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FSG, Mar 2002, 16.00, 200 pp.
ISBN: 0374399883

    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.
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    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”.

Harriet Klausner

The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   criminal (general)    -   writer Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Kind of living:    -   general poverty story Which institution    -   prison Life in an institution    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Ethnicity    -   Hispanic/Latinic


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   encouraged How much dialogue in bio?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   26-50% of book

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