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Scratch Beginnings by Adam Shepard
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Feb 27, 2012

did not like it
bookshelves: library-psa
Read from February 27 to March 05, 2012

At first I found this book to be intriguing, I thought it would be interesting to see what happened to him. He graduated college then with $25 in his pocket he started a project, to prove that you can really, to build him self up from nothing. He did not take his background or credentials with him. his goal was to have a car, an apartment, a job and $2,500 in the bank by the end of the year. he stayed in a homeless shelter for a while, found jobs through them, got medical care through them, food stamps, living arragements etc. i started to get pissed off at this book and realize he was a selfish prick really. 1. he was taking space and resources and money away from those who need it more than he does 2. he talked down to some of these folks though he really thinks he didnt, or so i believe. i mean what if the time he broke his toe when working for the moving company and was sent to the er...and the company paid for this visit...what if after that the company wouldnt be able to afford to do it again for someone who wasnt doing an experiment. he told folks in the end, those he had made friends with, about his experiment, and told them how they could do it, just like him, if they really wanted to. ugh i just...pissed off in the end. next.
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