MY BOOK Some of you, (perhaps quite a few of you,) are familiar with the autobiography I wrote called Ex-Inmate In Exile. For a long time, I’ve been waiting to have the exact count of the number of copies sold in hand before I updated you on this book. It’s now looking as though I’m never going to have that information thanks to lots of legal coniptulations. I’m forced, therefore, to ask you to take my word for it that I’ve sold a lot of copies. In the past 15-20 years, I’ve seen an almost countless number of indications that this was the case. For example, when I was in Santa Barbara, California in 2018, there appeared to be several people out there who recognized me from the picture of me on the back cover of every copy. One of those people gave me a particularly exuberant greeting. This was the first indication I’d had that the book was being read any place else besides Baltimore. In Baltimore where I live, complete strangers have been acknowledging me on the streets for years, particularly in my immediate neighborhood. The only royalties I’ve ever received from the filthy publisher with whom I published the book, are occasional checks which are usually not for more than three or four dollars. I’m certainly not getting rich from this thing, as I had dreamed of becoming. Nevertheless, on the basis of my impressions alone, I feel completely vindicated by the book. BINGO!