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Shaking It Rough

A Prison Memoir

By Andreas Schroeder

$9.95 Paperback
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Series: Goodread Biographies

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"Prison is a huge lightless room filled with hundreds of blind, groping men, perplexed and apprehensive and certain that the world is filled with nothing but their enemies, at whom they must flail each time they brush against them..."
From the moment he was stopped by police looking for drugs, Andreas Schroeder knew he was on his way to prison. Unlike most, he felt he deserved his two-year sentence. So he went without bitterness or resentment. And that, more than anything, helped him understand how it works "inside." This book is sympathetic, understanding and thought-provoking in its portrayal of people caught up in the prison world, who suffer its wrenching isolation and relentless need to "get along.".
Shaking It Rough is a sensitively-observed, moving portrayal of a world too little understood by the public at large.

"A remarkable and moving book."

- Margaret Laurence

"The best prison memoir I have read for a long time."

- George Woodcock Canadian Forum

"Fresh and interesting."

- New York Times

"Crisp and telling."

- Maclean's

"A talented storyteller."

- Calgary Herald

"Tough and tender."

- Ottawa Citizen

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 214 pages
Publication Date: 1st January 1983
ISBN: 9780887801204
Format: 7in x 4.25in

BISAC Code:  BIO020000
Imprint: Goodread Biography


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