Travels with Lizbeth: Three Years on the Road and on the Streets

Travels with Lizbeth: Three Years on the Road and on the Streets

Lars Eighner

Language: English

Pages: 292

ISBN: 0449909433

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


"Remarkable . . . irresistibly funny." The New Yorker
The true story of a modern Robinson Crusoe and Huckleberry Finn, a homeless man and his erstwhile companion, a dog named Lizbeth, and their unbelievable, funny and poignant adventures on the road and on the streets.

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glasses and the driver's license and had shown up at the agency expecting to go to work? I was reminded of a saying I had heard once: Little boys squash ants in fun, but the ants die in earnest. So the executive director had urged me to get the glasses, and once he knew the glasses would do me no good, he had not bothered to inform me, for the price of a pair of eyeglasses was nothing to him. The only hope I had was to write the script for Jack Frost's next picture. Frost had described what he

ahead of us were foothills They were not the mountains. . was awestruck. My driver warned that gangs of desperadoes of various kinds were holed up in the wilderness, quite beyond the reach of the law. The banditos would surely kill an intruder, and indeed the intruder would be lucky who was no worse I than murdered. The L.A. area was then fixated with the belief that satanic death cults from Mexico were rampant. From time to time would mutilate a house cat, or something of the sort, and

saw what the neighborhood of Western Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard was like, I was glad to have her with me. Where the Hollywood Freeway passes under Hollywood Boulevard I found a weedy spot on a corner and sat down with Lizbeth on the gear. I had walked my limit with the gear and thereafter we moved at intervals from one bench at a bus stop to another. Lizbeth, on the other hand, was still feeling frisky because for most of the distance we had covered she had walked on sidewalks or grass. By

right. been repeated several times. They expected big clots but turned up only little ones. I was not going to die. And I would have discovered this fact if I had read the ultrasound report in my chart. (Evidently the report had not yet been reduced to writing when I went over my ER chart.) I had been admitted to the hospital because Dr. Velasquez wanted to reading the work me up ER chart, I for a psychiatric commitment. In had assumed the order for the psy- Lard Eighner 158 was

time did not notice it seemed not so soon, we until he had passed us him and stopped and honked his horn. The old pickup was very battered, mostly lime green, with a Florida license plate taped in the rear window of the cab. It sat on the shoulder under the crossover some two or three hundred yards beyond us. As fast as I could move with all the gear was hardly more than a brisk walk, even with Lizbeth Lard Eighner 14 towing me as hard she was able. The truck did not pull away sometimes

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