A memoir of striking power–the real tale of a middle-class, middle-aged guy who fell into the Inferno of the yank legal method, and what he has to do to survive.
It is your worst nightmare. You get up in an eight' x 6' concrete-and-steel cellphone unique "Suicide Watch #3." The cellphone is genuine. Jimmy Lerner, previously a suburban husband and father, and company strategic planner and survivor, is set to turn into a jail "fish," or eco-friendly new arrival. Taken to a penal complex within the Nevada desolate tract to start serving a twelve-year time period for voluntary manslaughter, this as soon as great Jewish boy from Brooklyn finally ends up sharing a claustrophobic mobile with Kansas, a highly muscled skinhead with a swastika engraved on his neck and a significant set of concerns. And if he dares bitch, the guards will bluntly inform him, "You received not anything coming."
Bringing us right into a international of petty corruption, racial strife, and crank-addicted neo-Nazis, Jimmy Lerner offers us a fish’s growth: a brash, compelling, and darkly shaggy dog story peopled with characters who're at a variety of occasions humorous, violent, and strangely soft. His rendering of criminal language is mesmerizingly vibrant and specified, and his look for a fashion now not just to live on yet to craft a brand new strategy to reside, within the so much unpropitious of conditions, is a story full of resilience, dignity, and a profound experience of the absurd. within the book’s climax, we examine simply what demonic set of circumstances–a compound of undesirable good fortune and worse judgment–led him to the deadly act of self-defense that landed him in a circle of an American hell.
Electrifying, unforgettable, bracingly cynical, and perceptive, You obtained not anything Coming is very unlikely to place down or shake off. What the cult favourite Oz is to tv, this booklet is to prose–and the entire occasions are real.
From the Hardcover edition.