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True Notebooks A Writer's Year at Juvenile Hall

ISBN-10: 0375727612
ISBN-13: 9780375727610
Edition: N/A
Authors: Mark Salzman
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Description: In 1997 Mark Salzman, bestselling author Iron and Silk and Lying Awake, paid a reluctant visit to a writing class at L.A.’s Central Juvenile Hall, a lockup for violent teenage offenders, many of them charged with murder. What he found so moved and  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/31/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

In 1997 Mark Salzman, bestselling author Iron and Silk and Lying Awake, paid a reluctant visit to a writing class at L.A.’s Central Juvenile Hall, a lockup for violent teenage offenders, many of them charged with murder. What he found so moved and astonished him that he began to teach there regularly. In voices of indelible emotional presence, the boys write about what led them to crime and about the lives that stretch ahead of them behind bars. We see them coming to terms with their crime-ridden pasts and searching for a reason to believe in their future selves. Insightful, comic, honest and tragic, True Notebooks is an object lesson in the redemptive power of writing.

Mark Salzman (b. 1959) is an award-winning novelist and memoirist. The son of a social worker and a music teacher, Salzman grew up in Connecticut and studied Chinese language and philosophy at Yale University. After college, he spent two years in China, learning martial arts from some of China's most renowned teachers, an experience he documented in his bestselling memoir Iron & Silk. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, director Jessica Yu, and their two daughters. 

Somebody
Just Say No
Gentlemen
Trip to the Museum
Collision
Here I Am
Lockdown
Dream State
Arcana
Prisoner or Pumpkin
Feeling Special
Mother's Day
Played
A Day of Creation
Busted
Happy Birthday
Family Life
Two-Face
Send in the Clowns
The Buster
No Mercy Walls
Window Tappers
The Man I Was Supposed to Be
Thanks, Hate
Father's Day
The Letter
Dear Friend
Author's Note
A Note of Thanks
A Note about Inside Out Writers

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