From Bars to Books and From Prison to Praise

24 Jul




An amazing true story, hold your breath… 
With more tricks than Bugs Bunny & more charm than Roger Rabbit; RABBIT IN THE JUNGLE – a brand new book that describes Anthony’s Alegrete’s rise from the streets of Los Angeles, through the penal system, to the halls of Academia. 

Rabbit in the Jungle tells a classically American story of second chances, hard work and hope. Sometimes raw and gritty, the book traces Anthony Alegrete’s youth during the West Coast Hip-Hop culture, his sometimes bad decisions, how he survived prison politics and finally built a reputation for himself at University of Nevada and partnered up with local fitness experts to bring a trendy gym to the downtown area of Vegas.
Can you imagine to be in prison for some youth sins that haunt you later?
This book shares his story in a way meant to be cautionary and inspiring. Alegrete wants others to know the important role that family, friends and education play in keeping their lives on the right track. The title for the book comes from Anthony’s ability to survive in multiple dangerous environments.  “Along the way he had a lot of fun, a little trouble and learned a few lessons.”


This book is also an eye-opener for young people and a Must-Read for social workers, politicians, parents, educators and bureaucrats.
“The prison system isn’t working. Theoretically, prisons deter and reform criminals. Given the high number of repeat visitors in the country’s prisons this theory doesn’t hold up very well. The unfortunate truth is that prison often becomes a training ground and network that actually encourages further criminal pursuits. Prisoners become hardened and desensitized by the brutal setting.”


208 pages, $4.99 available as e-book and very soon in print too.

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