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This book was better written than her co-accused former lawyer, Andrew Fraser. Andrea Mohr clearly a bright women, who never really wanted to take responsibility for the excesses in her life. Her longing for adventure lead her to drugs. A full blown addiction of many years of multiple substances that she never realistically was ready to deal with until forced by the prison system. I’m not sure she would have quit without her time in jail and even then, still took what she could until it stopped serving HER. While you can argue the point of her sentence due to the corruption of Victorian police, she never questions her drug use and mortality. Andrea most likely would have used if given bail first time around. While I admired her strong mind and ability to survive in prison, I only believe she is alive today due to finally surviving prison without drugs. She never a knowledges this. She does highlight some important points about prison conditions, specifically the Dame Phyllis Frost prison in Victoria. She doesn’t offer alternative ideas for rehabilitation. However, the excessive detail of the daily grind and merry go around of units she was in is tiresome and tedious. It’s only saved by the weaving together of reflections of times in her previous life, in and of itself interesting. I imagine she attributed these side windows to her creative writing course she was able to do in prison. Clearly it’s when her urine tests were finally negative did her respect from authorities changed. I do wonder what path her life would have taken if she was given bail to attend rehab, she doesn’t speak of this, only her desire to attend a NYE millennium party in Auckland. Finally, do read this book if your interested in the experience inside women’s prison.