'For almost all my life, I've been the person you crossed the street to avoid. I had nothing in my life but that need, that empty space I could only fill with more drugs, with more drink. That was my aim - steal by day, get wasted by night...' Peter Woolf is 50 and has spent half his life in and out of jail. A heroin addict at fourteen he went on to become a notorious career criminal with close links to the London crime underworld. Yet, amazingly, today Peter is clean and has not reoffended since a life-changing meeting in 2002 when he came face to face with some of his victims. Born in 1957 into one of London's leading crime families - the Nashes - Peter was regularly beaten by his stepfather and by the woman he thought was his mother (though he found out later in life that his mother was in fact Alice, whom he had always thought was his elder sister).He saw his first dead body when he was six, and when he was twelve he was sent to a juvenile detention centre for assaulting his teacher. On his release his life became an endless cycle of drugs, violent crimes to pay for drugs, then prison. This is a searingly honest and gritty portrayal of a man ensconced in a world of violence and depravity who, against the odds, managed to turn his life around.
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Descrizione libro Bantam Press, 2008, 2008. 8vo softcover 352pp. illus. Very good. ‘For almost all my life, I've been the person you crossed the street to avoid ’Peter Woolf's life of drinking, drug-taking and thieving had begun before most people leave school. Spending most of his adult life in prison made no difference to him: life itself offered him no hope. Today, amazingly, Peter is clean and has not reoffended since a life-changing meeting in 2002 when he came face to face with some of his victims.The Damage Done is a searingly honest and gritty portrayal of a man ensconced in an endless cycle of drugs, violence, prison and depravity who, one Tuesday afternoon in a glass room at Pentonville prison, was forced to confront all that he had destroyed. Codice libro della libreria 62827
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice libro della libreria GOR001766784
Descrizione libro Bantam Press 2008-04-21, 2008. Paperback. Condizione libro: Fair. 0593059867 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Codice libro della libreria POTM-0593059867