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Writer Lee Stringer.

Writer Lee Stringer. He spent eleven years on the streets of New York City, living n the tunnels under Grand Central Terminal, addicted to crack. His acclaimed memoir "Grand Central Winter: Stories from the Street" (Washington Square Press) chronicled his unraveling, from a marketing executive to being homeless and crack addicted. He collaborated on his new book with Kurt Vonnegut: "Like Shaking Hands with God: a conversation about writing" (Seven Stories Press)

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Other segments from the episode on January 3, 2000

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 3, 2000: Interview with Lee Stringer; Review of the Marcus Roberts' Trio's album "In Honor of Duke."

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