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Couldn't Keep it to Myself by Wally Lamb
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Nov 08, 07

Read in September, 2007

Wally Lamb hasn't come out with his next terrific novel because he has been working with woman convicts in York,CT. He has been helping them "find their voice" thus helping them find themselves in the most dismal of circumstances. What amazes me the most about these stories, is the similarities between the women. Poverty, abuse, and mental illness and drug abuse. is in each woman's past. The stories are real, and so are the women in them. Some have gone on to great things, others are still incarcerated. To anyone who thinks we need to cut back on educational opportunities for the incarcerated need to read this book, and see what self esteem ( from successfully completing a class, or writing)does for these women.
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