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The Lost ChaptersLeslie Schwartz's powerful skillfully woven memoir of redemption and reading as told through the list of books she read as she served a day jail sentence In novelist Leslie Schwartz was sentenced to days in Los Angeles County Jail for a DUI and battery The Lost PDFEPUBof an officer It was the most harrowing and holy experience of her lifeFollowing a day relapse into alcohol and drug addiction after than a decade clean and sober Schwartz was sentenced and served her time with only six months' sobriety. Audiobook I own thisis read by the author Leslie Schwartz A few months back a Goodreads friend Esther sent me this book recommendation She only sends me recommendations when she is sure it’s a strong impactful book definitely worthy of my time I bought it trusted her I didn’t need to know much But there were a couple of things that stayed with me from her review that stayed with me and I wholeheartedly agree”Leslie’s book nails the prison system but she does so without a whine””It is a brave book written by a woman who has a sharp sense of justice and an ability to capture things about prison life that perhaps the average person does not now There is a lot packed into the time she spent with different people””Leslie Schwartz is a storyteller and handles themes of shame grief joy and sorrow injustice with skill” THANK YOU ESTHERI have a few people I plan to share this withAfter I knew I was going to read this book anyway I was inspired again by Diane S’s review Diane’s entire review is outstanding I recommend reading it if you haven’t already Besides including a couple of powerful excerpts it’s clear this memoir affected her as it did me Diane says”Her story Is raw honest she is hard on herself and hard on a system that impridons the poor the mentally ill and the already abused It is hard not to be affected by her story and those of other women” THANK YOU DIANEI thought this was a totally engaging memoir And like Diane said Leslie worked really HARD She didn’t sit back and feel sorry for herself She ‘described’ how miserable the conditions were and how hard it was for her to tolerate but that’s different from indulging in self pity or giving up on herself I wouldn’t expect her to be perfect but honestly Leslie DID THE WORK SHE IS NOT GOING BACK TO PRISON I’D BET MY ASS SHE WILL NEVER REPEAT HER CRIMES She continues to make amends has taken full responsibility for the damage she caused others and actions of forgiveness What can we possibly ask fromany human being I could talk about this book for hours I think it would be an excellent book club discussion It would for me It’s packed filled with book treats too For example when Leslie was sharing about the book “A Tale For A Time Being” by Ruth Ozeki I was in complete heaven I love that book Leslie critiued it so beautifully applied certain parts to her life behind bars To Leslie if she reads these things unlike you I’m not a writer I’m clear this review doesn’t come close to doing justice to how phenomenal your memoir is It was informative and very touching from your pure humanity your education and talents made your book really wonderful to read listen to You CAN WRITEAnd your voice is so easy to be with Loved listening to you speak I haven’t read any other books you‘ve writtenbut you have me interested now I’m inspired I’d love to see many my friends read this book so we can discuss it together

Leslie Schwartz Ù 5 Summary

Ceral recollections of both her daily humiliations and small triumphs within the county jail system Through the stories of others whether rendered on the page or whispered in a jail cell she learned powerful lessons about how to banish shame use guilt for good level her grief and find the lost joy and magic of her astonishing life Told in vivid unforgettable prose The Lost Chapters uncovers the nature of shame rage and love and how instruments of change and redemption come from the unlikeliest of plac. While serving time in Los Angeles county jail Leslie gracefully takes us through the injustice in the world and the power of surrender friendship and faith I caught myself not wanting to imagine the scenes Leslie described hating the judicial system cringing at the places alcoholism and addiction takes people and pissed at the treatment of inmates I know this is an important book because it uestioned my beliefs my assumptions and my efforts to make the world a just place Thank you Leslie for this important memoir and for opening your soul to the reader

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The Lost Chapters Read ´ 5 ¿ ➻ The Lost Chapters Free ➱ Author Leslie Schwartz – Gym-apparel.co.uk Leslie Schwartz's powerful skillfully woven memoir of redemption and reading as told through the list of books she read as she served a 90 day jail sentence In 2014 novelist Leslie Schwartz was senten Leslie Schwartz's powerful skillfullThe damage she inflicted that year upon her friends her husband her teenage daughter and herself was nearly impossible to fathom Incarceration might have ruined her altogether if not for the stories that sustained her while she was behind bars both the artful tales in the books she read while there and immediately the stories of her fellow inmates With classics like Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome to contemporary accounts like Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken Schwartz's reading list is woven together with vis. Last week I went to a reading specifically to hear Leslie Schwartz; i may have read previous books but the words memoir addiction prison all are themes in my life I write to someone who was abused since childhood and finally snapped and killed him; i am a writer but memoirs call to me; i value the authentic and also a favorite theme is to view man's humanity and inhumanity two rivers running side by side I see the ordinary person filled with nobility That would naturally place me in the 5th row of a reading session with Leslie Schwartz and listening to an excerpt from The Lost ChaptersHer book nails the prison system but she does so without a whine; addiction has decimated many generations at least in my house but she faces hers It is a brave book written by a woman who has a sharp sense of justice and an ability to capture things about prison life that perhaps the average person does not know There is a lot packed into the time she spent with different people Leslie Schwartz is a story teller and handles themes of shame grief joy sorrow injustice with skill Her narrative form impacts strongly and creates understanding of prison life and addiction than say an academic treatise; that is a bias of mine She's never above anyone in status and sees personhood in all people I bought the book; Will share Now to see about her other books