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His story is told in a very humorous manner and yet was sensitive to his surroundings.
This is a case where the interesting and intriguing parts of the story outweigh any negative points so overall, a worthwhile read.
I'd recommend this book because it did have some really good moments and it is both an enjoyable and easy read.
I've read a number of books by former prisoners, system employees, and volunteers. This is by far the worst. It's just boring. Simply boring. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Nancy K. Applegate
Not a huge fan of this book, but I did feel that I learned something. Quick read, but definitely not a feel-good book.Published 8 months ago by Kate Hullfish
As a novice reader of memoir, I enjoyed Steinberg’s stories quite a lot: his life before becoming a librarian, his interactions with the inmates, his role in the library, and his... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Mangoaloe
Very interesting. We'll written keeps you wanting to read more. You could identify with something in every personality. Easy to read.Published 10 months ago by Janice DeThomas
I'm not even sure how I would describe this book. It makes you think of jobs that I suppose we know exist we just rarely think of them.
Avi is a prison librarian. Read more
I live in the Boston area, and I enjoyed reading about something local. It was an interesting story. If I didn't live near Boston, I would give it 3 stars.Published 11 months ago by Benjamin D. Lapointe
Avi Steinberg is a pretty good writer. His account of his tenure as a prison librarian is definitely interesting, and sometimes very moving. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Sandra L. Etemad
I'd totally would recommend this. I think they could make a great movie out of this. Ben Stiller or Jim from The Office would be perfect as Avi!Published 13 months ago by Janet McGough