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Joe The Boss Fama by Mark Anthony Given

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The martyr cannot be dishonored. Every lash inflicted is a tongue of fame;  Every prison a more illustrious abode.  -Ralph Waldo Emerson _______________________________________________
    MY HUSTLE IN PRISON was the magazine route.  Back in the seventies and eighties you could check Bill Me Later and they would start sending magazines, CD's, Fingerhut, stuff.  I had the latest Rob Report, Playboy, Penthouse, Rolling Stone, Utne Reader, you name it.  On the Invoice I'd slice the bottom of the envelope just room enough for a check to slide out and check "Check Enclosed."  I made my rounds throughout the prison a few times a week and only the elite dozen or so guys were on my official list and people would stop me all the time and I'd pretend to look at a piece of paper in my hand and say, "Nope, not on the list."  I'd keep walking....I know it sounds lame and I never really made any money at it but I knew I wou…

Did I Ever Tell You by Mark Anthony Given

This very first ever eBook created on Facebook, Twitter and Blogspot simultaneously!, “Real Men, Real Case's, Real Life Heist’s The Dope Feign Shuffle,” the entirely true story Cover to cover, Beginning to end, Word for word, Page to page, Edit to edit, right down to the very last One Wrong Word: Began April 27, 2013 to Present By Mark Anthony Given. 4/27/2013 7:26:07 AM Copyright 2013 All Rights Reserved


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Anger cannot be dishonest. -Marcus Aurelius __________________           DID I EVER TELL YOU I attacked five grown black men while in prison with my bare hands at the same time? I try and tell people soon after I meet them, I'm the nicest guy you ever want to meet and I always try and nearly always do the right thing, but don't piss me off. I got in an argument last summer with a few of my neighbors about a water hose; two of them have since moved and the third left immediately leaving all their property, and never came back. I got a bad temper.            …

Black's Dictionary Machette

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Laws control the lesser man, right conduct controls the greater. -Mark Twain
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      I READ THIRTY YEARS of United States Supreme Court decisions in fourteen months in the custody of the Federal Correctional Facility at Seagoville, Texas on a parole violation.  They put me in charge of six other inmates right off the bus after I showed a copy of my diploma to the director of education, purporting to show I just graduated from a fly by night community college on the Gulf Coast, Phillips Junior College, whose dozens of campuses folded shortly after I graduated.  Took me three years to get a two year degree holding down a full time job and going to school three nights a week to receive my Legal Administrative Assistant, Associate of Applied Science Degree.   I made dozens of copies of it on the school copier and threw them out the window on the ride to a friends house where a bunch of people used to sit around after work getting wasted and…