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Couldn't Keep It To Myself Book Review Summary

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This is an auto-biography written by numerous inmates from York Correctional Institute and editored and workshopped by Wally Lamb. The stories told focus on the lives of the prisoners, discussing their childhoods, communities, crimes and prison life. All of these stories detail a sense of hopelessness slowly being overcome through the use of writing. The book tells of brief periods of the writers life or of the entire life up until now and gives an excellent insight into the justice system and prison life. It is a thoughtful read.
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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   criminal (general) Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   accused criminal Nationality    -   American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast Misc setting    -   prison Century:    -   1980's-Present

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   thoughtful Graphic sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   rape/molest How much dialogue in bio?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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