Real Men Wear Beige : One man's jailhouse journey through the chaotic realm of concrete and steel

Real Men Wear Beige : One man's jailhouse journey through the chaotic realm of concrete and steel

Real Men Wear Beige is about one man’s journey through the criminal justice system and his incarceration after receiving a 5 year prison sentence on an Official Misconduct charge. The book reveals some hard, cold facts about prison life through a very expressive and provocative story and does so in a poignant and somewhat “tongue in cheek” manner. The book “Orange is the New Black” by Piper Kerman could be considered comparable in terms of its depiction of prison relationships, comradery and setting, but the incredible journey depicted in Real Men Wear Beige is a bit “rougher and tougher,” reflecting the differences between the women’s and men’s prison environment. The journey is intense, informative and enlightening.

The book exudes an accurate and realistic perspective of what incarceration is really all about and illustrates how people in any setting, whether free, or restrained, or cast into the most abrasive of circumstances, are incredibly consistent. The most bizarre, often callous, often amusing and sometimes ironic examples of plain old unadulterated humanity are interspersed throughout the story in a series of intriguing and entertaining episodes… like an expose' of the peculiarities that exist when you mix concrete and steel bars with dissonance and outrageous personalities.

The story movingly expresses the innermost thoughts, fears and emotions that one experiences while incarcerated. These deep feelings, sometimes incensed and sometimes heartwarming, are often revealed through song lyrics that were written behind the walls of prison and are now available on the Real Men Wear Beige Soundtrack at www.rmwbeige.com.

Title:Real Men Wear Beige : One man's jailhouse journey through the chaotic realm of concrete and steel
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781516920884
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    Real Men Wear Beige : One man's jailhouse journey through the chaotic realm of concrete and steel Reviews

  • Dave

    Original review posted at Book of BoganReal Men Wear Beige is the semi-memoir of a man who found himself – as ordinary people occasionally do – serving time in jail for a crime he did actually com...

  • Barbara

    - I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via a Goodreads giveway"Real Men Wear Beige" is a short memoir of life in prison- from the notorious Rikers Island to state prison, Donato Alfr...

  • Carol

    Real Men Wear Beige: One man’s jailhouse journey through the chaotic realm of concrete and steel by Donato Alfredano is the experiences of man jailed for a white collar crime. He wants to tell his s...

  • Tina

    "Do your time, don't let it do you."In the time of OITNB and Wentworth, prison is hot again. Mr. Alfredano's memior of his time in the penal system brings a very new and needed dimension to prison in ...

  • Carleen

    If you are one of the fans of the hit Netflix craze, Orange is The New Black, this is the book for you! This book is a welcome into the world of incarceration and the movement throughout the system. D...

  • Lisa

    I read, as Alfredano calls it, the book that's something about orange and black. I found that book interesting, but had a certain level of rose coloured glasses. This seemed much more self-aware and h...

  • Christina

    *I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*Wow! Once I started reading it was honestly difficult to stop. Admittedly, there are some grammar issues but what a story! I love...

  • Ellie Poujade-scott

    To understand how I found this book, I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.Thanks to Orange is the New Black, Alfredano's story is less concept shattering and more conception ...

  • Susan Obryan

    Donato Alfredano's recount of his time in prison offers no new insightful into the justice system. His character accounts are incomplete and lack true focus. His opinions are well expressed, but overa...