Life on the Outside was selected as a finalist for the 2004 National Book Award.

The New York Times, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and The Village Voice named Life on the Outside one of the best books of 2004.

Life on the Outside is now available in paperback from Picador. In the summer of 2005, Granta published the book in England.

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Life On the Outside by Jennifer Gonnerman


Life on the Outside is the first major work of journalism on the subject of re-entry: the challenge of leaving prison and re-entering the free world.

This journey will be taken by millions of Americans in the coming years and will undoubtedly have a significant impact on the economics, safety, and soul of our nation.

Life on the Outside chronicles one woman's homecoming.

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Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
March 2004

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