By Jack Henry Abbott. The book features an introduction by Norman Mailer, who supported Abbott's petition for parole the year the book came out, 1981; the book itself is Abbott's letters TO Mailer about conditions inside. The New York Times gave it a decent review, not knowing that the night before the review came out, Abbott had killed a waiter during a dispute in an East Village restaurant.
Abbott's case has been repurposed in various Law & Order episodes and other cultural artifacts; should you repurpose this paperback for your own reading? It's a slim tome that fits nicely in a cargo pocket. Some creasing to the covers, a couple of dog-eared pages, and the cracked spine leans a bit; otherwise in fine readable shape.