You Can't Win

You Can't Win

Book - 2013
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You Can't Win , the beloved memoir of real lowdown Americana by criminal hobo Jack Black, was first published in 1926, then reprinted in 1988 by Adam Parfrey's Amok Press, featuring an introduction by William S. Burroughs.

After its Amok Press edition went out of print, You Can't Win found popularity once again with the AK Press edition.

Feral House's new version will take this classic American narrative a lot further, including two remarkable nonfiction articles by Jack Black written for Harper's Magazine in the 1920s. Remarkable illustrations by Joe Coleman and new biographical revelations by Donald Kennison will round out the new edition.

A full-length feature film of You Can't Win starring Boardwalk Empire 's Michael Pitt is expected to be released in spring 2013.

Publisher: Port Townsend, WA : Feral House, [2013]
Edition: Updated edition
ISBN: 9781936239610
Branch Call Number: 364.1092 B62a2
Characteristics: 317 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: You cannot win


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Jul 03, 2017

Great book, with Canadian references ( author was flogged in the BC Pen' ). Sorry for spoiler!

Mar 13, 2017

Loved this book. I felt like I was there living that crazy but thrilling life in a time long gone and never to return.

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