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Stuart book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. In this extraordinary book, Alexander Masters has created a moving portrait. Stuart Shorter spent his late teens and adult life alternating between the streets and prison with occasional, mostly short lived, forays into accommodation. Book Title: Stuart: A Life Backwards The author of the book: Alexander Masters Language: English ISBN: No data. ISBN No data. Format files: PDF, Epub.
I'm not in and I don't wanna talk to you! I didn't think it was like that. I was thinking maybe he should go to business school. But now I don't know. He ain't right. I've had to have words with him about the importance of politeness. It really shocked me, to be honest. Mr Shorter?
Stuart: A Life Backwards by Alexander Masters
According to police statements they could smell smoking oil when they arrived on the scene. Chip fat. It was the anniversary of my brother's death. I wanted to burn the devil out of myself. The Magistrate's Court decided they couldn't handle the complexities of Stuart's case so they referred it to the Crown Court. Forty policemen and Beats me why you hate the system. Well, my mum says she doesn't understand it neither. What did the barrister mean when he was talking about "attempted manslaughter"?
I reckon I tried to cut my neighbour's head off with a bread knife.
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You didn't. Did you? And if he hadn't have moved, I'd have got him too. So you called your neighbour who made your boing-boing-whoosh bed a poofter and then that's why he lost it?
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Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. Yes, you. Read this. It's amazing. Excuse me while I go pick up the broken pieces of my shattered heart from the floor. View 1 comment. Nov 20, Paul Bryant rated it really liked it Shelves: A beautiful dog, some kind of retriever probably, had a litter of puppies, every one of them a golden ball of pure joy, and this directly led to the deaths of three people in Oxford, that famous university town in England, some years ago.
The people were homeless, and it's a known fact that homeless people love their dogs, because their dogs are their family. And plus, a dog will keep you warm at night.
And especially they loved these little puppies and were thrilled when the owner of the puppie A beautiful dog, some kind of retriever probably, had a litter of puppies, every one of them a golden ball of pure joy, and this directly led to the deaths of three people in Oxford, that famous university town in England, some years ago.
And especially they loved these little puppies and were thrilled when the owner of the puppies gave them all away. But it was a cold, cold winter that year, so cold that in the January even hardcore homeless people were needing a shelter, which usually they would avoid like the plague.
But they had the beautiful little puppies. And the rule at the shelter was: So the homeless people stayed with their dogs and died of hypothermia. The puppies weren't big enough to keep them from dying. This is just one of a lot of stories from the difficult life of Stuart Shorter, a man who had more problems than the last ten people you met where you said to yourself "whoah, they've got problems" put together, as told to and meditated upon by Alexander Masters.
They must be the strangest double act in modern times. This is a sad, sad book but it's pretty much a must read. Aug 15, Lucy rated it really liked it. It was incredibly sad, insightful, funny, heart warming and disturbing.
I know Stuart had done some terrible things in his short life, that he was incredibly damaged but I thought he was also extremely charismatic and intellegent, a beautiful soul and all through the book like Alexander I was maddened at how he could of been extrodaianry but he chose this chaotic life of violence and addiction and self abuse, and like his mum I wanted to grab him by his feet turn him upside down and shake all the bad things out of him.
It broke my heart the things that he went through as a child, the horrific abuse he suffered, It was like a murder mystery, what murdered the person that he could of become, the sad thing is that their are men like Stuart everywhere, the man who sells the big issue outside sainsburys I bet he has a simular story to tell, I bet I pass men like him everyday.
Having spent most of my life working in the human services field, this book really gave me a lot to think about.
Then again, it would have done that no matter what. For years I tried so hard not to let myself become jaded or cynical about the clients I worked with, realizing that the behavior I witnessed and the personal details I knew about probably only scratched the surfaces of the sum total of their lives' experiences full admission: This book delves deep beneath surf Having spent most of my life working in the human services field, this book really gave me a lot to think about. This book delves deep beneath surface perceptions and exposes a lot of ugliness.
