The Master Plan

My Journey from Life in Prison to a Life of Purpose
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (9.92 hours)
Product Number: Z100142100
Released: Feb 05, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781984840387
Narrator/s: Chris Wilson, Wes Moore
Publisher: Books on Tape
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The inspiring, instructive, and ultimately triumphant memoir of a man who used hard work and a Master Plan to turn a life sentence into a second chance. Growing up in a tough Washington, D.C., neighborhood, Chris Wilson was so afraid for his life he wouldn't leave the house without a gun. One night, defending himself, he killed a man. At eighteen, he was sentenced to life in prison with no hope of parole. But what should have been the end of his story became the beginning. Deciding to make something of his life, Chris embarked on a journey of self-improvement--reading, working out, learning languages, even starting a business. He wrote his Master Plan: a list of all he expected to accomplish or acquire. He worked his plan every day for years, and in his mid-thirties he did the impossible: he convinced a judge to reduce his sentence and became a free man. Today Chris is a successful social entrepreneur who employs returning citizens; a mentor; and a public speaker. He is the embodiment of second chances, and this is his unforgettable story.

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Product Number EB00729978
Released: Feb 05, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
ISBN: #9780735215603

Professional reviews

"A natural storyteller, Chris Wilson delivers an engaging narration that pulls no punches as he recounts aspects of his childhood in Washington, DC, his eventual path to prison at age 17, and his personal transformation. Realizing the full weight of his life sentence at 19, Wilson decided to make a change--many changes actually, which resulted in a "master plan" that evolved over two decades of incarceration and continues to ground him since his hard-won release. Wilson's mid-Atlantic accent comfortably situates his story in a specific place, but his insights about race and incarceration, recidivism and second chances are applicable anywhere in America. Narrating the foreword, writer Wes Moore emphatically reminds listeners of the universality of Wilson's story as well as the singularity of the man telling it. A.S. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"