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ISBN:1402260873
Author: Barry Soper,Rufus Hannah
ISBN13: 978-1402260872
Title: A Bum Deal: An Unlikely Journey from Hopeless to Humanitarian
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Language: English
Category: Social Sciences
Publisher: Sourcebooks (September 1, 2011)
Pages: 256

A Bum Deal: An Unlikely Journey from Hopeless to Humanitarian by Barry Soper,Rufus Hannah



I was supposed to give a speech when I got the award, but I had no idea. The last thing Rufus Hannah expected the morning he climbed into an alley Dumpster was to have his life completely changed. It was the last thing Barry Soper expected either, when he spotted a homeless man sifting through the trash outside his apartment complex. But in that moment they'd join on a path of triumph and defeat, despair and salvation

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A bum deal is an incrdebile book that takes you on an fasanating journey, from the lowest possible form of life thru 40 years of an out of control alcoholic thru 20 years of homelessness. A bum deal kept me so captivated on each page and chapter that I could not put this emotional book down.

In 2010 he released a book co-written with Barry Soper entitled A Bum Deal: An Unlikely Journey from Hopeless to Humanitarian detailing his ordeal from becoming a homeless alcoholic, his time during the filming of Bumfights, and his struggle to get sober. Rufus Hannah and Barry M. booksgoogle - sourcebooks.

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Rufus Hannah is regrettably known to millions around the world as "Rufus the Stunt Bum" because of his participation in the infamous Bumfights -an underground video series in which homeless men were given booze and cash to fight or do bone-shattering stunts it is a story of incredible pride and perseverance, and a recovery no one -least of all Rufus himself -could have imagined.

PRAISE for A BUM DEAL "Hannah's recollections of his mental state at the time are almost heartbreaking in their honesty and intensity. remarkable story of personal redemption. A Bum Deal - By Barry Soper and Rufus Hannah. 23 December 2011 ·. Please visit our new site! A Bum Deal Just another WordPress site. 22 December 2011 ·. Barrysoper News, Video and Gossip - Gawker. Star of Bumfights No Longer a Bum. gawker.

A Bum Deal: An Unlikely Journey from Hopeless to Humanitarian artfully explains the importance of understanding homelessness one life at a time. This gritty no-holds-barred memoir juxtaposes acts of unthinkable exploitation with instances of profound and encouraging exhortation. Neil J. Donovan, Executive Director, National Coalition for the Homeless. Rufus Hannah is known to millions around the world, unfortunately, as "Rufus the Stunt Bum" because of his participation in the infamous Bumfights video series.

By Rufus Hannah, Barry M. Rufus Hannah is understood to thousands world wide, regrettably, as "Rufus the Stunt Bum" due to his participation within the notorious Bumfights video sequence. it is a narrative of fabulous satisfaction and perseverance, and a restoration few may have imagined. Rufus's tale is inspiring to someone who has ever struggled with own demons and existence demanding situations and questioned the place they'd locate the energy to outlive even yet another day.

PRAISE for A BUM DEAL

"Hannah's recollections of his mental state at the time are almost heartbreaking in their honesty and intensity...remarkable story of personal redemption." -Booklist starred review

"Here is the remarkable story behind an American tragedy, a twisted fall into unspeakable exploitation and the hoary depths of human existence followed by a redemptive return to grace."-Steve Lopez, author of The Soloist and LA Times columnist

"A remarkable true story of how a chance meeting between two very different men transformed them not only into friends, but humanitarians on a crucial mission. If there was ever a lesson on the nobility of the human spirit, even under the most adverse circumstances, it is found in the pages of this incredible book." -Brian Levin

"A Bum Deal: An Unlikely Journey from Hopeless to Humanitarian artfully explains the importance of understanding homelessness one life at a time. This gritty no-holds-barred memoir juxtaposes acts of unthinkable exploitation with instances of profound and encouraging exhortation." -Neil J. Donovan, Executive Director, National Coalition for the Homeless

Rufus Hannah is known to millions around the world, unfortunately, as "Rufus the Stunt Bum" because of his participation in the infamous Bumfights video series. But his story doesn't end there...it is a story of incredible pride and perseverance, and a recovery few could have imagined.

