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Lee Stringer

Photo © 2001 Cheung Ching Ming

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LEE STRINGER's journey from childhood homelessness in the ’60s, to adult homelessness in the ’80s, to his present career as a writer and lecturer, as told in Sleepaway School and Grand Central Winter, is one of the great odysseys of contemporary American life and letters. Stringer, the only board member of Project Renewal who is also a former patient of the facility, has demonstrated that writers are made, not born. He is the two-time recipient of the Washington Irving Award and, in 2005, a Lannan Foundation Residency. He is a former editor and columnist of Street News. His essays and articles have appeared in a variety of other... Read More

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Grand Central Winter
Stories from the Street
Written by Lee Stringer
Foreword by Kurt Vonnegut


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $14.95

Whether Lee Stringer is describing “God’s corner” as he calls 42nd Street, or his friend Suzy, a hooker and “past due tourist” whose infant child he sometimes babysits, whether he is recounting his experiences at Street News, where he began hawking the newspaper for a living wage, then wrote articles, and... Read more >
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Grand Central Winter
Stories from the Street
Written by Lee Stringer
Foreword by Kurt Vonnegut


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: July 14, 1998
Price: $21.95

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Grand Central Winter
Stories from the Street
Written by Lee Stringer
Foreword by Kurt Vonnegut


Format: eBook
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $14.95

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Sleepaway School
Stories from a Boy's Life: A Memoir
Written by Lee Stringer
Foreword by Kurt Vonnegut


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: January 3, 2006
Price: $13.95

Like his brother before him, Stringer was surrendered to foster care, shortly after birth, by his unwed and underemployed mother–a common practice for unmarried women in mid-century America. Less common was that she returned six years later to reclaim her children. Rather than leading to a happy ending, though, this is... Read more >
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Sleepaway School
Stories from a Boy's Life: A Memoir
Written by Lee Stringer
Foreword by Kurt Vonnegut


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: January 6, 2004
Price: $21.95

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Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

Sleepaway School
Stories from a Boy's Life; A Memoir
Written by Lee Stringer
Foreword by Kurt Vonnegut


Format: eBook
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $13.95

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.

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Like Shaking Hands with God
A Conversation about Writing
Written by Kurt Vonnegut and Lee Stringer


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: December 21, 2010
Price: $9.95

Like Shaking Hands with God details a collaborative journey on the art of writing undertaken by two distinguished writers separated by age, race, upbringing, and education, but sharing common goals and aspirations. Rarely have two writers spoken so candidly about the intersection where the lives they live meet the art they... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Like Shaking Hands with God
A Conversation about Writing
Written by Kurt Vonnegut and Lee Stringer


Format: eBook
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $9.95

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Also available as a trade paperback.
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