Sunday, June 14, 2009
Picking Cotton: A Memoir of Injustice and Redemption
From The Washington Post's Book World/washingtonpost.com
Reviewed by Kate Tuttle
"Nearly everyone in prison protests their innocence, but Ronald Cotton was telling the truth. Cotton was just 22 when he walked into a Burlington, N.C., police station to answer rape allegations; he spent the next 11 years seeking freedom. "Put a man in a cage with beasts and throw away the key, and it's usually not long before the man is a beast himself," he writes in this unusual joint memoir, written with his accuser and now friend, Jennifer Thompson-Cannino."
Watch co-author Jennifer Thompson-Cannino on BookTV