Rufus's story is inspiring to anyone who has ever struggled with personal demons and life challenges and wondered where they would find the strength to survive even one more day.

Reviews: 7
Forey
Before I read this book, I was naively unaware of “bum fighting.” Like dog fighting (remember Vick’s Dogs?), bum fighting involves the cruel exploitation of the vulnerable for the amusement of the callous and the profit of the ruthless. The use of disabled vets who have already been “fought” overseas adds insult to terrible injuries.

"A Bum Deal" brings us into the disintegrating worlds of friends Rufus Hannah and Donnie Brennan, alcoholic, homeless, and hopeless. For the price of a few beers, Rufus and Donnie perform as stars in hideous videos that further disable them while earning rich kid Ryan McPherson and his buddies big bucks.That is, until Barry Soper, a San Diego businessman in a Red Sox cap, steps in. Soper’s extraordinary generosity to this unappealing duo, and the courage with which they respond, is nothing short of a miracle.

This fascinating true story is a parable for our times. We have too many homeless. We have vicious psychopathic kids like Ryan, looking for opportunities to have fun and make a buck while tormenting the less fortunate.Too many police turn a blind eye to crimes against the homeless. Some courts buy the “affluenza” defense, excusing the wealthy and privileged from the rules that apply to the rest of us. Fortunately, we also have some Barry Sopers, big-hearted souls willing to take a chance on their fellow man. We need many more like him. And we have a few like Rufus Hannah, whose brave and inspiring story this really is.

As for those who enjoy watching others, whether mis-trained and abused pit bull dogs or homeless humans, rip each other apart, they may not know what they do; but they must be educated.This engrossing book can do that.

