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How many times do we pass by a homeless person in the street and just write them off as a waste of space? In this book the life story of one of these men, Stuart, is told by journalist and author Alexander Masters. As his story unfolds we learn how a young boys life and mind is slowly ruined ... Read review
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Stuart Hailed in Britain as "devastating," "inspirational" ("Saturday Telegraph"), ... more

"heartbreaking" ("Saturday Telegraph Magazine")
and "hilarious" ("The Spectator"), Masters
presents the tragic yet honest story of a boy
whose life left the rails early and just kept
going. Full description

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Stuart A Life Backwards by Masters, Alexander ( Author ) ON Feb-01-2006, Paperback - Alexander Masters

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Stuart 'Stuart does not like the manuscript. He's after a bestseller, "like what Tom ... more

Clancy writes". "But you are not an assassin
trying to frazzle the president with anthrax
bombs," I point out. You are an ex-homeless,
ex-junkie psychopath, I do not add.'

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Advantagesan interesting look at the life of one homeless man

DisadvantagesSometimes a bit academic

"How many times do we pass by a homeless person in the street and just write them off as a waste of space? In this book the life story of one of these men, Stuart, is told by journalist and author Alexander Masters. As his story unfolds we learn how a young boys life and mind is slowly ruined by abuse at the hands of his brother and then in childrens homes and he spirals into an adulthood filled with violence, drink and drugs, mental illness, prisons ..." Read review
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Pages: 304, Paperback, HarperPerennial

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Type Non-Fiction
Genre Biography
Subgenre Politics
Title Stuart: A Life Backwards
Author Alexander Masters
Publisher HarperPerennial
Number of Pages 304
Edition Paperback
ISBN 0007200366; 0007200374; 0385340001; 0385340885

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