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Lars Eighner

LARS EIGHNER was born in Corpus Christi, Texas. In 1988 he and his dog Lizbeth became homeless, and their experiences over the following three years were recorded in Travels with Lizbeth, which became a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice, and includes the often-cited essay "On Dumpster Diving." His other works include numerous story collections and a comic novel. He now lives in Austin with his partner.

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Travels with Lizbeth

Lars Eighner
St. Martin's Publishing Group
St. Martin's Griffin

"Lars Eighner is the Thoreau of the Dumpsters. Comparisons to Defoe's Robinson Crusoe and Hamsun's Hunger leap to mind. A classic of down-and-out literature." —Phillip Lopate


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On Dumpster Diving

Lars Eighner
St. Martin's Publishing Group
St. Martin's Press

"On Dumpster Diving" is a classic American essay read by and tought to millions. On the surface, it is an exposition on how to eat (safely) from dumpsters for those that find themselves down and out,...

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