Read this book and tell your friends about it. You’ll be glad you did.
Blueshaper
A good memoir about the reality of homelessness in America. I am US Army veteran who was homeless for three years and read this and other memoirs as examples of how to tell my story. Hope Hannah is doing okay now.
MisTereO
What an inspiring read. This story brought back memories of a very ugly time in San Diego's history that I had personally put aside, particularly the trial of those unrepentant young men who escaped scot-free. The journey of Rufus Hannah is an astonishing tale that really happened to someone, and yet this unlikely hero was able to break a terrible addiction, all with the help of a selfless, giving stranger. Would it be that all of us could summon such compassion simply to "pay it forward". Kudos to Barry Soper for his kindness, humanity, and for writing a compelling book that didn't allow me to put it down until I was finished, in one day. The gripping narrative and vivid details made me want to keep reading until I had finished the entire story, and it was an easy, riveting book to complete. I wish Rufus, Donnie, and Barry the best in their continuing journeys. (this is Jessica's father writing the review)
Vaua
Well done, story tells of hard struggle & how with help & support, we can overcome. Writer expresses his message of be careful what you say you will never do as sometimes the cost of survival changes us. Glad to hear the details of the start & underground dealings. Thanks
Flarik
A great book into the exploits of the homeless caused by scummy filmmakers. I watched the bumfight videos and cheered them on when I was younger.. I can't believe I did so. Rufus, while ravaged by sustenance abuse were used and abused... I am glad Mr Soper wrote the book and helped Mr Hannah get his life back on track. I wish them both the best. Must read! Please help expose other unjust situations like this!!!!
Drelalen
A BUM DEAL IS AN INCRDEBILE BOOK THAT TAKES YOU ON AN FASANATING JOURNEY, FROM THE LOWEST POSSIBLE FORM OF LIFE THRU 40 YEARS OF AN OUT OF CONTROL ALCOHOLIC THRU 20 YEARS OF HOMELESSNESS. A BUM DEAL KEPT ME SO CAPTIVATED ON EACH PAGE AND CHAPTER THAT I COULD NOT PUT THIS EMOTIONAL BOOK DOWN. AS I STARTED TO READ THIS BOOK, I DIDN'T REALIZE THE IMPACT THIS COMPELLING STORY OF RUFUS HANNAH WOULD HAVE ON ME. THIS STORY WHICH NEEDED TO BE TOLD,WILL HAVE A PROFOUND INFLUENCE TO EVERY ONE WHO READS THIS REMARKABLE STORY.. THIS BOOK IS A TRUE STORY OF RUFUS HANNAH A FILM STAR DUBBED BY HOWARD STERN WHICH HAD IMMEDIATE IMPACT ON BUM FIGHT VIDEO'S MAKING MILLIONAIRES OUT OF FOUR YOUNG TEENAGE PUNKS. THE DESTRUCTION OF TWO ARMY VETERANS, BOTH WHO SERVED THERE COUNTRY DURING VIETMNAM. THESE VETERANS WHO WERE HOMELESS WERE BRANDED WITH TATOOS ON THEIR FOREHEADS AND KNUCKLES TO ADVERTISE BUM FIGHFIGHTS. THE ALCOHOL ADDICTION THAT WAS DEVELOPED WHEN RUFUS WAS A BABY AND WHOSE PARENTS WHO HAD PUT BEER IN A BABY BOTTLE CONTRIBUTING TO RUFUS BECOMMING A FULL FLEDGED ALCOHOLIC BY THE TIME HE WAS FOURTEEN YEARS OLD. THE ALCOHOLISM IN RUFFUS CAUSED SEVERAL FAILED MARRAGES, AND CHILDREN LEFT WITHOUT A FATHER. THE BOOK A BUM DEAL TAKES YOU ON THE JOURNEY OF LIFE ON THE STREETS WHICH SUCH POWER AND IMAGERY THAT YOU BECOME PART OF RUFUS STORY. THE CHANCE MEETING OF BARRY SOPER A WEALTHY APARTMENT OWNER AND RUFUS INSIDE OF BARRY'S APARTMENT DUMPSTER IS SO GENUINE, AND THE DIALOUGE WITH THE NEIGHBOR MR. HAWKINS WHO CONVINCES MR. SOPER TO HIRE RUFUS AND DONNIE IS SO HEARTFELT. THE RESCUE OF DONNIE AND RUFUS IN LAS VEGAS IS THRILLING AND HUMEROUS, IT REMINDED ME OF JAMES BOND 007 AS DANNY DEVITO A CLASSIC. THIS BOOK SHOULD BECOME A MOVIE-NO DOUBT IT WILL. THE SALVATION OF RUFUS BY ONE MAN BARRY SOPER WHO CARED FOR THIS HOMELESS MAN. SOPER EVEN HAD A MOVIE ACTRESS FRIEND CARRIE SNODGRASS COME DOWN FROM BEVERY HILLS ATTEMPTED TO HAVE BOTH HOMELESS MEN SEE THE POSSIBLITIES OF HAVING A BEAUTIFUL LIFE AHEAD IF THEY GIVE UP THERE ALCOLHOL AND GET TREATED LIKE REAL MEN AT THE V.A. HOSPITAL. BARRY FINALLY AFTER A TOUCH LOVE APPROACH AT A SAN DIEGO MORTUARY WHERE MR. SOPER GAVE RUFUS ONLY TWO CHOICES, A CASKET OR THE V. A. ALCOHOLIC PROGRAM. RUFUS WAS ABLE TO CONQUER HIS DEMONS AND HAS BECOME A BEACON FOR THE FACE OF HOMELESSNESS. RUFUS NOT ONLY MADE A VIDEO FOR THE POLICE OFFICER'S STANDARD PROCEDURE TO ASSIST POLICE IN DEALING WITH THE HOMELESS POPULATION. RUFUS SPEAKS WITH THE NATIONAL COALITION FOR HOMELESS AT COLLEGES, HIGH SCHOOL'S AND WORKS WITH FEDERAL AND STATE LEGISLATURES TO MAKE OUR WORLD A BETTER PLACE.
Vijora
Good book. I don't do book reviews, but I'm familiar with the YouTube videos having gleefully watched them in my youth. I feel terrible about that now.