In the World: From the Big House to Hollywood by Richard Stratton

By Richard Stratton

Smuggler's Blues, the 1st ebook in Richard Stratton's memoir of his felony profession, particular his years as a kingpin within the Hippie Mafia. Kingpin, the second one publication, traced his eight-year trip during the felony justice process, via federal trials and myriad jails and prisons and culminating in his good fortune as a self-taught jailhouse legal professional successful his personal unlock. during this ultimate quantity, Stratton recounts his go back to civilian lifestyles, as a convicted felon who were pressured to confront his demons and an aspiring author who yearned to make his mark.

From parole to Hollywood to marriage and fatherhood, he discovered his approach within the unfastened global. operating within the ny place of work of a felony protection legal professional, he in some way adhered to the stringent stipulations of his unencumber to not go together with different felons. whilst his criminal novel Smack Goddess was once released, his mentor Norman Mailer entered his lifestyles back. Going to Hollywood to refer to on a documentary, he grew to become a author and manufacturer, and his function movie Slam gained significant awards at Sundance and Cannes. on this planet comprises profiles of celebrities reminiscent of Mailer, Oliver Stone, Sean Penn, Harvey Keitel, Robert De Niro, and others.

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