Meet The ‘Pavement Bookworm’


This lifts my spirits ….. there is kindness and good hearts still out there!!

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This young 24-year-old homeless man, Philani, sits on the side of Empire Road in South Africa and, rather than begging, he provides book reviews.

Philani collects all of these books, reads each of them, and then provides reviews for people who are passing by. If you like the review, he will ask if you want to buy the book. This is how he makes a living.

Pavement Bookworm

In the video (see below) Philani notes that “reading is not harmful. There is no thing as harmful knowledge” and highlights the virtues of reading, reminding us how much better a book can make a person’s life, a child’s life, and the life of someone in a care home for the elderly.

Apparently Philani’s favourite author is John Grisham because;

“he touches on social justice and I think that’s the one thing lacking in the world”.

Philani’s appreciation for the value of books was apparently…

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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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