Anywhere. New York City. “In my business, you have to be creative. To say the least, it’s not easy, living on the streets. But you can get by if you learn a few simple rules. One of them is understanding just how much judgmental by-passers love sincerity.
If I just tell them I am hungry, it doesn’t work. It’s just not real enough. As a hunger artist, you must be a good people reader. Some want to know that you drink or do drugs.
There is no such thing as a nice, hungry hobo. Having a dog really helps too. They looove dogs and feel so sorry for them, poor innocent creatures. Sometimes, I get a really nice meal off of that.
It basically depends on you alone, whether you are slick enough to eat or not. I mean, at the end of the day, I am on the streets by choice and get by as everybody else trying to support a lifestyle.
Something for something!”