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  • By Paul Wilson
    Nov 9, 2012
    This 1-2 sitting read is a rich dialogue between two fascinating men, captured through old-fashioned letter writing, that reveals the harsh nature of many people's lives in contemporary Britain. Bobby is a spirited, creative, entrepreneurial and surprisingly reflective man whose litany of very bad deeds finally catches up with him, until he finds himself in prison for the first time. Pip - a modern-day youth worker/saint, encourages Bobby to write everything he's thinking and feeling down, and as the letters progress, coaxes more and more soul-searching out of Bobby. Remarkably Bobby and Pip agree to publish the correspondence and now the reader can experience the deep dialogue about broken dangerous lives, peppered with courage, hope and belief. Its gutsy stuff, and its worth it.
  • By Jenn Mac
    Oct 29, 2012
    An emotional and educational read that charts an individuals struggle with anger and the challenging environment that they are forced to live in. The book offers solutions; useful tools and antidotes that we can employ as individuals to help us know ourselves and 'shore up' that Achilles heel. The book encourages us to take that leap of faith and rise from the ashes bathed in the knowledge of self worth and self discovery.
  • By Keisha Wilson
    Oct 28, 2012
    An amazing book I read this cover to cover and even underlined my favourite extracts to refer back to. It must have taken great courage to write this book and to be this open and honest with himself and the world. I think I tend to shy away from the issues that make me ‘uncomfortable’ which this book did not allow me to do. The pain and scars left by all his experiences is evident and some of the pages were hard to read. A must for anyone who wants to dig that bit deeper and find what is under the surface. A real insight in to the struggles that young people face today and the realities of prison life.
  • By Katherine Sweeney
    Jul 28, 2012
    my copy was delivered yesterday and I couldn't read it fast enough, there were lots of thoughts and feelings triggered, but that's not bad! I would hope that at least as a result Bobby has one more thing to feel good about - and that is reaching others and touching them deeply. I am inspired most by those who have really lived, not necessarily those who are rich or famous and as such he is a true inspiration. Some books make a difference to some people for all kinds of often very different reasons and this is one of those books. I leave this book with food for thought that on a personal level is helpful in healing and mending. I'd like to just say thank you, thank you for writing, thank you for sharing.
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Product Details

July 23, 2012
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.52 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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