Friends At Left Bank Books — Books to Prisoners Project

Dear Left Bank Books,

Thank you for the new round of books. I wasn’t expecting them, and was excited yesterday to see the delivery from you. I always laugh out lout at what you send me, because it’s all so fitting and inspirational for the Book of Irving Project. I hope you can take the time to view how it’s developing. I contribute all my progressions to thoughtful individuals such as yourselves.

Here is the pitch I’ve included in the last few hundred letters:

It started with a battle in a private prison on the Mexican border. It was a battle for basic human decency. I had to create a medium to capture the experience, and have since developed it into a model of civil discourse. Please take a moment to view my efforts: It’s creative.

So you can imagine how The Handmaid’s Tale, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and Confessions of an English Opium-Eater may be influential to my work! I haven’t received much response yet but for a book or a letter here and there. That’s really all I need to keep me going.

I’d like to invite you to share my materials in any format and with edits. I also wish to reinforce how very much appreciated you are, and all the work that you do.

Holiday best!
Patrick Irving 82431
PO Box 51
Boise, ID 83707

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