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Running the Books : The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian
by Avi Steinberg


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Avi Steinberg is stumped. After defecting from yeshiva to attend Harvard, he has nothing but a senior thesis on Bugs Bunny to show for himself. While his friends and classmates advance in the world, Steinberg remains stuck at a crossroads, his "romantic" existence as a freelance obituary writer no longer cutting it.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Avi Steinberg is stumped. After defecting from yeshiva to attend Harvard, he has nothing but a senior thesis on Bugs Bunny to show for himself. While his friends and classmates advance in the world, Steinberg remains stuck at a crossroads, his "romantic" existence as a freelance obituary writer no longer cutting it.

Seeking direction (and dental insurance) Steinberg takes a job running the library counter at a Boston prison. He is quickly drawn into the community of outcasts that forms among his bookshelves--an assortment of quirky regulars, including con men, pimps, minor prophets, even ghosts--all searching for the perfect book and a connection to the outside world. Steinberg recounts their daily dramas with heartbreak and humor in this one-of-a-kind memoir--a piercing exploration of prison culture and an entertaining tale of one young man's earnest attempt to find his place in the world.



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  • ISBN-13: 9780767931311
  • ISBN-10: 0767931319
  • Publisher: Anchor Books
  • Publish Date: October 2011
  • Page Count: 416
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds


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