• "Lerner's white-collar Everyman perspective may force readers to truly see the cruel inequities of our current system . . . hard to put down, even harder to forget."

    Kirkus Reviews
  • "A magnetic memoir and a compelling addition to the contemporary reporting of life in the American penal system and one man's place in it."

    Waterstones Books Quarterly
  • "A considerable achievement . . . Forthrightly pulls back the curtain on a brutal system of punitive penal warehousing."

    The Washington Post
  • "A grim and vivid account of life inside the unnamed dehumanising Nevada jail which was Lerner's home between 1998 and 2002, and the events leading up to his imprisonment there . . . A Hardyesque tale of spiralling inevitability towards disaster . . . The mix of characters is extraordinarily rich."

  • "He tells his tale, leading up to why he committed murder in the first place, with extraordinary humour, a raw tension and an ear for dialogue straight from God."