Lost Souls

Cadillac Man talked about his book Land of the Lost Souls: My Life on the Streets (Bloomsbury USA; March 17, 2009). In the book he recounts… read more

Cadillac Man talked about his book Land of the Lost Souls: My Life on the Streets (Bloomsbury USA; March 17, 2009). In the book he recounts his story of life from middle-class American to the ranks of the homeless. He reveals details of the life he has lived for sixteen years on the streets of New York City. He was introduced by Will Blythe, who spoke about how he met Cadillac Man and first read his journals. Then Cadillac Man talked about adapting to life on the streets.

Also appearing at the event was Matthew Goodman, who read passages of his book Hold Love Strong: A Novel (Touchstone; April 14, 2009), about living in New York’s housing projects. 

Cadillac Man was born in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan and since the age of 44 has lived homeless in four of the city’s five boroughs. His journals have been excerpted in Esquire magazine. He was introduced by Will Blythe, the former literary editor of Esquire. Will Blythe is the author of To Hate Like This Is to Be Happy Forever: A Thoroughly Obsessive, Intermittently Uplifting, and Occasionally Unbiased Account of the Duke-North Carolina Basketball Rivalry (HarperCollins; February 28, 2006). close

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285740-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
May 10, 2009
Last Aired:
Dec 29, 2009

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  • May 10, 2009 | 4:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 10, 2009 | 7:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 02, 2009 | 9:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 03, 2009 | 2:19am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 28, 2009 | 10:47pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 29, 2009 | 2:29am EST | C-SPAN 2
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