Doug Levitt tells the stories of the struggling Americans


Posted by LLJ43 | Posted in Journalist | Posted on 10-01-2017

Americans have millions of stories to tell. It could be a story of joy, struggle, or loss. The stories are usually really compelling. However, most of them go unrecorded. The stories of people that live in the poor areas of America often go unheard. Very few journalists have gone on a journey to write the stories of those struggling in poverty. However, Doug Levitt is one journalist that has desired to change things. He has recorded most of these stories in a bid to create a change in the society.


Doug Levitt has been an active journalist for many years. He started out as a foreign corresponded but soon gave up the whole idea because he enjoyed traveling and talking to people. He went on a journey where he spoke to different travelers. He was able to find their unique view of life. Doug felt a lot more educated after the travels. He loved the work he was doing because he knew that is what he had always wanted to do. The Greyhound Diaries is a collection of stories about the struggling Americans. Doug Levitt was able to write those stories after he went on a journey across America. He was able to meet several people that came from poor backgrounds. He went on with the project for ten years and made a final publication after it was completed.


Doug has used his skills in music to bring out the beauty in the poor society. Musicians typically use their music to reflect what they feel or know about a particular subject. The Beatles are famous musicians that express their feelings of love through their energetic experiences. It was after they toured different regions that they started getting attention. Singer and songwriter Doug Levitt did it differently. He traveled first, saw different lives and came up with a publication known as the Greyhound Diaries.


The Greyhound Diaries was the outcome of journeys of thousands of miles traveled by the Greyhound bus. He went through the whole journey for over ten years. The whole series inspired him to create writings, two albums, web series, a photo series, and a show.