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Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
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Oct 30, 10


Wonderful book. I'm not sure what Orwell was doing but he lived as a hand to mouth dishwasher in Paris and later as a tramp in London and described it all matter-of-factly. Is there a strassburg school of journalism?

Almost 100 years later, I was a short order cook and not much had changed working with the underclass.
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