A TRUE STORY THAT WILL BREAK YOUR HEART: The Master Plan is an absorbing memoir that takes readers from the depths of despair to the pinnacle of self-transformation. Chris Wilson’s life is full of difficult moments, but his determination to overcome is inspiring and the story’s ending is satisfying: today, Chris owns two businesses and speaks to and for thousands of disadvantaged people each year.
A PERSPECTIVE THAT WILL OPEN YOUR EYES: Chris’ story offers a fresh first-person perspective on the crucial issues of mass incarceration, the trauma of poverty, and the importance of second chances.
AN AUTHOR WHO CONNECTS PEOPLE: Chris’ list of friends includes Taylor Branch, Dave Chapelle, Alicia Keys, DeRay McKessen, Van Jones, and Ben Jealous. He was featured in a Bernie Sanders campaign video, speaks four to five times a month, and has been featured in numerous media outlets, including an NPR “Stoop” Story.
A CATEGORY THAT SELLS: Books on criminal justice and the African-American experience have been well received in recent years; this books takes the problems exposed in Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson and The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander and shows, from the inside, what it’s like to live with them.
A BESTSELLING CO-WRITER: The writer of 8 New York Times bestsellers, Bret Witter has brought Chris’ voice to life on the page.
A MOVIE IN THE MAKING: Anonymous Content (The Revenant, Spotlight, True Detective,The Alienist) bought the rights to Chris’ story.
A FOREWORD BY WES MOORE, bestselling author of The Other Wes Moore and The Work.
“An incredibly moving book that will change the way you look at the criminal justice system.”—Senator Bernie Sanders
“A philosophy that we should all take to heart.”—Wes Moore, bestselling author of The Other Wes Moore
“A brutally confessional indictment of mass incarceration America.”—Taylor Branch, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Parting the Waters
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