The Oprah-sanctioned author of She’s Come Undone does a bit of championing himself with this collection of personal stories written by inmates at the York Correctional Institution, Connecticut’s maximum-security prison for women. The 12 riveting, touching autobiographical accounts look past the bars to lay bare lives that would normally have gone unheard: a mentally ill woman who spent years in silence after being raped and impregnated by her father; an inmate who, after gunning down her abusive husband, couldn’t attend her son’s funeral and has yet to visit his grave. Raw and intensely personal, Couldn’t Keep It to Myself is often hard to take (with few exceptions, the men in these women’s lives are monsters), but it deserves an audience.
Couldn't Keep It to Myself: Testimonies From Our Imprisoned Sisters The Oprah-sanctioned author of She's Come Undone does a bit of championing himself with this collection of personal stories written by inmates at the...Couldn't Keep It to Myself: Testimonies From Our Imprisoned SistersNonfiction, Memoir The Oprah-sanctioned author of She's Come Undone does a bit of championing himself with this collection of personal stories written by inmates at the...2003-02-21
Genre: Nonfiction, Memoir
Posted February 21 2003 — 12:00 AM EST
- Arthur Conan Doyle's estate is suing Miramax over 'Mr. Holmes'
- A$AP Rocky and Schoolboy Q shock with 'Electric Body'
- Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen aren't returning for Netflix's 'Fuller House'
- Two more (unofficial) Drake songs leak, including Tinashe collaboration
- Bask in '90s nostalgia with this a ca-mazing 'Boy Meets World' medley
- Eminem to executive produce 'Southpaw' soundtrack: Hear a sneak peek of his new song
- Michael B. Jordan: Why I'm Torching the color line in 'Fantastic Four'
- 'Fear the Walking Dead' First Look: 7 photos from the set
- Cannes 2015: What's buzzing in film and fashion (so far)
- 'Survivor': Meet 20 alums you picked for a 'Second Chance'
- Ellie Kemper, more faces of the 2015 Webby Awards
- Summer Music Preview 2015: 10 hottest tours
- George Clooney, Meghan Trainor, Pharrell & Zoë and More!