Without a Net At 24, Kennedy left her unemployed husband and took off with their three small children to a coastal Maine town where she planned to make… 2005-02-17 Nonfiction Viking
Book Review

Without A Net (2005)

Details Release Date: Feb 17, 2005; Writer: Michelle Kennedy; Genre: Nonfiction; Publisher: Viking

At 24, Kennedy left her unemployed husband and took off with their three small children to a coastal Maine town where she planned to make a better life. (They'd been living in an uninsulated cabin with no running water or refrigerator.) Instead, she ended up cooking ramen on a campfire and putting the kids to sleep every night in the back of her Subaru wagon while she finished her low-paying waitressing shift at a local pub. Kennedy's vivid account of her months of homelessness makes a lively read, though you never really doubt that this resourceful and articulate young woman will find her way out of poverty in the end.

Originally posted Feb 21, 2005 Published in issue #808 Feb 25, 2005 Order article reprints
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