Reading "Stuart," I was simultaneously deeply touched, disgusted, horrified, glad I read it, and sorry I'd pulled my head out of the sand. For anyone who thinks we're "all equal," especially in America yes, I realize this book was written by a Brit about a Brit , hopefully this book will make you think again.
Some of us are born into circumstances that will always prevent a level playing field. We may all share the same planet, but we don't all live in the same world. However, the fact that Stuart was still able to display any type of humor, intelligence or sensitivity despite what his fellow human beings had done to him, does give me some hope. Apr 26, liz rated it really liked it Shelves: So all of the praise on the jacket seems to involve people falling over themselves.
Not that there's anything wrong with that. And not that I don't get it. It's just that, well Stuart is a homeless guy Who's mentally ill Who's been in prison countless times. Who the system failed Stu So all of the praise on the jacket seems to involve people falling over themselves. Stuart and Alexander both live in Oxford, where Alex is a Social activist? Shelter worker? All at the same time. A little about Stuart: Stuart cannot have a driving licence. There are already so many penalty points lined up in police stations waiting to be put on that licence the moment the licence comes into existence that, even if such a licence ever were to exist, it would at one and the same time be impossible for it to exist.
Only Stuart could manage to give his relationship with vehicle documentation a flavour of quantum mechanics.
Stuart is curious and opinionated and educated and insanely disfunctional. There are so many disparate parts and qualifications, it's almost impossible to figure out how the whole thing works. Which is what Alexander is trying to work out. Sour with disapproval, a plump man with bookshelf glasses accuses Stuart of wanting to legalise heroin. Smack means more junkies and less long-term economic production.
Two, sir. And half the time when they've been in them beds for five or six days they're put straight back into the situation they were in before they went there.
They fall off the wagon as quick as they got on the wagon. Where, the tax off puff would actually pay for all the treatment programmes and policing for heroin addiction. Legalise cannabis but come down like a ton of bricks on the class As.
It's just that Stuart has these tendencies toward violence But in them days it wasn't boring and materialistic, like today. View 2 comments. A very moving accurate and unromanticised view of the issue of homelessness, addiction and mental illness, Masters achieves something quite rare in confronting the inherent tragedy of these issues without glossing over the real life choices that led to Stuart's dilemma.
There is seemingly a whole industry spawned from tragic life stories and those that have overcome great difficulties to simply have a normal existence but what Masters achieves through his telling of Stuart's story is highlight t A very moving accurate and unromanticised view of the issue of homelessness, addiction and mental illness, Masters achieves something quite rare in confronting the inherent tragedy of these issues without glossing over the real life choices that led to Stuart's dilemma.
There is seemingly a whole industry spawned from tragic life stories and those that have overcome great difficulties to simply have a normal existence but what Masters achieves through his telling of Stuart's story is highlight the story that all too often goes untold of the person who is never capable of overcoming the great misfortunes that life has thrown their way.
Stuart is as mentioned you're stereotypical local nutter, the kind that is evident in just about any city of size and whom most of us would cross the street to avoid.
Master's turns tables on the situation by actually confronting Stuart and listening to his story, something you feel is far too seldom the case and between the two of them an uneasy friendship is formed.
Their friendship which in essence frames the story is one in its truest sense with Masters, who comes across as far from a bleeding hearted liberal, taking the unique approach of actually treating Stuart as a human being rather than a victim. The story he tells is not one that sympathises with every aspect of Stuart's life choices and you realise as you read it that in fact a large portion of the blame for Stuart's circumstance's must fall to Stuart himself, who time and again self sabotages the opportunities that are granted him to escape the cycle of addiction and poverty.
Through Stuart's story Masters illustrates the many problems faced with dealing with the issues that he faces, ones that sadly it would seem cannot be resolved by policy or social welfare and at the end seems only to push for the treatment of everyone regardless of situation as a human being first as the only effective means of gaining understanding and hopefully fostering the society that policy often fails to achieve.
