Memoir

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After committing credit card fraud at a local department store, 18-year-old Reginald Hall lands an eight-month sentence at the Delaware County Prison. What complicates his life as an inmate is his sexual orientation. In life, being gay is difficult enough; in prison, it can be a horrendous ordeal.

Attempting suicide, taking drugs, and having illicit sex were only some of the self-destructive behaviors Reginald dabbled in. His only sanity came from family visits and frequent ...

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Overview

After committing credit card fraud at a local department store, 18-year-old Reginald Hall lands an eight-month sentence at the Delaware County Prison. What complicates his life as an inmate is his sexual orientation. In life, being gay is difficult enough; in prison, it can be a horrendous ordeal.

Attempting suicide, taking drugs, and having illicit sex were only some of the self-destructive behaviors Reginald dabbled in. His only sanity came from family visits and frequent phone calls to relatives, especially his mother, his reaching out to God, and his few genuine friendships formed in jail, particularly with Lamont. This is not to say Reginald was an angel during his stay at DCP. He had plenty of jailhouse crushes, some of them inappropriate - like his infatuation with Teddy Cunningham. Teddy had it all: looks, money, respect, and a big love muscle that Reginald just lusted for.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780970380333
  • Publisher: Writers and Poets.com
  • Publication date: 12/1/2003
  • Pages: 204
  • Sales rank: 1,412,693
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.43 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2004

    THE ABSOLUTE WORST

    If I could give less than 1 star I gladly would. I heard the author talking about his book on a NY station one morning, hustled into the office to purchase it..what a disappointment, what an understatement. I have to say, I never take the time to do this but this was such a piece of 'mess', I simply had to. ????????????? is my question.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2004

    Are You Kidding

    Memoir marks the second book I read this year. I have never been through such a horrific experience like such in this book that I couldn't put down. Keeping up with the characters was a little edgy but I survived.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2004

    It's ok

    I met Reginald Hall at a signing he did here in Philadelphia and he was cool. The book was cool too. He needs to write more about the outside life instead of just prisons.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2004

    Horrible

    Like anyone else who actually picks up this book, I was looking for drama, realness, and enlightment on life in prison. I was hesitant on buying this book in the first place due to the fact that the writer only spent 8 months in prison. I didn't think he'd have much to write about. I was right! The entire book is about and only about: 1. His hating prison and his work assignment and the want to get. 2. Him being attracted to alot of the men there. 3. People saying bad things about him because he is openly gay 4. Lastly he teases every man that thinks he is attractive and towards the end of his stay he finally gets to have sex with one of his crushes. I was extremely bored and upset that I had listen to him make a big deal about this book,and the reactions from it , on the radio. I WOULD TAKE IT BACK IF I COULD FIND MY RECEIPT!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2004

    Memoir: Delaware County Prison

    This book is definatley not for children and I love the way he puts it down. After reading, I felt like I was there with him...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2004

    Memoir: Delaware County Prison

    I really loved this book. I can't wait to read more from this author. I loved the way he put it out there. This thing is real.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2004

    Memoir: Delaware County Prison

    I read this entire book in less than two hours and yes it is a page turner. Reading this book was like watching a movie and I really enjoyed it. I heard him on power99 and I loved the interview and I love the book. I will recommend this to my book club.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2004

    Great Job

    I really enjoyed your book, it is a keeper...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2004

    Memoir: Delaware County Prison

    I read this entire in one night and it was cool, he skipped around alot of parts but that was cool. The book inspired me, and I woundn't mind reading more books from this author, so keep up the good work!!!!

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