In this story, Don Thompson tackles the issue of homelessness through the character of a successful company CEO who loses everything and finds himself living in a cardboard shack. This shocking change of circumstances allows the author to examine how conservative perceptions of homeless people can be far from the truth, and he does this with a story that is both engaging and deeply moving. I knew by halfway through my reading that this was a book worthy of publishing with AIA Publishing.
When Roger Carrington, a successful CEO, loses everything after putting his own financial security ahead of his company’s survival, he is reduced to living in a cardboard shack under a Seattle freeway. In order to survive, he must adapt quickly to his new reality. His growing friendship and interdependence with a small band of people who share the overpass with him challenges his conservative values and narrow notions of homelessness. He finds himself reexamining his self-centered past and discovering a new purpose.
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WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT MASLOW’S BASEMENT:
“Gripping and evocative, Maslow’s Basement is a powerful work that explores the themes of loss, redemption, and the current human condition. A story that lingers with you long after you turn the last page.” – Sharon Duncan, Ph.D., author of The Scotia Mackinnon Mysteries and more.
“A fascinating story of transformation, big-hearted, compassionate, but realistic. Thompson vividly describes corporate backroom deals, prison survival, and life on the streets. I’ll never look at the homeless in quite the same way.” – Robert Garner McBrearty, award-winning author of A Night At The Y and other books.
“Thompson’s novel brings home to the reader, with flashes of insight, humor, and gritty realism, that homelessness can happen to anyone.” – Karl Marlantes, New York Times bestselling author.