Testimonials

“A searing indictment of America’s underfunded and substandard prison memoirists.”

–  Elizabeth Warren staffer

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“A magnificent achievement in autobiography, in that the writer seems never to have met the author.”

–  Guy who uses Starbucks as an office

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He probably ain’t lyin’.”

 – Former fellow inmate

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Stunning!  Like, I mean, that the Garrett I know finished writing a whole book.”

– A Phillips relative

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“I like funny. I like prison stories. And if it ever gets published I’ll probably like more of these funny prison stories.”

– Critique writer on scribophile.com

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“A gut-shiving story.

-Toothbrush carver

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“Reading the tales of this reformed felon, one worries about how many tax dollars we sank into this.”

– Random church preacher

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“Garrett Phillips is far taller in person than you’d expect. And Lookout for Shorts is an okay read.”

– Asian tourist

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“This book tells jailing like it is.  Not that I would know, I’ve never been to prison. You touch my dessert, you die.”

– Non former fellow inmate

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“This book proves second chances may be a total myth. But it’s readable.”

– Amateur sociologist