an APBP volunteer opened this letter the other day.
“I am writing you in hopes you can recommend me a book that will help me to turn my life around. I have never had a real job. I have been to prison 5 times now. I’ve done about 10 years all together. I keep doing the same thing expecting different results. I would like a book that will help me better myself.
“I do not have a job, house, car, place to live when I get out. I need a self-help book that will inspire me, better me, help me tune in and turn my life around. My mom is all I have left. I am 28 and my son does not know who I am. I need help to open my eyes. Can you find me a book I can read over and over and use it through out my life to change for the better. I read the bible some. I know there has to be a book for me. Something to make my mind stronger, smarter and teach me something. Please help me find this book. Thank you for your time.”