Richard Asperger


Released March 22, 2014

L.A. a la Cart is a touching collection of photographs and writings by debut author Richard Asperger, whose inspiration stems directly from prolonged periods of homelessness on the streets of Los Angeles, California.

L.A. a la Cart expresses the poetic emotion of homelessness through images and words that stir the soul. A revealing first-person perspective combining heart wrenching photographs and thought provoking poetry that captures the very essence of the human experience at its most desperate. 

An insightful snapshot of society’s less fortunate; L.A. a la Cart will tug at your heartstrings and open your eyes to what life is like without a home. This one-of-a-kind portrayal is sure to evoke a renewed sense of compassion toward those wayward souls of the streets.

 ISBN: 978-0-9860524-0-8  (8.5 x 8.5 inch paperback)     

 Page count: 204     Price: $29.95   DreamFusion Press, LLC

"The body of work that is now known as “L.A. a La Cart” was penned more than twenty years ago.  It wasn’t as if I ever sat down to
write a poem or to be a poet, it was more of a burning thought in my mind that wasn’t going to leave my head until I somehow got it out. Sometimes it would just be a word that would come to me. For instance, “Cracked” was inspired because the word 'cracks' kept running through my mind, so I sat down with pen and paper and within a few minutes the poem was written. Other poems were born out of my pain. “Dear God” is literally a letter to God written after a long hard year of failures, setbacks and tragedies. “Over The Phone” was inspired when I overheard a homeless person on a pay phone in Hollywood pleading in vain for help. These thoughts-turned-words come from somewhere that I honestly can’t explain. At times I feel as if I have some sort of a connection to something larger than me. One thing is for sure -- If it wasn’t for my ever vigilant sister holding onto my notebooks, there would be no writings to cherish and most definitely no L.A. a la Cart." --Richard Asperger