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Author: Richard LeMieux
ISBN: 1620871793
Language: English
Pages: 448 pages
Category: Christian Living
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing; 1 edition (October 1, 2012)
Rating: 4.1
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Breakfast at Sally's is that book for me. Many times in our busy lives we come across homeless people and we often take the life of a homeless person for granted. In our busy lives we tend to dismiss individuals whom do not live up to our standards or better yet, have nothing to offer us. After reading this book I realize how everyone, including homeless people, have a purpose in this life.

A man who has lost it all is homeless and decides to write this book.

The next, he was living out of a van with only his dog, Willow, for company. This astonishingly frank memoir tells the story of one man's resilience in the face of economic disaster. A man who has lost it all is homeless and decides to write this book.

Breakfast at Sally’s : one homeless man’s inspirational journey /. Richard LeMieux. p. cm. 9781602392939. 2. Homeless men-Washington (State). 3. Homeless persons-Washington (State).

Breakfast at Sally's made a difference! Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 10 years ago. Few books that I have read can be called a "game changer" in my life. Richard LeMieux's book is a collection of stories that are raw at times and heart warming others. Richard (and Willow) put a face and a name to homelessness and reminds each of us that many of us are living in a glass house that could be shattered tomorrow.

Breakfast at Sally's is a rare inside-look at how the other America lives, and how one man, beaten down and alone . He was nearly 60 years old, and he was homeless. This surprisingly uplifting and upbeat book chronicles his life as a man who lived on the streets

Breakfast at Sally's is a rare inside-look at how the other America lives, and how one man, beaten down and alone, was able to reconnect, find good people, and ultimately, with their help, to persevere. This surprisingly uplifting and upbeat book chronicles his life as a man who lived on the streets. In fact, he began writing the book while he was homeless, banging out the manuscript on a salvaged typewriter, writing about his thoughts and emotions and the people he encountered (including the streetwise 'ŒC,' who exists in the book as LeMieux'™s spiritual guide and sidekick).

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Breakfast at Sally's. One Homeless Man's Inspirational Journey. Breakfast at Sally's refutes stereotypes about the homeless. Anyone reading it will no doubt become more compassionate and empathetic towards homeless people. —Michael Stoops, Executive Director, National Coalition for the Homeless. A vivid, honest peek into a world we rarely se. —Nan Roman, President and CEO, National Alliance to End Homelessness. 'Sally's' refers to the Salvation Army soup kitchen, a friendly way station for LeMieux and his ever-present companion, 'Willow the Wonder Do. "—Charlotte Observer.

Features a new foreword by the author and a heartfelt endorsement of the book and its mission by Washington State's First Lady, Trudi Inslee!

Features a new foreword by the author and a heartfelt endorsement of the book and its mission by Washington State's First Lady, Trudi Inslee! Once a happily married businessman, avid golfer, and the proud owner of several luxury cars and three boats, conservative-minded Richard LeMieux saw his fortune change almost overnight. In this astonishingly heartfelt memoir, he describes his descent into homelessness and his struggle to survive personal and economic disaster. Evicted from his home in 2002 and living with his dog, Willow, in a beat-up old van, LeMieux finds himself.

Once a happily married businessman, an avid golfer, and the proud owner of several luxury cars and three boats, conservative-minded Richard LeMieux saw his fortune change almost overnight.  In this now classic memoir that has touched thousands o

