"Its a Wrap"
This book is a collection of experiences remembered; both in and out of Prison. By Project Censored Award Winning Author: Dwight Abbott.
About the cover; he writes:
"This morning, I sat and pictured in my mind a place I often went to, when I was being hunted; a place I knew well enough to feel safe; where I could be alone. During those days, I was convinced a time would come I'd to go there to lick my wounds and die. When you look at this book cover, imagine me straddling the fallen tree there at the bottom, looking out over my domain; rifle propped nearby. I would cook food from my meager supplies; on the nearest tip of land forming the first inlet on your right. At night, I would roll out my sleeping bag and sleep near the dying embers; maybe to "awake" - Free at last! "This book IS; my Wrap!"
Dwight Abbott, 12/24/2009"
"It's a Wrap" contains:
Story one: Titled: "Christmas Memories"; (6 pages) written by Dwight Abbott, is about a Christmas never to be forgotten.
Story two: Titled "Parole, a Parody" (6 pages) written by Dwight upon exiting the gates of San Quentin Prison.
Story three: Titled "Billy" - A Never Dying Story - (28 pages) was written by Myself, Skippy, and Sonny; as told to us by our dad; Dwight Abbott senior. It is a true story about a fatal animal attack in a southern California desert.
Story four: Titled Dwight and Dwight Go AWOL" (22 pages) Is about Sonny's dads' famous escape from Folsom Prison using Bed Dummies. It also includes news clippings of both my dad and brothers escapes from Prisons.
Story five: Titled: "Brother Bear" - The Bear Necessities". (21 pages)This story was written by Dwight, about a year spent homeless in the mountains of Shasta County above Jones Valley, Silverthorn Resort & Marina at Shasta Lake. This story inspired the cover of "It's a Wrap!" He found himself snowed in and 'one' with many forest creatures.
Story six: Titled "Convict and the Gopher: a Tail of Trust" by Dwight Abbott. It is a short introduction and story (45 pages); including illustrations of Sonny's adopted Gopher, Popcorn. Popcorn was Sonny's adopted "cellie" for Popcorn's entire life of 4.5 years. One must wonder what type of relationship might develop between the "most dangerous" of criminals and a Gopher; both, at first, reluctant to trust each other. This question will be answered in "Convict and the Gopher; a Tail of Trust." This story will enlighten all readers as to the forever 'lost humanity' of imprisoned convicts, who yet retain a hidden 'tenderness' that must forever remain hidden and unexplained; not only to the general prison population; but to an outside society that can not and/or will not give them 'another chance.'
Story Seven: Titled "My Affair with the Warden" ( 50 pages) was written by Sonny (Dwight Abbott) while in 'Deep SEG' at OSP (Oregon State Prison). This Story is somewhat graphic and may be deemed 'parental reading only' for youngsters; although, the Story line is totally appropriate for anyone who loves animals.
Sonny has also asked Skippy to add his 'two stories worth'; both about Sonny's childhood :) :
"The Rock" & "The Jacket"
See our other books: I Cried, You Didn't Listen has been published for twenty years and has sold over 20,000 copies. Both manuscripts and rights are now in Sonny's (and my) possession.
We have re-introduced "I Cried You Didn't Listen" (enhanced 3rd Edition)
and introduced "CONSEQUENCE": the aftermath.
Posted February 11, 2017 at 2:04 PM