Friday, November 30, 2012

Prison. Mentoring. Writing. Becoming.

This book is a 1 or 2 sitting read ::

It is a rich dialogue between two fascinating men, 
captured through old-fashioned letter writing, 
that reveals the harsh nature of many people's lives in contemporary Britain. 

Bobby is a spirited, creative, entrepreneurial and surprisingly reflective man whose litany of very bad deeds finally catches up with him, until he finds himself in prison for the first time. 

Pip - a modern-day youth worker/saint, 
encourages Bobby to write down everything he's thinking 
and feeling, 
and as the letters progress, 
coaxes more and more soul-searching out of Bobby. 

Remarkably Bobby and Pip agree to publish the correspondence and now the reader can experience the deep dialogue about broken dangerous lives, peppered with courage, hope and belief. 
Its gutsy stuff, and its worth it.

by Paul Wilson.