This biography tells the life story of Stuart Shorter, a homeless knife wielding nutter, from the present back to his childhood, to explain how he went from being a happy go lucky little boy to a homeless drug addict. I loved this book, but read it with a sense of foreboding, knowing that it was going to go back to some horrible events in his childhood , and it does.
The book jumps back and forth quite a bit, some of it is funny as Stuart tells of his various stints in prisons all over England, This biography tells the life story of Stuart Shorter, a homeless knife wielding nutter, from the present back to his childhood, to explain how he went from being a happy go lucky little boy to a homeless drug addict.
The book jumps back and forth quite a bit, some of it is funny as Stuart tells of his various stints in prisons all over England, and his method of not getting bullied in prison- to establish yourself as the resident psycho. This book brought out a real person behind the underclass we see shambling around our cities every day. Apr 22, Sally Green rated it it was amazing.
I don't read a lot of biographies and I picked this book up on a whim a few days ago when I was filling in time browsing in the bookshop because I was early for my hairdresser appointment. I bought the book because of the opening page, which I read in the shop. Hair done, magazines read, holiday's discussed not really , I went home and ignored my teetering 'to read' pile and got stuck into 'Stuart' because of page 6.
Basically, if you like pages 1 to 6 of this book then you'll like the rest.
I I don't read a lot of biographies and I picked this book up on a whim a few days ago when I was filling in time browsing in the bookshop because I was early for my hairdresser appointment. I loved pages And page 6 got me hooked. Alexander Masters, the biographer, captures in his wit and frustration the problems of a middle class person trying to understand the chaotic person that is Stuart, wonderfully.
I do mean wonderfully. His writing is beautiful and funny and clever. Ultimately however, the story of Stuart is a tragedy. Dec 20, Perri rated it really liked it.
The author did a great job helping me understand Stuart's life, a man of the streets. Addiction, abuse, mental illness, physical challenges, -it's no mystery why Stuart lived the way he did. What really stood out for me was the insight into the man's mind. For most of us, there's a chronology and schedule to our days. Right at the bottom of this abnormal heap are the people such as Stuart, the 'chaotic' homeless.
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The chaotic 'kai-yo-ic', as Stuart calls them, drawing out the syllables around his tongue like chewing gum are beyond repair. When Stuart was first discovered, Kaspar Hauser-like, crouched on the lowest subterranean floor of a multi-storey car park, the regular homeless wanted nothing to do with him.
What unites the chaotic is the confusion of their days. Cause and effect are not connected in the usual way. Beyond their own governance, let alone within grasps of ours, they are constantly on the brink of raring up or breaking down.
Charity staff fuss especially hard over these people because they are the worst face of homelessness and, when not the most hateful, the most pitiable extremity of street life.
Two years ago, Stuart was living out of skips. When the city outreach workers discovered him, he was a polydrug-addicted, alcoholic, 'Jekyll and Hyde' personality with delusional paranoia and a fondness for what he called 'little strips of silver' - knives to you and me.
But something remarkable has happened since then: It is highly unusual, suspicious even. All chaotic people have good and bad periods, but Stuart genuinely appears to have turned over a new leaf. He has separated himself from the street community, got himself on to the council housing list, started a methadone programme to get off heroin, renegotiated his court fines and begun paying fortnightly instalments, bought himself a discount computer.
None of this is normal. Many of Stuart's old friends would rather die than take a shower and pay debts, and quite a few do:It broke my heart the things that he went through as a child, the horrific abuse he suffered, It was like a murder mystery, what murdered the person that he could of become, the sad thing is that their are men like Stuart everywhere, the man who sells the big issue outside sainsburys I bet he has a simular story to tell, I bet I pass men like him everyday.
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The little illustrations presumably by Masters? As the title suggests, the book starts from Shorter's adult life, tracing it back in time through his troubled childhood, examining the effects his family, schooling and disability had on his eventual state. Et liv fyldt med stoffer, alkohol, vold og misbrug. You are an ex-homeless, ex-junkie psychopath, I do not add.
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