NO VACANCY: Homeless Women in Paradise
NO VACANCY describes a personal journey. It takes the reader from discovering homelessness on the Central Coast of California, to uncovering the complicated reasons for its existence. It confronts the barriers to solutions, and the challenges of success. NO VACANCY will break your heart and leave you with new eyes to see yourself and those around you. In it you will encounter stories of women (dead and alive) that will surprise you, challenge your notions of the homeless and guide you through the circuitous road of grassroots social change. NO VACANCY will encourage you, help you take the next step to making a difference in your community, and most importantly, help you to recognize our common humanity regardless of how we might appear on the outside.
About Michael E. Reid
In addition to No Vacancy: Homeless Women in Paradise (2Leaf Press, 2018), Michael E. Reid has published three collections of personal essays: My Own Skin; Searching for Home; Grand Illusions (Kindle eBook, Amazon). Other works have been published in Black Lives Have Always Mattered (2Leaf Press, 2017), Life in Pacific Grove (Park Place Publications, 2017), The LLI Review (Fall 2011), CURE (Summer 2010) and in the Community Foundation for Monterey County blog. Reid received an EdD from Temple University, MDiv from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, MA from New York University, and BA from Adelphi University. He is first generation American, an Episcopal priest, married and currently residing in Monterey, California, USA.
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Upcoming Book Signings and Appearances
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
St. Mary’s by the Sea Episcopal Church
146 12th Street (at Central Ave.)
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Free – Open to the Public