An unlikely friendship with a homeless veteran, and the adventures that ensued are the inspiration for Sarah Einstein’s award-winning book, Mot: A Memoir Sarah Einstein's memoir, Mot, book coverpublished earlier this year.

Einstein, creative writing professor at UTC was recently featured on WUTC’s Around and About Chattanooga. In the interview, she explains the relationship she had with Mot, a homeless veteran wrestling with delusions who became a source of friendship and wisdom during an uneasy time in Einstein’s life. She offers a taste of the memoir with an excerpt from her book; with her help, Mot has agreed to move into an apartment in the scene that follows:

“He hasn’t shown much enthusiasm for the idea of living indoors. He’s made it clear that he is really taking the apartment for my sake, so I won’t worry so much. And he’s right about that, his being indoors eases my worries. Winter is coming and 66 seems too old to be planning to weather the out of doors.”

Einstein’s interview can be found on WUTC’s website

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Sarah is a staff writer in UTC's Office of Communications and Marketing.