My “big break”. The banned, cursed, misunderstood, sometimes cheered for and occasionally tolerated for the sake of harmony at weddings – the Evasion book on Crimethinc. The 288 page collection of mischief and unapologetic rascality. Scamming Amtrak. Dressing up like the Odwalla Delivery guy and pushing carts of juice out the door. Living behind the screen inside a movie theater. Occupying the house of a suburban family as the live in shoplifter. Living on abandoned boats. Walking the streets with crowbars and sneaking backstage. It’s all there – the triumphant highs and crushing lows of life outside the lines of “9 to 5”.
Description from Crimethinc:
A 288 page novel-like narrative, Evasion is one person’s travelogue of thievery and trespassing across the country, evading not only arrest, but also the 40-hour workweek and hopeless boredom of modern life. The journey documents a literal and metaphorical reclamation of an individual’s life and the spaces surrounding themÑscamming, squatting, dumpstering, train hopping and shoplifting a life worth living and a world worth the fighting for.
“. . . then life began, and since then we remember each dumpster, abandoned house, and foot-chase by retail security. At night, after running around, plotting and scheming, our checklist items all crossed out, we paused to think: ’What to do tomorrow?’ and the answer was always, ‘As we please . . .'”