This book intrigued me because it's a true life story of a man, Buzzy Martin, teaching criminals to play the guitar in jail. It was written in diary style with each entry detailing Buzzy's visit's to the jail and his thoughts and impressions of the event. One of the driving motivations for his participation at the jail, (and I assume, writing the book) was his work at juvenile detention centers.
In his experience, some juvenile delinquents look forward to jail and relish jail time a badge of manhood. Buzzy wanted not only to help those in the jail, but also to bring real life stories to the detention center to help persuade the "lost souls" in detention to turn their lives around while they still had time.
Having said all that I hated this book. It was terribly written. Each journal entry has a lot of the same insights as the entry before that. There is no plot and no flow. Under severe editing, this book could really be amazing, but as it stands, it's a mess. There is also excessive profanity and frequent sexual references.
Full disclosure: I received a copy of this book for free from Media Guests in exchange for my candid review of the book.