Thursday, February 2, 2012

'Running The Books' In A Prison Library : NPR

Debbi Cooper
Avi Steinberg wrote obituaries for the Boston Globe before taking a job as a prison librarian.

'Running The Books' In A Prison Library : NPR: Running The Books: The Adventures Of An Accidental Prison Librarian
By Avi Steinberg
Hardcover, 416 pages
Nan A. Talese
List price: $26
Read An Excerpt

October 19, 2010
When Avi Steinberg graduated from Harvard, he didn't know what to do next — so he took a job as a prison librarian.
In Running the Books: The Adventures of an Accidental Librarian, Steinberg shares stories of his time working at the Suffolk County House of Correction — from the prisoner who dreamed of hosting a cooking show, Thug Sizzle, to the fragile prostitute who connected with Sylvia Plath. Read more...
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