Good BehaviorBook - 2010
Traces the author's teenage criminal activities involving drugs, sex, and guns before his imprisonment for armed robbery, describing the adolescent fantasies that culminated in his violent behavior and the time he spent in jail.
Jailed at age sixteen for armed robbery, Nathan Henry was the kind of teenager most parents and teachers have nightmares about. His crime was the culmination of a life lived on the edge: guns and drugs, sex and violence, all set against the ordinary backdrop of a one-stop light town in rural Indiana. Nate's personal history is both disturbing and fascinating. A rough childhood becomes an adolescence full of half-realized violent fantasies that slowly build to the breaking point. But these scenes alternate with chapters about Nate's time in jail, where through reading and reflection he comes to see that his life can be different from all he's known up to this point.
Nathan's story of his year in jail and the life that led him there combine to create a powerful portrait of an American youth gone bad-and a moving story of redemption.
Traces the author's teenage criminal activities involving drugs, sex and guns before his imprisonment for armed robbery, sharing alternating chapters about a year of his life behind bars, in a personal account that describes the adolescent fantasies that culminated in his violent behavior. Simultaneous.