Jim Tully left his hometown of St. Marys, Ohio, in , spending most of his in his second book, Beggars of Life, an autobiographical novel published in Beggars of Life () is a Paramount film directed by William Wellman and starring Wallace The film is based on Outside Looking In, a stage play by Maxwell Anderson adapted from Jim Tully’s autobiographical book, Beggars of Life. Beggars Of Life is easily the greatest of hobo autobiographies. First published in , it holds up remarkably well because Jim Tully was one of the founders of.

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This is a wonderful introduction to Jim Tully’s work and indeed is the first of three autobiographical volumes depicting his life and adventures. If you don’t read the book, you should at least google Jim Tully to see what a fantastical life he had.

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Beggars of Life : A Hobo Autobiography

Blood on the Moon. And while some of the chapters are very good chapter 28, “Happenings,” is a miniature masterpiece with a fine, chilling last lineothers go by faster than a mail train on the Plains and leave the reader’s memory as soon as the page is turned.

Stealing books and cruising the open country on a train car with sun shining bright in his face as he turns the pages to being extremely sick and dying of thirst, the life of a hobo is a very interesting one.


Would love to read more Jim Tully.

I called this book ‘uneven,’ and this is a good example of what I mean. Beggars of Life is not a great or even a very good book overall, but it is a damn interesting one. There are shining moments that breath with life for sure, but also many sluggish periods and dated prose.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. The road gave me one jewel beyond price, the leisure to read and dream. But for me the main interest and satisfaction in the book is from its history and exceptional autobiography, not from the discovery of an exceptional underrated writer. Classic Western Sampler 1: There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Beggars of Life

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Like On The Road? Written with unflinching honesty and insight, Beggars of Life follows Tully from his first ride at age thirteen, choosing life on the road over a deadening job, through his teenage years of learning the ropes of the rails and -living one meal to the next.