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Will Work For Food Or $: A Memoir From The Roadside Bruce Moody

Will Work For Food Or $: A Memoir From The Roadside

Bruce Moody

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ISBN : 9781590030318
Hardcover
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When Bruce Moody was almost 60, he got fired. After a lifetime of writing and working contract jobs in-between, he found himself in a dire situation. Unable to find work as he always had before, he faced homelessness. He panicked, fell into a well ofMoreWhen Bruce Moody was almost 60, he got fired. After a lifetime of writing and working contract jobs in-between, he found himself in a dire situation. Unable to find work as he always had before, he faced homelessness. He panicked, fell into a well of horror and shame. In desperation, Moody made a simple sign and began a life on the side of the road.With neither self-pity nor pride, Bruce Moody shares his life on the roadside, the unexpected elation he feels at his contact with others, the joy he gets by being out of doors, and the surprising generosity he experiences. In recreated diary fashion Will Work for Food or $ reads like a novel, complete with dialogue, character development, and plot. We meet the people he meets and learn some surprising things about asking, giving, receiving. Will Work for Food or $ offers a timely reminder that the smartest and the strongest dont always win, but winning (and money) might not be the most important thing.Some of Bruce Moodys rules for himself while on the road: Ask for work every time you can get the words out.Take all work offered.Dont ask what theyre paying beforehand.Run it like a business, record responses and earnings in a journal.Never leave early.Never look at money as you take it. Puts the ancient tradition of begging as a spiritual practice firmly in the 21st century. Timely, hopeful story of resourcefulness, generosity, and joy in the face of adversity will appeal to different spiritual traditions.