help me find [his/her] life on the edge
October 15, 2009 11:34 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for a fascinating piece that I read a few years back that painted an extensive portrait of the lives and culture of runaways and other people living on the margins, written from personal experience. I think it was very long, divided into two pages, and possibly specifically directed at writers whom the author was criticizing for getting their culture wrong. I remember that s/he alked about getting started mugging or shoplifting, how to handle yourself in fights to minimize the amount of actual fighting you would be forced to do, and I forget what all else. One part that I particularly remember asserted that people in this sort of situation could be very conservative sexually but promiscuous emotionally, or something like that.
posted by mayhap to Society & Culture (4 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Although I particularly want to find this piece again, I'd also appreciate recommendations for anything similar. Thanks!