By Vago Damitio
note: hi there now not the grasp variation, 2013, yet Chris's (JV) unique ebook, 2003 (published on amazon in 2011). Sharing as a super ebook. couldn't withstand. the grasp variation i'm convinced should be alongside quickly (and has been asked in epub format.)
This is the unique tough Living:Tips and stories of a Vagabond via Vago (Chris) Damitio.
Rough dwelling: assistance and stories of a Vagabond is a self-published tome by means of Pacific Northwesterner Chris Damitio.
The first half the ebook includes convenient candid recommendation approximately residing in the street, within the wasteland, your motor vehicle, or simply sofa browsing. remarkable nuggets contain a bit on hitchhiking etiquette from either views and the way to roll a cigarette out of the tobacco on the backside of stumbled on butts. no matter if taken as functional recommendation or preferred by means of the vicarious
"armchair adventurer," as Damitio loves to say, the contents are sensible and entertaining.
The moment and longer component to the e-book is a lyrical magazine of Damitio's adventures, either family and out of the country. In them, the reader will get to work out some of the guidance and hazards spoken of within the first part performed out in nonfiction prose. As an individual who chooses success and experience over the indenture of employment, Damitio's vignettes ensue one of the transitority groups of touring foreigners and wizened urchins. As Damitio explores the planet, there's a pleasant combination of jovial under the influence of alcohol and stoned adventures, and critical considerate reflections.
Like the Jacks, Black and Kerouac, Damitio's sort is either interesting and business. There are occasional moments that slip into the Kerouacian touristy conceitedness, akin to the part during which Damitio smugly takes in a filthy rich, touring couple through brooding about if he may have a spouse as attractive because the girl if he have been to manage to pay for as huge a jewel because the one she activities on her finger. Lao-lao whiskey, opium, and pot all thread their method into the narrative, and Damitio's enthusiasm for intoxication is only one of the various aspects of his political philosophy which are printed within the book.
Like a hippified motion event hero, Damitio's stories of shuttle express the reader tips to be innovative (he acquired his aircraft fare to Asia on the slot machines) and heroic (he is helping shop girls from a lewd vacationer, then saves the under the influence of alcohol tourist's life). tough dwelling is an ideal instance of the outdated street romance made modern. For these tempted to check their good fortune, it's addictive, like missives from an eloquent good friend abroad.
~MARJORIE SKINNER- Portland Mercury