Shakespeare Saved My Life
Their meeting triggered a relationship that has lasted more than a decade, profoundly illustrating the enduring lessons of Shakespeare. This book is an amazing testament to the healing power of words. But it's not just the prisoners who are transformed. This is a starkly engaging tale, one that will be embraced by anyone who has ever been changed by a book.
"Readers will find much to be inspired by and optimistic about in Bates's book" - PopMatters
DR. LAURA BATES is an English professor at Indiana State University, where she has taught courses on Shakespeare for the past 15 years to students on campus and in prison. She has a PhD from the University of Chicago with a focus on Shakespeare studies. Her work has been featured in national media, including MSNBC's Lock Up. She lives in Indiana.