FSG, Mar 2002, 16.00, 200 pp.
Jack “Joey Pigza” Gantos writes an autobiography centering on how he became a writer. However, this well written chronicle is not a dissertation on “How to Cook Roast Pig” writer's style. Instead this is a powerfully honest report of why Mr. Gantos chose a life of crime to escape his homeland and how he survived his twentieth year of being caught and incarcerated for smuggling drugs. This harrowing period led Mr. Gantos to concentrate on writing.
This talented author provides his audience with a triumphant biography that his myriad of fans will enjoy. Additionally, anyone who relishes a true life account filled with downfall and deliverance will enjoy Mr. Gantos' message that writing not only saved, but filled the “HOLE IN MY LIFE”.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner