I have been homeless for about a month. I blew all of my money staying in a really seedy hotel and driving around because I didn't have much else to do. I ended up having to buy a new AC adapter for my laptop because the last one died, and while I was waiting for that to show up, I paid my library fines so I could use the computers at the library.
It is stinking hot in Texas and sleeping in one's car here is no joke.
Here are a couple of articles related to the topic that I found pretty interesting.
Internet cafe refugees - no friends or prospects, and only a cubicle to call home. Compared to sweating it out in an old SUV, an internet cafe doesn't sound too bad.
A homeless man lived in a New Jersey library for 2 weeks before anybody noticed (and only because he was stealing food). Living in a library would be great. I love libraries! You'd never run out of reading material! Speaking of which... you heard about the Homeless at NYU guy, didn't you? Old news, but still interesting.
Where the Heart Is is one of my favorite books, though I think the movie had a slightly better ending. It's related to the topic because the main character, Novalee Nation, ends up living inside a Wal-mart after being abandoned by her boyfriend until she's taken in by the friends she's made in a strange town.