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

Paperback $14.00

Beacon Press | Feb 22, 2011 | 240 Pages | ISBN 9780807001233

  • Paperback$14.00

    Beacon Press | Feb 22, 2011 | 240 Pages | ISBN 9780807001233

  • Ebook$24.95

    Beacon Press | Mar 01, 2010 | ISBN 9780807000656

Praise

 
“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

Introduction
 
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
 
Afterword

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