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The Mole People by Jennifer Toth
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Jan 09, 12

Read from January 07 to 09, 2012

Author, Jennifer Toth, embarked upon the bravest adventure of her life when she decided to research homeless people who lived in tunnels under NYC during the early 1990's. The book is filled with a wealth of personal stories from those who lived on the subway level to those seven stories below the city. Along with their experiences, trials, triumphs, fears, and sorrows, these so-called "mole people" showed the readers they are humans, not animals, as they had often been called in the past. Anxious to let others know why they have chosen their lives of freedom underground, rather than be exposed to the rules and crime imposed upon them in their old lives aboveground, their plight makes one feel sad that society has not been able to reach so many, and has turned its back on its own, yet one feels impressed by the strength and pride for their lives which shines through in the pages. Read, and judge for yourself.
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