I Don’t Wish Nobody to Have a Life Like Mine

Paperback $14.00

Feb 22, 2011 | 240 Pages

Ebook $24.95

Mar 01, 2010

  • Paperback $14.00

    Feb 22, 2011 | 240 Pages

  • Ebook $24.95

    Mar 01, 2010


“Riveting . . . An indictment of the system.”—Sam Roberts, New York Times
“As U.S. courts send more than 250,000 minors each year into adult prisons (according to a 2008 Juvenile Justice report), Chura’s anguished, incisive depiction of one of those outposts is . . . a compelling call to repair our society’s brokenness.”—Cathi Dunn MacRae, Youth Today
“In its many twists and turns, the book discovers in the prison labyrinth a metaphor of the confinements and refuges of the human spirit. In the face of every person he so carefully depicts, the author shows us a mirror.”—David Kaczynski, Times Union
“[Chura] recalls the raw, gritty emotions of young men with little education and few options. . . . A compelling personal look at the failings of the juvenile justice system.”—Booklist

Table Of Contents

Chapter One: The Human Stain
Chapter Two: From the Projects to the Condos
Chapter Three: Prison Birthday
Chapter Four: Pinups
Chapter Five: Ghost Story
Chapter Six: Shit-Eating Grin
Chapter Seven: Addicted
Chapter Eight: Mirror, Mirror
Chapter Nine: Children of Disappointment
Chapter Ten: The Things They Carried
Chapter Eleven: Mothers of Invention
Chapter Twelve: Word
Chapter Thirteen: Man-child
Chapter Fourteen: Chicks in the Big House
Chapter Fifteen: Meet the Author
Chapter Sixteen: Visiting Room
Chapter Seventeen: Grand Opening
Chapter Eighteen: Safety and Security

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