Without a Net by Michelle Kennedy
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Without a Net
By Michelle Kennedy

Without a Net

Middle Class and Homeless with Kids in America

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Without a Net by Michelle Kennedy

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Michelle Kennedy had a typical middle class American childhood in Vermont. She attended college, interned in the U.S. Senate, married her high school sweetheart and settled in the suburbs of D.C. But the comfortable life she was building quickly fell apart. At age twenty-four Michelle was suddenly single, homeless, and living out of a car with her three small children. She waitressed night shifts while her kids slept out in the diner's parking lot. She saved her tips in the glove compartment, and set aside a few quarters every week for truck stop showers for her and the kids.With startling humor and honesty, Kennedy describes the frustration of never having enough money for a security deposit on an apartment but having too much to qualify for public assistance. Without A Net is a story of hope. Michelle Kennedy survives on her wits, a little luck, and a lot of courage. And in the end, she triumphs."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780143036784
ISBN-10: 0143036785
Format: Paperback / softback
(197mm x 130mm x 15mm)
Pages: 212
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 31-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Michelle Kennedy

Michelle Kennedy s Salon.com piece about this experience touched a nerve: E-mails and letters poured in from readers who wanted the whole story. Kennedy was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize for her work in Brain, Child magazine. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times and the Christian Science Monitor.Visit Michelle Kennedy on the web at http: //www.mishakennedy.com"

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