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The Resource Corrections in ink : a memoir, Keri Blakinger

Corrections in ink : a memoir, Keri Blakinger

Label
Corrections in ink : a memoir
Title
Corrections in ink
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Keri Blakinger
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Corrections in Ink is an electric and unforgettable memoir about a young woman's journey-from the ice rink, to addiction and a prison sentence, to the newsroom-emerging with a fierce determination to expose the broken system she experienced. An elite, competitive figure skater growing up, Keri Blakinger poured herself into the sport, even competing at nationals. But when her skating partnership ended abruptly, her world shattered. With all the intensity she saved for the ice, she dove into self-destruction. From her first taste of heroin, the next nine years would be a blur-living on the streets, digging for a vein, selling drugs and sex, eventually plunging off a bridge when it all became too much, all while trying to hold herself together enough to finish her degree at Cornell. Then, on a cold day during Keri's senior year, the police stopped her. Caught with a Tupperware container full of heroin, she was arrested and ushered into a holding cell, a county jail, and finally into state prison. There, in the cruel "upside down," Keri witnessed callous conditions and encountered women from all walks of life-women who would change Keri forever. Two years later, Keri walked out of prison sober and determined to make the most of the second chance she was given-an opportunity impacted by her privilege as a white woman. She scored a local reporting job and eventually moved to Texas, where she started covering nothing other than: prisons. Now, over her career as an award-winning journalist, she has dedicated herself to exposing the broken system as only an insider could. Not just a story about getting out and getting off drugs, this rich memoir is about finding redemption within yourself, as well as from the outside world, and the power of second chances. Written in a searing voice, Corrections in Ink is told with unflinching honesty and jolts of irreverent humor, and uncovers a dark and brutal system that affects us all"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blakinger, Keri
Dewey number
  • 070.92
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN4874.B553
LC item number
A3 2022
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blakinger, Keri,
  • Women journalists
  • Drug addicts
  • Ex-convicts
  • Figure skaters
Label
Corrections in ink : a memoir, Keri Blakinger
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1263339294
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9781250272850
Lccn
2022002306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1263339294
Label
Corrections in ink : a memoir, Keri Blakinger
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1263339294
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9781250272850
Lccn
2022002306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1263339294

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