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Author Konik, Michael, author.

Title The unexpected guest : how a homeless man from the streets of L.A. redefined our home / Michael Konik.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Diversion Books, 2020.
1 hold on first copy returned of 2 copies


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor  New Shelf  92 BAILEY,M KON    Available
 PAS Santa Catalina Branch Non-Fiction  New Shelf  92 BAILEY,M KON    Available
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
1 copy being processed for PAS Santa Catalina Branch On Order.
Description 299 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary In this stirring memoir, discover the timely story of a couple who takes in a homeless man and the life-altering effect the experience has on all three of them. For years, "Fisher King Mike" wandered L.A., preaching to his people. On occasion he'd share an open mic night with Michael Konik, who offered a curious and sympathetic ear, particularly when the Fisher King lamented his separation from his wife (who he claimed was Selena Gomez). As the pair began to trust one another, confusion and distance gave way to something that astounded them both. The Unexpected Guest gives love profound new dimensions with its story of family, friendship, and the meaning of home. Konik offered food and a pair of pants when his new friend came by, and wondered how much he owed the troubled Fisher King-a question all of America faces with the nation's ongoing homelessness crisis. When Konik and his wife gave Fisher King Mike a place in their home, handy as he turned out to be with household projects, they witnessed a guest become a caretaker. Gone was the man who gave sermons about his supposed estate next door to Kanye West. Gone was the man drifting through life. What each never saw coming was their own transformation and the lessons they'd learn about what it means not only to be good people, but simply to be human.
Subject Bailey, Michael James.
Homeless men -- California -- Biography.
Homeless persons -- California -- Los Angeles.
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