Our today living makes it easy to forget that we share a common thing with everyone. The rich and the poor are to be treated no differently. In a bid to try to discover the lives of the struggling poor, Doug Levitt engaged in a journey that he called the Greyhound Diaries. He detailed his experiences through his journal entries. Most of the stories are written through poems, songs, and journal entries. Doug Levitt has an artistic approach throughout the entire project. He has brought out the stories of the forgotten low class in a beautiful way.
The Greyhound Bus has become very popular from the time it was first released in 2004. It is a rich source of life stories and experiences. Through the journeys, Doug Levitt discovered that many people have stories that can inspire and even warn others. He has seen and learned a lot through his journeys. He started by traveling in the Greyhound Bus. He had traveled for ten years before he released the first publication of the Greyhound Series. Throughout the years, he was trying to put down a book that would describe the lives and stories of the struggling American society.
Apart from a writer of stories, Doug Levitt is a songwriter and singer. A large part of the book is in the form of stories. However, whenever he goes to events, he performs in front of an audience by singing. The entire project reveals the generous nature that surrounds the struggling people in the society. Doug Levitt has strived to capture the real aspects of humanity through the book. He hopes that the publication is going to influence the lives of people to change the situation of the less fortunate. He hopes that it is going to foster a better community where people can help one another.
At first glance, Doug Levitt does not look a guy that would be the voice of the low-class American Society. He grew up in Washington D.C where he was the son of Carol Schwartz. He studied at the Cornell University and later moved to study at the London School of Economics. He became a foreign correspondent for CNN, MSNBC, and ABC before embarking on the Greyhound Diaries project.