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RebelUSA
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My pals enjoy the various "auto correct fail" books that I send them, some of the stuff in them are so funny I always get good feed back and the books are always passed around fellow inmates! :)

RebelUSA
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I sent one of my guys this book. I haven't read it myself but I've read lots of great reviews and the quotes I did read are hilarious. If your pen pal could use a laugh, try this.
http://****mydadsays.com/

I also sent that to my pals along with 'more s**t my Dad says" they loved those, thought they were hilarious! :)

RebelUSA
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I didn't know they had actual books with those. I send printouts to R with those and he loves them. I'll have to check Amazon.

They have a few on Amazon, I've sent them through Amazon! My cowboy absolutely loves them, I just need to find a few new ones for him now :) in the meantime he's reading the latest Dean Kontz book I sent him, he also loves anything by Stephen King! :)

RebelUSA
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I also use Amazon.com to send books and CD's, there's an option in your Amazon account to "change country" and you can track the orders so you know that they have arrived :)

PixieWings
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Most of my pp like yoga and sign languages books..

PPAz83
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A will read anything. He uses literature as a form of escape from his reality and yes, he reads things on incarceration too.

gsc984
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how do you send a book to an inmate from Amazon? I've only brought books for Kindle

gsc984
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That's very easy! Just put the book in your cart and select the address you want to have it shipped to. You can put his inmate number after the name and my guy always gets his books;-) PS, I order from Amazon.com

I don't think Amazon..co.uk allows me to buy from Amazon.com. I tried to send someone in America a kindle book and I couldn't do it

gsc984
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I'll try from Amazon..co.uk and if no luck will try Amazon.com. I might not of been able to send the kindle book because sometimes books are released here before America

MissIndependant
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A book that's very popular with inmates is "The 48 Laws of Power" by Robert Greene. Greene basically teaches how to manipulate others. 'Course, it could also be used to teach ones self when to recognize when others are manipulating you. My ex wanted the book so that he could better manipulate others.

njsquarebear
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My Iowa guy is really into facts and trivia, so every year he purchases the new edition of this book. Reading the description I can see WHY he likes as it is keeping him abreast of what's happening in the world, year by year.

World Almanac and Book of Facts 2014 [Paperback]
by Sarah Janssen
World Almanac and Book of Facts 2014: Sarah Janssen: 9781600571824: Amazon.com: Books

The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Published annually since 1868, this compendium of information is the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. Praised as a “treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information” by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac® contains thousands of facts that are unavailable publicly elsewhere. The 2014 edition of The World Almanac® and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia questions—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more.

njsquarebear
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My penpal in Lewisburg (Federal) informed me this week that "48 Laws of Power" and the "Art of Seduction" books have been banned in the BOP (at least where he is). Though of course he had read them both! LOL He said, "the last thing prisons want is to have them improving our manipulation skills".

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how do you send a book to an inmate from Amazon? I've only brought books for Kindle

That's very easy! Just put the book in your cart and select the address you want to have it shipped to. You can put his inmate number after the name and my guy always gets his books;-) PS, I order from Amazon.com

Wendycita
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Hey I actually have a (silly) question about the books you send to your penpal.
I was thinking about sharing a list of books I really love with my penpal and if some sounds good to him, send them. (Or send anything else he'd like to read actually, I'm not going to force him to read my girly books haha)
One of the book I put in my top 10 is The Reader. There's a movie that you probably heard about/watched with Kate Winslet. The story is tough and prison related. It can be "upsetting" because you ask yourself a lot of questions about responsability, forgiveness and so on after you've read the book/watched the movie.
Do you think I can put the book on the list bc of the subject ?

Ps : I don't know if it was the best thread to post in. Sorry :)

Wendycita
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Thanks a lot for your answers ! I might have over thought this :) I'll see what he prefers anyway.

RebeccaRenee
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My pp is currently reading "The Cell" by John C. Miller, Michael Stone and Chris Mitchell.
Here's the description on Amazon:
In The Cell, John Miller, an award-winning journalist and co-anchor of ABC's 20/20, along with veteran reporter Michael Stone and Chris Mitchell, takes readers back more than 10 years to the birth of the terrorist cell that later metastasized into al Qaeda's New York operation. This remarkable book offers a firsthand account of what it is to be a police officer, an FBI agent or a reporter obsessed with a case few people will take seriously. It contains a first-person account of Miller's face-to-face meeting with Bin Laden and provides the first full-length treatment to piece together what led up to the events of 9/11, ultimately delivering the disturbing answer to the question: Why, with all the information the intelligence community had, was no one able to stop the 9/11 attacks?

He's gotten really into and wants me to read it as soon as possible, so we can compare notes, lol.

RebeccaRenee
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I bet! Al Qaeda seems interesting to learn about and how they're able to just sweep into a place and strategically take over.

Anonymous
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I've sent this book to almost every person I have wrote (its a short read and seems to be enjoyed by most) "The Courage To Create" by Rollo May

"What if imagination and art are not, as many of us might think, the frosting on life but the fountainhead of human experience? What if our logic and science derive from art forms, rather than the other way around? In this trenchant volume, Rollo May helps all of us find those creative impulses that, once liberated, offer new possibilities for achievement. A renowned therapist and inspiring guide, Dr. May draws on his experience to show how we can break out of old patterns in our lives. His insightful book offers us a way through our fears into a fully realized self."

