Brother One Cell by Cullen Thomas

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Cullen Thomas was just like the thousands of other American kids who travel abroad after college. He was hungry for meaning and excitement beyond a nine-to-five routine, so he set off for Seoul, South Korea, to teach English and look for adventure. What he got was a three-and-a- half-year drug-crime sentence in South Korea's prisons, where the physical toll of life in a cell was coupled with the mental anguish of maintaining sanity in a world that couldn't have been more foreign. This is Thomas's unvarnished account of his eye-opening, ultimately life-affirming experience. Brother One Cell is part cautionary tale, part prison memoir, and part insightful travelogue that will appeal to a wide readership, from concerned parents to armchair adventurers.

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Cullen Thomas's writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine,, The Washington Post, and Penthouse, among other publications.
Published February 26, 2008 by Penguin Books. 368 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Arts & Photography, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Non-fiction

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Cullen Thomas's book is an affecting tale of an innocent, middle-class American who spent three and a half years in South Korean prisons for mailing himself a kilogram of hashish.

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