Jimmy Lerner's Books Final Chapter Of 'You Got Nothing Coming'

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You Got Nothing Coming Jimmy Lerner, was enjoying life until the stress of corporative downsizing and rampant consumerism led to drug abuse, drinking, divorce, bad companions, and finally murder. Lerner killed a man in Las Vegas, Nevada, and was convicted of murder. However, Lerner’s attorney assisted on dropping the charges to voluntary manslaughter. In the books final chapter, is where he flashes back to the crime that sent him to prison. He describes his transformation from a new fish in a Nevada maximum-security prison into a stand up con and realized that on the bottom side of society you go nothing coming. In the books final chapter, is where Lerner flashes back to the crime that sent him to prison. He provided several details about …show more content…

For example, the author started his book by describing his humiliation of being naked in suicide watch cell no.3. Jimmy Lerner, goes into deep details on the conduct of the deputies that he encoder. Lerner (2002), when the food slot for breakfast, I seize the opportunity to announce my nakedness to my unseen captors. Guard! Guard! my mouth is practically pressed against the steel door, What the fuck do you want? There’s no guards here, asshole. Lerner, quickly adapted to the correctional environment and learned how to approach the guards correctly. Also, he faced several dangerous situations that he managed to over encounter while being in jail. The author had dangerous situation in which he overcame, for example when Kansas managed to smuggle the balloon full of drugs into his cell. Lerner (2002), stated I don’t want that shit in my house, Kansas. I’m not planning to spend the rest of my life in this shit hole, so you can watch Jerry Springer in …show more content…

It was Lerner’s first time being in jail and was unaware on how the correctional system worked. Throughout the book Lerner was consider as a fish but changed that while he speeded more time with Kansas. Kansas helped Lerner out while he was in prison, he guided and protected Lerner. Throughout the time that they spend together, Kansas was always insisting him to become tougher. Lerner desires to be like Kansas, to have the power, authority, and respect that he had. In Lerner (2002), commented to Lerner’s way to talk; if you don’t stop trying to talk like me, I will kill you, unnerstan’ what I’m saying. Over the years that Lerner passed in jail he learned more and more about how the system works. Being around people that do or sell drugs influenced Lerner to get involved by selling drugs. The reason that, he did not want to demonstrate fear while he was in prison, caused him to do things that he would not normally do. The authors did not realize the transformation that he went through while behind bars, for the reason that he was not trying to change but only adapt to his new environment. Being distracted while facing this situation caused him not to realize the transformation that he overcame. Lerner, involvement with Kansas was detected by the deputy officials, and affected the decision of the parole board about rather if he should be released or

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