Running the Books : The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian (Paperback)

Author: Steinberg, Avi

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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.


Publisher Anchor Books
Mfg Part# 9780767931311
SKU 219948756
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0767931319
Release Date 10/4/2011
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Number of Pages 0416
Publisher Anchor Books

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