The Soloist by Steve Lopez

An awesome story that was made into a major motion picture.  This is a 2008 paperback in like new condition.  The book was a New York Times Best Seller For more books like this check out this website or email
Journalist Steve Lopez discovered of Nathaniel Ayers, a former classical bass student at Julliard, playing his heart out on a two-string violin on Los Angeles’s Skid Row. Deeply affected by the beauty of Ayers’s music, Lopez took it upon himself to change the prodigy's life—only to find that their relationship would have a profound change on his own.