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Mr. Smith Goes to Prison by Jeff                 Smith
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did not like it
bookshelves: prison-reform-memoir

The first passage I seek in a pity-me, self-serving prison memoir are the words such as "I'm sorry", "my fault", "forgive me"...As a co-author of one of these prison memoirs, I've learned the book doesn't ring true or sell) unless the subject is willing to be humble and rigorously honest. These corrupt souls write this book for themselves, to make a quick buck. Im not interested in their "Orange is the new Black" experiences so this book fell flat with me. No telethons for Mr Smith. Hes got the "con-fidence" to land on his feet. Im not buyimg his act nor any word of this book. Its another $20.00 and several hours Ill not get back...

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September 7, 2015 – Shelved
September 7, 2015 – Shelved as: prison-reform-memoir
September 7, 2015 – Finished Reading
October 8, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read

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Jenifer Calandra You must be Steve Brown.

DoingTimeWithBernie DoingTimeWithBernie I'm co-author "From Jailer to Jailed"....

Jenifer Calandra DoingTimeWithBernie wrote: "I'm co-author "From Jailer to Jailed"...."

Oh, so you didn't actually read the book? Cool.

DoingTimeWithBernie DoingTimeWithBernie Read it cover to cover, doll!

Jenifer Calandra DoingTimeWithBernie wrote: "Read it cover to cover, doll!"

I'm not your doll.

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