Passing Thru


edited by Robert Wolf
82 pages

An anthology of stories and essays by men who came to Nashville to make it big in country music and ended up on the streets.   All lived at MATTHEW 25, a shelter for homeless men at one end of the honkytonk strip. All worked at day labor but each man was unique.

One, a Willy Nelson look alike and a fighter for justice, became convinced that God put him on the streets to tell America what the homeless were suffering. He scuffled with police and ended up in jail. Another, who looked like Nicolas Cage, drew diagrams of impossible inventions and told “true Tales” equally unbelievable.

There’s a story of a cross-country hitchhike, a story of religious conversion and more.

Passing Thru is an important insight into the mind of the homeless.