Education of a Felon: A Memoir by Edward Bunker

By Edward Bunker

In Education of a Felon, the reigning champion of legal novelists ultimately tells his personal tale. The son of an alcoholic stagehand father and a Busby Berkeley refrain woman, Bunker was--at seventeen--the youngest inmate ever in San Quentin. His hard-won reviews on L.A.'s meanest streets and out and in of felony gave him the fabric to put in writing many of the grittiest and so much affecting novels of our time.
From smoking a joint within the fuel chamber to leaving fingerprints on a knife hooked up to a serial kiler, from Hollywood's steamy undersde to swimming within the Neptune pool at San Simeon, Bunker supplies a memoir as colourful as any of his novels and as compelling because the existence he's lead.

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5) and fear no rival. You repent (Gen. 6{, 1Sam. 15·35), but do not regret; you are roused to anger, and remain calm. You change your works, but your counsel is unchanged. You take back what you find, yet you had never lost it. You are never in need, yet you rejoice in riches; never grasp­ ing, yet you demand a return from us (cf Matt. 27). J5, Rom. 35); but who has anything that is not your own? You repay debts, but are no one's debtor; you remit them, and suffer no loss. And yet what have we said of you, my God, my life, my holy Sweetness?

17-32]). Highest and best, most mighty, most almighty; most full of mercy and justice, most hidden and most present with us, most lovely and most strong. 5). You are always at work and always at rest; you gather to yourself, though you lack nothing. You bring together, fulfil and protect; you create, nourish and bring to completion. You seek, when you are short of nothing. You love, without the fever of passion. 2, cf Ex. 5) and fear no rival. You repent (Gen. 6{, 1Sam. 15·35), but do not regret; you are roused to anger, and remain calm.

All church buildings returned to Catholics. The Council of Constantinople reaffirms Nicene Creed and condemns Arianism. Gregory of Nazianzus is consecrated bishop of Constantinople. Rufinus of Aquileia and Melania found double monastery on Mount of Olives. ximus. Ambrose visits Rome. Famine in Rome. Murder of Gratian. Symmachus becomes Prefect of Rome. Siricius becomes bishop of Rome, the first to be called Pope. 384 Latin translation of New Testament. 385 Monica joins him in Milan. To further his public career, he renounces his concubine, sends her back to Africa and becomes betrothed to an heiress, selected by his mother.

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