November 2, 2014, Sunday afternoon -- Reading T.J. English

In Dolores Park, reading next to the reader I posted about on Monday, and enjoying the last few hours of his trip before returning home to Sydney, Australia
He is reading Paddy Whacked: The Untold Story of the Irish American Gangster, by T. J. English.   It's about the Irish American mob.  He really likes the true crime genre.

His favorite book is Marching Powder: A True Story of Friendship, Cocaine, and South America's Strangest Jail, by Rusty Young, about an Englishman who is a drug runner and gets stuck in a Bolivian jail.  When the author was backpacking in South America he took a tour of a prison and met the person who he would write the book about.  He wound up bribing a guard to let him stay, and share a cell with the drug trafficker, so he could continue to interview him and learn about life in prison.