Saturday, September 29, 2012
Under The Overpass by Mike Yankoski
I recently received "Under the Overpass" by Mike Yankoski free to review from the publisher
Here is what the Publisher had to say about the title:
Ever Wonder What it Would Be Like to Live Homeless?
Mike Yankoski did more than just wonder. By his own choice, Mike's life went from upper-middle class plush to scum-of-the-earth repulsive overnight. With only a backpack, a sleeping bag and a guitar, Mike and his traveling companion, Sam, set out to experience life on the streets in six different cities—from Washington D.C. to San Diego— and they put themselves to the test.
For more than five months the pair experienced firsthand the extreme pains of hunger, the constant uncertainty and danger of living on the streets, exhaustion, depression, and social rejection—and all of this by their own choice. They wanted to find out if their faith was real, if they could actually be the Christians they said they were apart from the comforts they’d always known…to discover first hand what it means to be homeless in America.
Mike and Sam's story is gritty, challenging, and utterly captivating. What you encounter in these pages will radically alter how you see your world—and may even change your life.
This is a neat book that I really did enjoy. It catalogs for us this journey or experience that Mike took on. Living as a homeless person. Could you do it?
That is what I am left thinking: Could I do that?
Could I live like that even for one night?
Since reading this book it has opened my eyes and my families eyes to those around us. We have seen the homeless village outside Walmart and even taken them soup and food a few times.
So don't read this book if you don't want your eyes opened and your life to change!