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Couldn't Keep It to Myself: Testimonies from Our Imprisoned Sisters Summary
Wally Lamb

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Couldn't Keep It to Myself: Testimonies from Our Imprisoned Sisters Summary

Plot Summary

Couldn't Keep It to Myself, by Wally Lamb and the Women of York Correctional Institution is a series of short autobiographical stories. Acclaimed writer Wally Lamb teaches a writing workshop at York Correctional Institution and he is transformed by the experience. Eventually, Wally and his students compile their best stories in this book.

The book is organized into thirteen chapters. The first chapter is written by Wally Lamb, and it provides the background information for the book. Wally does not want to volunteer at York at first, but after his first visit, he is continually drawn to the group. He learns the personal stories of the women in prison through their writing and is struck by the difference between common misconceptions of prisoners and the real women behind bars.

Wally is inspired by their writing and decides to use his own money to help them publish this book...

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