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Publisher Description

Avi Steinberg is stumped. After defecting from yeshiva to attend Harvard, he has nothing but a senior thesis on Bugs Bunny to show for himself. While his friends and classmates advance in the world, Steinberg remains stuck at a crossroads, his “romantic” existence as a freelance obituary writer no longer cutting it.
 
Seeking direction (and dental insurance) Steinberg takes a job running the library counter at a Boston prison. He is quickly drawn into the community of outcasts that forms among his bookshelves—an assortment of quirky regulars, including con men, pimps, minor prophets, even ghosts—all searching for the perfect book and a connection to the outside world. Steinberg recounts their daily dramas with heartbreak and humor in this one-of-a-kind memoir—a piercing exploration of prison culture and an entertaining tale of one young man’s earnest attempt to find his place in the world.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2010
October 19
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
416
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
2.6
MB

Customer Reviews

GEElistens ,

A Slice of American Pie: Boston's South Bay Prison

Truly a great read! Steinberg invites you into Boston's South Bay library in a way where you almost forget if you're a fellow colleague or a recently booked inmate. I fell in love with the characters - not simply inmates or criminals, but individual people, with individual desires, experiences, pasts, and futures, a part of the larger, American story - thanks to Steinberg's writing. Highly recommend this memoir.

Thermcil ,

No reviews! I can't believe it!

Hilarious and harrowing. A great book.

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