Don't Let the Bench Bugs Bite
Portraits of Homeless New York
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When writing a feature about murals painted under the pavements of Manhattan by homeless artists, Alan Emmins was challenged by a homeless dancer to try homelessness himself to better understand what he was writing about. He took up the challenge. Don't Let the BENCH Bugs Bite is a humorous, tender and tragic portrait of an invisible New York City, and a society full of surprises.
"An absolutely fascinating book!" Robert Elms - the BBC
"Digging beneath the depressing statistics and grinding poverty, Emmins' is a more than human portrait" Dazed & Confused
'Cutting edge reportage - Alan Emmins sees the world with such a fresh eye!' William Shaw - Author of Westsiders