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Bobby Burns

Motivational Speaker, Award Winning Author, Adult Educator, Poet, and Journalist

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 Bobby Burns Biography

Bobby Burns arrived in Tucson, Arizona, with a few dollars in his pocket and no place to live. Without family, without a job, he had nowhere to go but a homeless shelter. How did a college graduate find himself so close to life on the streets? In a voice that is startling for its simplicity and utter honesty, Burns tells the story of how he slipped into homelessness, how he learned what it means to live in a place where nobody will notice if you disappear, and how he emerged to tell his story. Bobby's diary of 41 days without a home brings readers into the world of a homeless shelter. Shelter is filled with the sights and sounds of homelessness. Shelter life is patterned by meals provided by church volunteers, lines for soap and clean towels, the repeated meticulous washing of hands by an obsessive-compulsive resident, the rare pleasure of a fried chicken dinner, the illicit smell of marijuana within the shelter. Burns witnesses the residents' struggles with drugs, alcohol, and disability, and he wonders daily whether he will have the courage to emerge from this life. Bobby's diary expresses the full range of emotions of a homeless person: anger, self-pity, pride, humility, shame, depression, and optimism. These are not contradictions; taken together they represent the real feelings provoked by homelessness. But with rare inner courage, Bobby stokes the fires of hope within himself, marking the days in his journal to keep himself from sliding deeper into a spiral of despair. Bobby confronts his own stereotypes about the homeless and learns firsthand what it means to struggle daily for survival and for dignity. He learns greater courage and he learns greater kindness. He is given food and a bed for 41 days, but he finds shelter on his own, deep within himself. There are fine details and anecdotes in his thin and modest journal. . . . sincere and finally quite touching. —Publishers Weekly [A] fascinating, first-hand account of life as a homeless person. . . . a compelling view of what it's like to be homeless. —Booklist

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Shelter: One man's Journey from homelessness to Hope

Shelter: One man's Journey from homelessness to Hope

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  • College Success, Life Success, and Recovery

    It is my view that motivational speakers motivate and inspire others to go forward with their lives in a most positive and healthy manner no matter what life throws in a persons path.

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Bobby Burns

Motivational Speaker, Award Winning Author, Adult Educator, Poet, and Journalist

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Bobby Burns Biography

Bobby Burns arrived in Tucson, Arizona, with a few dollars in his pocket and no place to live. Without family, without a job, he had nowhere to go but a homeless shelter. How did a college graduate find himself so close to life on the streets? In a voice that is startling for its simplicity and utter honesty, Burns tells the story of how he slipped into homelessness, how he learned what it means to live in a place where nobody will notice if you disappear, and how he emerged to tell his story. Bobby's diary of 41 days without a home brings readers into the world of a homeless shelter. Shelter is filled with the sights and sounds of homelessness. Shelter life is patterned by meals provided by church volunteers, lines for soap and clean towels, the repeated meticulous washing of hands by an obsessive-compulsive resident, the rare pleasure of a fried chicken dinner, the illicit smell of marijuana within the shelter. Burns witnesses the residents' struggles with drugs, alcohol, and disability, and he wonders daily whether he will have the courage to emerge from this life. Bobby's diary expresses the full range of emotions of a homeless person: anger, self-pity, pride, humility, shame, depression, and optimism. These are not contradictions; taken together they represent the real feelings provoked by homelessness. But with rare inner courage, Bobby stokes the fires of hope within himself, marking the days in his journal to keep himself from sliding deeper into a spiral of despair. Bobby confronts his own stereotypes about the homeless and learns firsthand what it means to struggle daily for survival and for dignity. He learns greater courage and he learns greater kindness. He is given food and a bed for 41 days, but he finds shelter on his own, deep within himself. There are fine details and anecdotes in his thin and modest journal. . . . sincere and finally quite touching. —Publishers Weekly [A] fascinating, first-hand account of life as a homeless person. . . . a compelling view of what it's like to be homeless. —Booklist

Bobby Burns Books

Bobby Burns Speaking Topics

  • College Success, Life Success, and Recovery

    It is my view that motivational speakers motivate and inspire others to go forward with their lives in a most positive and healthy manner no matter what life throws in a persons path.

FAQs on booking Bobby Burns

  • How to book Bobby Burns?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Bobby Burns for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Bobby Burns, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Bobby Burns or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Bobby Burns?

    Booking fees for Bobby Burns, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Bobby Burns, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Bobby Burns?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Bobby Burns for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Bobby Burns for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Bobby Burns or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Bobby Burns or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Bobby Burns is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Bobby Burns for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Bobby Burns generally travels from Tucson, AZ, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Zoe Schneider, Molly McGrath Tierney, Kanya Balakrishna, Alpana Singh and Kelly Swanson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Bobby Burns for an upcoming event.

Bobby Burns Speaking Topics

  • College Success, Life Success, and Recovery

    It is my view that motivational speakers motivate and inspire others to go forward with their lives in a most positive and healthy manner no matter what life throws in a persons path.

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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