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Silas Sydenham;1152260 wrote:
I have sent For the Term of His Natural Life to many people.

It is a long read, an historical novel, but seems to give some guys a little hope.

For the Term of His Natural Life - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Thank you for this recommendation! I had just finished buying a few books when I read this thread and decided to add this one to the mix as well. I hope he likes it, but it sounds like a good story, so I'm sure he will :)

Silas Sydenham
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I have sent For the Term of His Natural Life to many people.

It is a long read, an historical novel, but seems to give some guys a little hope.

For the Term of His Natural Life - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

natalieandjames
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The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela.

Pisces_Lion
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My man likes history so he really enjoyed reading a book I sent (by Amazon) to him: "A day in the life on ancient Rome" by Alberto Angela, also he liken "Les miserables" by Victor Hugo. I also thinking to send a book for his birthday (on August), I know he'll appreciate it a lot but not sure prison rules accept this biography, the title is "Go down together, the true untold story of Bonnie & Clyde" by Jeff Guinn. I have some doubt... I will see...

njsquarebear
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I don't send my PP any books in the fantasy genre. He says that the prison book carts and shelves are filled with fantasy and it gets to be boring to read all the time.

I sent him the "Weird NJ: Your Travel Guide to New Jersey's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets" as that is the state I live in. He's been lovin' the book, so I will probably get him the PA version which is where he's stuck at the moment. They also have other books in the same series for other states. The books are really interesting and laid-out well with lots of photos and illustrations.
Weird N.J.: Your Travel Guide to New Jersey's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets: Mark Moran, Mark Sceurman: 9781402766855: Amazon.com: Books

Also on occasion I've sent a book about post-incarceration education and jobs, just to keep him thinking positive and motivated:
http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=books+for+inmates&tag=googhydr...

Saiar
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I'm sending my pen pall a series called 'The ranger's apprentice' by John Flanagan.
It's kinda fantasy. He wasn't even that much into fantasy but he finished the first two books I sent him in just one day. Absolutely loved them.
It's a long series, I think it's 13 books in total so you can really get inside the characters. One of my favorite series ever.
Sending him the next few for his birthday :)

GardenGroove
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This is a great thread - I'm glad you posted, willbenice, and bumped it up :)

GardenGroove
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That series is what my son is currently reading - He loves it, too. He just started book #3 and tells me he wants me to read it, too.

I'm sending my pen pall a series called 'The ranger's apprentice' by John Flanagan.
It's kinda fantasy. He wasn't even that much into fantasy but he finished the first two books I sent him in just one day. Absolutely loved them.
It's a long series, I think it's 13 books in total so you can really get inside the characters. One of my favorite series ever.
Sending him the next few for his birthday :)

GardenGroove
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Awesome suggestion, Brian! There's one on my state, too, which I've added to my shopping cart so I can check it out, too! HA!!
I'm not anywhere near sending gifts yet as I've just "met" my PPs within the last week or so, but I'm bookmarking a lot of these suggestions for "just in case!"

njsquarebear;1152276 wrote:
I don't send my PP any books in the fantasy genre. He says that the prison book carts and shelves are filled with fantasy and it gets to be boring to read all the time.

I sent him the "Weird NJ: Your Travel Guide to New Jersey's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets" as that is the state I live in. He's been lovin' the book, so I will probably get him the PA version which is where he's stuck at the moment. They also have other books in the same series for other states. The books are really interesting and laid-out well with lots of photos and illustrations.
Weird N.J.: Your Travel Guide to New Jersey's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets: Mark Moran, Mark Sceurman: 9781402766855: Amazon.com: Books

Also on occasion I've sent a book about post-incarceration education and jobs, just to keep him thinking positive and motivated:
Amazon.com: books for inmates

L.N.
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"Journey of Souls" by Dr. Michael Newton. One of my pals passed it around and some of his friends said that it gave them a different outlook on life.

jcsjbr
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"A great book for inmates who have been in prison for a long time, or spent years in confinement....In the Belly of the Beast."

Indeed! Good mention. There's one through Amazon's Createspace (thanks to yours truly ha) called "Conned by a Cop" going around my fiance's "ware house". He and his buddies are having a blast ripping apart the cop in the story! LOL :yup:

VioletGrey
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Looking for some book reccomendations for my PP - all suggestions welcome, though I'm looking more for some non-fiction or autobiography/true stories rather than fiction books...
Thanks!

VioletGrey
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From experience I found the books inside to be in horrific condition. I read so many books with missing chapters or pages. And typically the selection is Dismal.

Any good ones you can recommend?

Druxus
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From experience I found the books inside to be in horrific condition. I read so many books with missing chapters or pages. And typically the selection is Dismal.

Druxus
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I read anything.....Multiple times normally, Best to keep away from true crime type stuff though

moosix
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Whose the book by please? I've gone on amazon and its got like 15 books with the title candid confessions.

moosix
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Hey, my PP friend also asks to send him interesting stories. He said that there are lots of adventure books and word classic, but he wants to read something new and unusual. Okay, just...try not laugh too much but I sent him all my university essays that I order in fast cheap essay writing service. This company AffordablePapers writes them in high quality and I guess that it will be useful for my PP friend to read them. He said that this was smth new.