In the Belly of the Beast: Letters from Prison

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Vintage Books, Jan 1, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 166 pages
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When Norman Mailer was writing The Executioner's Song, he received a letter from Jack Henry Abbott. a convict , in which Abbott offered to educate him in the realities of life in a maximum security prison. This book organizes Abbott's by now classic letters to Mailer. which evoke his infernal vision of the prison nightmare.

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Heavy.  He's angry, though from the sounds of it, it is very justified.  He seems insightful in the same way that Mumia Abu Jamal is insightful, and naturally so, because they have similar plights.  The author is intelligent and raises some very thoughtful points.  He furthers the idea many people have that prison is scary.   

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This was a very interesting book written by a very troubled man, who spent the majority of his life behind bars.I feel that Mr Abbott was troubled most likely in his early life also! Many people have ... Read full review

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