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Hole in My Life

Gantos, Jack (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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The author explains how, as a young adult, he became a drug user and smuggler, was arrested, did time in prison, and eventually got out and went to college, all the while hoping to become a writer.
Authors: Gantos, Jack
Title: Hole in my life
Publisher: New York : Square Fish, 2012
Edition: 1st Square Fish ed
Characteristics: 199 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Jack Gantos
Notes: Includes discussion questions and an interview with the author
Originally published by Farrar Straus Giroux
Summary: The author explains how, as a young adult, he became a drug user and smuggler, was arrested, did time in prison, and eventually got out and went to college, all the while hoping to become a writer.
ISBN: 0312641575
9780312641573
Branch Call Number: y 813.54 G211h 2012
Subject Headings: Ex-convicts United States Biography Juvenile literature Authors, American 20th century Biography Juvenile literature Gantos, Jack Juvenile literature
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Topical Term: Ex-convicts
Authors, American
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A Newbery Award winner best known for funny and quirky children and teen books, Jack Gantos took an odd journey to children's lit. As a teenager he is offered a job. But instead of easy money sailing to New York with a boatload of drugs, Gantos ends up in Federal Prison. This is his telling of... Read More »


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Mar 08, 2013
  • JCLMichelleMB rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The author's HILARIOUS children's books led me to his autobiography. His portrayal of prison life was authentic (as far as I know) and chilling. This is a tale of a scattered teen bumping into a worse case scenario and then gathering himself together as he grew into an adult. Inspiring for all writers.

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