So, these came out a few months ago. They are heartbreaking and really quite good. Jerry is a very good writer, sucks you right in with really over the top tales that I only realized were over the top years later. I’ve read much but not all, have to put it down and change it up often. I did recognize that because we were sometimes separated due to the co-parenting, we have different fucked up accounts of the same time, different place. Poverty imposes the same variables where ever you are; unsafe food poor communities of substandard housing, inadequate childcare and under-resourced schools. These conditions create a fucking hard cycle to get out of and I’m thrilled that these books are not a suicide note but a story of survival. His transition to the artist he is today is evident in these stories. Way to go Jerry.
I grew up with a brother who became one of the most notorious punks around. He was quite a mean fucker sometimes but not most of the time. I love the pic on book 1, it was taken pre me. Really cute. Much cuter than book 2s cover. Buy these books, he’s got a mortgage now.