Back-in-the-day, Larry Hankin lived homeless for a year and through his writings, decided to explore the comic and different ways different people "survive" and choose to define the word itself. Through comic fable, Dossier, oral history, rants, doggerel 'pomes', lovelorn laments, near suicide & a Haiku, Hankin's quirky stories reveal how 3 completely different characters "survive" in contemporary America:
A 15-year-old runaway grows into his mid-30's through 8 funny fables.
A former U.S. president's personal rise, fall, impeachment, punishment, and self-styled redemption is laid out through his Personal FBI Dossier released through the Freedom of Information Act.
And: The last 4 years of a 70-year-old homeless man and doggerel poet told through his own notebooks, voice recordings and 'pomes', all of which were found among his belongings after he passed away.