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This week marked ten years that I was released from prison on June 8, 2004, after serving nearly six years for robbery, which was based on my past addictions to alcohol, drugs and gambling.

Although I have done many good things over this time, such as writing my book, “Jew in Jail,” and delivering motivational & inspirational speeches to help other addicts in recovery or anyone not living up to their full potential, I am also very aware of the fact that I continue to make mistakes, and, therefore, will always be a work in progress.

But that is fine with me.

I realize that change doesn’t occur overnight, or even over a ten year span, and am prepared to work even harder than ever before in order to be the best possible person I can be.

Life definitely is a learning process, and by continuing to read, write, speak, and go to meetings to hear others share their messages, it will enable me to become what I strive for, which is a man people call genuine, helpful, humble, and someone to look up to.

I know there will always be bumps along the way, but with great friends, and readers like you at my side, we can help each other make it in this crazy worlds of ours!

I hope this summer is the best one you will ever experience, and look forward to the great feedback and comments you always provide, either here on my blog, in person, via email, or through my website, http://www.jewinjail.com/.

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About gman18

I came into the world on October 18, 1961. John F. Kennedy was President of the United States. The film West Side Story was released, and would go on to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Major League Baseball was celebrating Roger Maris of the New York Yankees, who hit a then-record 61 home runs that season. I was an excellent student, although a bit of a class clown too. I spent a majority of my time playing sports, but fell in love with newspapers, which was how I was initially introduced into writing and storytelling. While attending Kingsborough Community College from 1979-1981, I served as editor-in-chief of the school's paper, and then joined the staff at Long Island University's Seawanhaka for my junior and senior years. At L.I.U. where I earned my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism in 1983, I was also a selected member of Sigma Delta Chi, as well as Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges. My last year in college included an unpaid internship at WCBS-TV, Channel 2 in New York City, where I learned so much about the television business. Upon graduation, I landed a job at the network, starting as a news clerk for The CBS Morning News with Diane Sawyer, and also weekend shifts for The NFL Today with Brent Musburger. After quickly rising in the ranks to producer, my life suddenly went on a downward spiral due to addictions to alcohol, drugs and gambling, which ultimately led to nearly six years behind bars for robbery. My time incarcerated gave birth to my first published book, Jew in Jail, which tells my true story of how I finally decided to deal with my addictions and turn my life around, all the while under the toughest conditions imaginable of being a minority in the prison system, forced to fend for myself. Writing Jew in Jail - as I was doing my time - allowed me to become very introspective, and realize that I could help others in similar situations of being an addict and/or living with low self-esteem. Today, I still reside in my hometown of Brooklyn, New York, where I am working on my next book project, continuing to promote Jew in Jail, and always helping other addicts through my motivational and inspirational speeches, and one-on-one consultations.
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