Lars Eighner became homeless in 1988 after leaving a job he had held for ten years as an attendant at a state hospital in Austin, Texas. He lives in a small apartment in Austin and continues to scavenge. This article was originally published in the Fall 1990 issue of The Threepenny Review. Reprinted with permission.
"On Dumpster Diving,"
New England Journal of Public Policy: Vol. 8
, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholarworks.umb.edu/nejpp/vol8/iss1/7