Comments (7)
Nekora
Richard's story affected me, on a level I never expected. His spiral from a confident, nonchalant married man, father, husband, and wealthy business owner to homelessness is well documented in this revealing, heartfelt book. I couldn't put it down and now I can't stop thinking about it. This man's battle with depression, guilt, and sorrow is interwoven with the experiences he has, the people he meets, and the dog "Willow" who is ever at his side. At the end of his book I am left thinking that Richard LeMieux is a better man for this unwanted journey. He made me laugh out loud at his descriptions of the characters and their stories, and sometimes he made me cry. I know I am a better person because of Richard's journey, and I will never look at a homeless person again without Richard's insight, love, compassion and gratitude.
Zeus Wooden
Every once in awhile we read a book and that book becomes the treasure we will keep throughout our journey. Breakfast at Sally's is that book for me. Many times in our busy lives we come across homeless people and we often take the life of a homeless person for granted. In our busy lives we tend to dismiss individuals whom do not live up to our standards or better yet, have nothing to offer us. After reading this book I realize how everyone, including homeless people, have a purpose in this life. In following Richard's journey we see that there are truly "angels" among us and sometimes angels are put on this earth in the form of a homeless person or someone who doesn't fit our standard of living. Richards meets many angels on his journey. I am not a religious person and neither was Richard but after reading this book I feel regardless of who or what your belief is in, we need to take care of each other. All lives are precious and everyone whose path we cross can teach us a lesson.

The second form of enlightenment comes as Richard is telling us about his past. He was a successful businessman who had the world at his feet. Between the sprawling home, the fast cars, the luxurious vacations, he was no doubt living the dream. While on this path, he was also considered a good friend to many, a wonderful partner and a father that was looked up to and loved. A perfect family, living the American dream. After his unfortunate turn of events everyone was gone; from his golf partners to his loving wife and most sadly, his dear children. I cringe to think that his childrens love for Richard was in abundance while the money machine was in action. Once the money was gone, so was the undying love for their father. As sad and despondent as Richard was, nobody from his past, including his children were there for him. What a tragedy. Richard writes about how he gave the very best he had to his children and provided for them a very extravagant lifestyle while he could. It is sad to think that if tomorrow we were suddenly homeless and penniless, who would be there for us? Would we become an embarrassment to our children? Would our wedding vows no longer have meaning? Would our friends no longer have the time to invite us to their homes?

I hope that you will have the inspiration to read Breakfast at Sally's. I am so grateful that Mr. LeMieux had the courage and the determination to share his journey with us. Many lives will forever be changed because of this book.
Kigabar
In addition to George Orwell's Down and Out in Paris and London that was written in the early 20th century, this book is an artless account of a man deprived of the securities of life that reveals daily aspects of the homeless and their situations, which have not been drastically changed since the Orwell's time period. No man is born to be homeless, but his situation plunges him into such deprivation. So you can never judge a homeless person based upon your assumption that he must have caused his own downfall. It's not that simple. It's a social phenomenon that all of us are somehow responsible for. But this book was not written with a fist clenched in anger but with affection for humanity the author felt and shared with his friends at the Salvation Army, the pastor who manifested the milk of human kindness forthwith, and
Willow, the author's faithful canine (Bichon Frise) companion. This book will touch your heart one way or another, and if it doesn't, then your heart is made of steel.
Ballalune
The topic for this book isn't one you typically see addressed in literature (or much in journalism, for that matter). Homelessness is a terrible artifact of our society's structure - one that most of us would rather ignore. The systems that we have put in place have left large gaps through which people fall during hard times due to misfortune, medical crisis, mental health problems, etc. The streets are home for veterans with PTSD, single moms, the untreated mentally ill, runaways...

Richard LeMieux does a beautiful job describing this world in a thoughtful, interesting, and non-academic way, laying out the story of his own experience during the time he was homeless and the tales of many he met along the way. It's touching, thought-provoking, well-written, respectful, introspective, and an interesting and easy read.
Bele
This was an enjoyable read, very personal telling of author's life as a homeless man. He does meet some interesting and crazy folks along the way. When he tells about the helping hands that showed up when needed, specifically the minister allowing him to stay overnite in the church, use the shower, refrigerator etc., I was reminded of a similar event involving my church years ago. Our pastor insisted on leaving the church door unlocked offering homeless folks shelter for the nights. He met with objection and worry from church members concerned about damage and liability -- points brought up by the author in this story. It is a dilemma. Our church was burned down with the cause being cigarette butts. No one was injured, but it makes a sad circumstance become a heartbreaking one. Trying to be kind Christians does not necessarily make homeless people responsible or grateful. I'm glad Mr. Lemieux was both.