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The master plan : my journey from life in prison to a life of purpose

Author: Chris Wilson; Bret Witter
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Chris Wilson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Wilson; Bret Witter
ISBN: 9780735215597 0735215596
OCLC Number: 1143694577
Description: xvi, 414 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Wes Moore --
Prologue : One shot : November 6, 2006 --
Part I. The cave : Division Avenue ; My Mona Lisa mom ; The cop ; Broken ; Gladiator school ; The house becomes the cave ; Six shots --
Part II. The middle passage : Upper Marlboro ; Solitary ; Patuxent ; Bammas ; What's the point ; Decisions --
Part III. The master plan : Giving water ; What's your endgame? ; My master plan ; Workout ; Book crusher ; Positive delusions ; Tooky ; Master plan ; Tier three ; Steve's story ; Mentor ; IAC ; Progress ; Family ; Master plan ; Showstack ; Business ; Ethics ; The Rosetta Stone ; Master plan ; Perseverance ; Victims ; Opportunity ; Remorse ; Tier four ; Darico ; One shot ; The dream ; Master plan --
Part IV. The middle passage: part 2 : Lucky ; The system ; The man in the cave ; Saying good-bye ; Halfway ; Grinding again ; Crying all my tears ; Revenge ; Home --
Part V. From plan to action : Get out of prison ; Remain out in society ; Become financially independent ; Start a business ; Remain a lifelong learner ; Figure out how to afford to be a lifelong learner ; Focus on continual self-improvement ; Start my own business that makes a difference in people's lives ; A stoop story ; Positive delusion ; A blessing ; Be an active member of my community ; Make (another) difference in people's lives ; The uprising ; Burning the boats ; Be a father ; The White House ; Open arms --
Epilogue : Moving forward : April 8, 2017 --
Q & A Chris Wilson and Judge Cathy Hollenberg Serrette ; Recommended reading ; 32 things to remember when following your master plan ; A note on statistics ; Acknmowledgments.
Responsibility: Chris Wilson ; with Bret Witter.

Abstract:

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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