Born a Crime - Part 3, Section 2 Summary & Analysis

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Preface to “The World Doesn’t Love You” The author describes an incident of the kind of tough-love his mother gave him: letting him get arrested so he would learn to not disobey her.

The World Doesn’t Love You – The author describes the circumstances that led him to getting arrested – essentially, borrowing one of Abel’s cars and putting unregistered plates on it to do an errand, and then getting stopped by the police. When he was taken to jail, he writes, he put on a façade of toughness to protect himself from being attacked. He tried to convince himself that life in jail is like life in prison, and that he would have it pretty good, but then, when he finally got to court (after making arrangements through a cousin to have a lawyer), the author encountered people who actually...

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