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John Nelson, Bookstore Bandit & Bank Robber turned author and prison expert learned firsthand about crime as his ill-chosen route through the eccentricities of an otherwise engaging and law-abiding, upper middle class family. He was dubbed by the LAPD as the Bookstore Bandit and ended up getting apprehended for robbing banks.


John made his four years in prison a time of real personal growth. He is now an expert on recidivism and surviving the penal system. He has also written the memoir, Where Excuses Go To Die (2011). An edgy, smart, coming-of-age story that while mostly set in prison, also provides a real look at family, personal evolution, and what it takes to grow past that competitiveness so many boys feel for their dads.


John has been published in a number of publications including Esquire, Details, Players, and written for television. He as done numerous radio and TV segments and is regularly invited back. He is articulate, informative, poignant, and even humorous about his journey through the place where excuses go to die.