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Valli reviewed Travels With Lizbeth: Three Years on the Road and on the Streets on
Helpful Score: 2
This is the story of a man and his dog living on the streets. A true story. With a wry sense of humor, he tells us about all of his misadventures.
Very enjoyable. You genuinely like the characters and want so much more for them.
Review by Booklist: Travels touches on many subjects, but its most dominant quality is good storytelling. Eighner fills his pages with vivid descriptions, perceptive observations, humor, and writing that carries the reader easily over troublesome issues. His theme is homelessness. Since Eighner is knowledgeable, clear-eyed, and sharply articulate about the social welfare system, his book is also about waste, self-righteousness, and generosity in an affluent society. It's a story of poverty, physical stress, and ever-present anxiety, yet his dog Lizbeth, who can't be trusted to guard anything or keep quiet when necessary, brings with her a warm and amusing story of man and pet. It is also, variously, about a homosexual, mistrustful, talented, and difficult man doing his best to set and follow his own well-ruminated and admirable priorities under distressing conditions. Together, the pieces form an unaffected, absorbing narrative.