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Author Interview: Gary Goldstein
By Keri B.
In June of 1998, Gary Goldstein was arrested after robbing a series of dry cleaners to pay back bookies and feed his addiction. After serving 6 years in the New York State Department of Correction and Community Supervision, Goldstein was released and penned a memoir entitled Jew in Jail. Today, Goldstein is clean and sober, working as a motivational speaker, and promoting his book.
1. What prompted you to write this? I…Continue
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Will He? is my third mystery. It required a great deal of research so I feel that my writing is evolving; hopefully, improving. If only I could gain more exposure for this book. I already have my next one published. A romance entitled, Till Heaven Then Forever.
Added by Linda Heavner Gerald on December 26, 2013 at 7:48am — No Comments
Today, I bring you the sixth chapter of my book, "Jew in Jail."
By reading it, you will hopefully gain some insights into the insanity one deals with when he or she is a defendant going to court in the New York State judicial system.
Of course, had I not put myself in this predicament in the first place, none of this would have ever even taken place!
6. BACK TO COURT
Going to court from Rikers Island was an experience in itself. After attending my first…
Added by Gary Goldstein on August 25, 2013 at 6:55am — No Comments
Recovery has helped me reclaim my life, self-esteem, self-confidence, and purpose for being.
Even though I nearly died of an alcohol and drug overdose way back in 1989, and then also spent nearly six years incarcerated as a result of my past addictions to alcohol, drugs and gambling from 1998-2004, it wasn't until I woke up…Continue
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Today, I bring you the fifth chapter of my book, “Jew in Jail.”
It was time to go to big, bad Rikers Island, and see if I was ready to spend time with the toughest detainees New York City had to offer!
5. THE MOVE TO RIKERS ISLAND
Even though the next day was Saturday, I was taken on the first bus headed for Rikers Island in Queens. I remembered being there once before, about five years earlier, but only for a week until my…
Added by Gary Goldstein on July 16, 2013 at 3:04pm — No Comments