Running the Books

by Avi Steinberg | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 9780767931311 Global Overview for this book
Registered by mattandmandy75 of Cockatoo, Victoria Australia on 11/29/2022
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Journal Entry 1 by mattandmandy75 from Cockatoo, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, November 29, 2022
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.

Journal Entry 2 by mattandmandy75 at Redgum Cafe in Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Released 2 mos ago (12/1/2022 UTC) at Redgum Cafe in Templestowe, Victoria Australia

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Journal Entry 3 by genrek at Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Saturday, December 3, 2022
Caught at Redgum Cafe.

Journal Entry 4 by wingmarmee463wing at Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Saturday, December 10, 2022
I was not only surprised with the content of this memoir but impressed by its poignancy and honesty. I found this a compelling read and realised very early on that I would be concerned for Avi's wellbeing throughout...

Released 3 wks ago (1/7/2023 UTC) at Lower Plenty Garden Views Little Library in Lower Plenty, Victoria Australia

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