Vivian Ho - Those Who Wander (Corte Madera Store)

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 7:00pm

In 2015, the senseless Bay Area murders of twenty-three-year-old Audrey Carey and sixty-seven-year-old Steve Carter were personal tragedies for the victims' families. But they also shed light on a more complex issue. The killers were three drifters scrounging for a living among a burgeoning counterculture population. Soon this community of runaways and transients became vulnerable scapegoats of a modern witch hunt. The supposedly progressive residents of San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury, only two generations removed from the Summer of Love, now feared all of society's outcasts as threats.

In Those Who Wander, Vivian Ho delves deep into a rising subculture that's changing the very fabric of her city and all of urban America. Moving beyond the disheartening statistics, she gives voices to these young people--victims of abuse, failed foster care, mental illness, and drug addiction. She also doesn't ignore the threat they pose to themselves and to others as a dangerous dark side emerges. With alarming urgency, she asks what can be done to save the next generation of America's vagabond youth.

Vivian Ho is a journalist who covered the criminal-justice beat for the San Francisco Chronicle and served on the newspaper’s breaking news team for six years. She was recently selected as a Livingston Awards finalist for “A Life on the Line,” her two part article covering the story of domestic violence victim Cecilia Lam, who was killed by her boyfriend in 2014. The same series also won first place for the 2017 California News Publishers Association Award for In-Depth Reporting and was awarded the Asian American Journalists Association 2018 Written Journalism Award for General Excellence. She lives in the Bay Area.

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Location: 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Those Who Wander: America's Lost Street Kids Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781503903722
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little a - September 1st, 2019

Award-winning journalist Vivian Ho exposes a shattering true-crime story, shedding light on America's new lost generation.


Those Who Wander: America's Lost Street Kids Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781503903739
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little a - September 1st, 2019

Award-winning journalist Vivian Ho exposes a shattering true-crime story, shedding light on America's new lost generation.