Wednesday, September 13, 2006


Today is the start of the blog tour for the book Squat. This looks like a fascinating book. It is written by Taylor Field, a pastor in inner city New York. He heads up the Graffiti Community Ministries, which is an outreach to the homeless community in NYC.

This is key, because Squat is 24 hours in the life of Squid, an obsessive-compulsive homeless kid who struggles for acceptance. The premise sound very interesting, and with Field's experience, he knows of which he talks about.

Unfortunately, I was a little late in registering for this tour of duty, so I did not get to read Squat ahead of time. It is definitely on my "must check out" list. However, I do happen to have, via the magic of the internet, a handy-dandy review link here for you.

I also invite you to check out the Squat website for more information. One of the great things about this book is that "all author proceeds from Squat will go to Graffiti Community Ministries, Inc., a service arm of the East Seventh Street Baptist Church on the Lower East Side of Manhattan where Field preaches." Now if you wondered about enjoying a fine read but felt guilty about spending a few bucks, your conscience is clear!

"We live in a squat. We don’t know squat. We don’t have squat. We don’t do squat. We don’t give a squat. People say we’re not worth squat."

1 comment:

  1. Hey...that was fine!

    Never discount the power of a link!
    As of 11:30PM tonight all this link love has moved Squat up to #6 on the Technorati Popular book list! Yahoo! almost to #1!