“Breakfast at Sally’s” is a life-changing true story that helps people understand that the homeless are just “people without a home.” Author Richard LeMieux tells how he slowly went from being “the man who had everything” to homelessness and near suicide to discovering a new life and new identity after coming to The Salvation Army (“Sally’s”). With wit and great insight he describes the people and situations he encountered in 2 1/2 years of living in his old Oldsmobile mini-van and later in a church basement with his dog Willow.
After publishing his book in 2009 he is now in great demand as a speaker on the topic of homelessness. He receives letters of thanks from the homeless from all over the country as well as from those who have been inspired by his book to help the homeless. You can reach him at his home north of Bremerton, Washington at (360) 698-5743.
The book is for sale in our office for $15. We are located at 832 6th St. in downtown Bremerton, near the corner of 6th and Warren. We are open every weekday from 8am to 4pm. You can also find it on amazon.com or in every public library in the country.
Serious plans are currently underway to make “Breakfast at Sally’s” into a movie. One screenplay has already been written but it did not meet expectations, so another screenplay will be written.
Richard’s beloved dog Willow, died of cancer on Nov. 21, 2009 at age 14.
In the meantime, Richard has been speaking all over the country about his experiences. He especially delights in making appearances in front of high school students and making them aware that many of their own classmates are homeless, making it difficult for them to do their homework, get enough sleep and stay clean. He has tried to launch an informational campaign on this issue but so far has been unable to garner enough financial support. If you are interested in helping Richard with this project, please contact Major Jim Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Richard does not own a computer and therefore has no e-mail address.)
You are encouraged to visit the website “breakfastatsallys.com.” There you will find a copy of the first chapter of the book and other information.