H-Unit by Keith and Kent Zimmerman
A Story of Writing and Redemption Behind the Walls of San Quentin

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The bold account of launching an innovative creative writing class inside San Quentin and the journey of hardship, inspiration, & redemption of its members, from New York Times bestselling authors.

San Quentin State Prison would be an unlikely place to look for writing talent. But Keith and Kent Zimmerman, twin brothers and New York Times bestselling co-authors of Operation Family Secrets, have found creative passion, a range of gritty, authentic voices, and a path to hope and redemption behind the guarded walls of the prison’s H-Unit—through a creative writing course they founded almost a decade ago.

H-Unit: A Story of Writing and Redemption Behind the Walls of San Quentin is the dramatic account of hope and purpose that explores Keith and Kent’s experience teaching the class and their students’ experience in the Literary Throwdown writing competition. Seen from the inside, H-Unit is written in an authentic voice and tells the story of real-life characters, from the recidivous “Big Bob” to the incorrigible “Midget Porn,” whose lives are transformed by the written word.

About Keith and Kent Zimmerman

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Twin authors Keith and Kent Zimmerman have written or co-written 17 bestselling pop culture works on subjects ranging from the Sex Pistols to Hell's Angels to the Chicago mob, including New York Times bestseller Operation Family Secrets, and have optioned their international bestsellers for film and television. Rotten, an oral history of the Sex Pistols and British punk scene, was nominated for a Ralph J. Gleason Award, and the Zimmermans were named Writer Laureates by the San Francisco Friends of the Library a decade later. The Zimmermans continue to devote their Friday nights to teaching their Creative Writing class at San Quentin State Prison.
Published July 18, 2012 by Turner Publishing Company. 267 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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The latest offering from the Zimmerman brothers (Operation Family Secrets) is an earnest account of their experience teaching a Friday night writing course for inmates of San Quentin State Prison.

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