In their own words, the incarcerated, the formerly incarcerated, and those who love them in this moving anthology explore the complex realities of marriages and relationships lived in the long shadow of prison. Defying the frightening myths and stereotypes to which the media and society have reduced them, the people in this collection eloquently tell their own stories and speak their own truths.
The men and women in this poignant anthology bear the weight of waiting for loved ones to return home from prison. Their powerful real-life stories overturn one-dimensional stereotypes of the incarcerated and their families and offer instead a rich tapestry of voices, experiences, and lives—all of them tied together by longings of the heart.
With rich and diverse voices, the writers in this singular collection compellingly capture the trials, triumphs, and defeats experienced by the legions of men and women who return home from prison every year. They allow themselves to be vulnerable in their honesty, giving the world a glimpse of their souls and the true measure of their humanity.
This no-nonsense, step-by-step guide equips the incarcerated and the formerly incarcerated with entrepreneurial tools that can transform their lives. Even for those who don’t see entrepreneurship in their future, the book is packed with information that can enable them to become financially literate, make smart life choices, get ahead and stay ahead.