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Homelessness Sparked My Lifelong Love of Literature

Thrift stores — and nights in my Corolla — led me to the power of books

When I was 19, I threw a mug of hot coffee at a framed wall tapestry my dad purchased when he was in Italy. The cost in damages was a few thousand for the tapestry, a couple of bucks for the mug and brew, and my ability to continue living there.

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Michael Guevarra

Bay Area writer, sociologist, and feral poet // editor of The Anticapital