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Bum Deal

ISBN: 9781402244728

By: Barry SoperRufus Hannah

Published: 09/01/2011

I was supposed to give a speech when I got the award, but now I had no idea what to say. Given what my life had been like in recent years, I felt as if this were some kind of bad dream. I thought about being born in a small Southern town, beginning my life by drinking beer from a baby bottle, getting kicked out of school, the whole army disaster, the crazy van trip out West, train jumping – and then, all those years I spent as a homeless drunk.

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PRAISE for A BUM DEAL

“Hannah’s recollections of his mental state at the time are almost heartbreaking in their honesty and intensity…remarkable story of personal redemption.”
—Booklist starred review

“Here is the remarkable story behind an American tragedy, a twisted fall into unspeakable exploitation and the hoary depths of human existence followed by a redemptive return to grace.”—Steve Lopez, author of The Soloist and LA Times columnist

“A remarkable true story of how a chance meeting between two very different men transformed them not only into friends, but humanitarians on a crucial mission. If there was ever a lesson on the nobility of the human spirit, even under the most adverse circumstances, it is found in the pages of this incredible book.”
—Brian Levin

“A Bum Deal: An Unlikely Journey from Hopeless to Humanitarian artfully explains the importance of understanding homelessness one life at a time. This gritty no-holds-barred memoir juxtaposes acts of unthinkable exploitation with instances of profound and encouraging exhortation.”
—Neil J. Donovan, Executive Director, National Coalition for the Homeless

Rufus Hannah is known to millions around the world, unfortunately, as “Rufus the Stunt Bum” because of his participation in the infamous Bumfights video series. But his story doesn’t end there…it is a story of incredible pride and perseverance, and a recovery few could have imagined.

Rufus’s story is inspiring to anyone who has ever struggled with personal demons and life challenges and wondered where they would find the strength to survive even one more day.

About the Author

Rufus Hannah

Rufus Hannah is an advocate for the homeless, and currently an assistant manager of a town home development. He was formerly featured in the infamous Bumfights videos and was labeled “Rufus the Stunt Bum.” Activist and businessman Barry Soper, is chairman of the board of Oak Grove, a nonprofit educational and residential treatment center.

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January 7, 2008

Heavy rains and wind had clobbered the capital city of Sacramento for the past week. And if that wasn’t bad enough, I was late—really late. I looked away from the flashing li...

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Format: eBook PDF

Dimensions
Length: 9 in
Width: 6 in
Weight: 0.00 oz
Page Count: 256 pages

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