2018 - Just Mercy
The message of this book, hammered home by dramatic examples of one man’s refusal to sit quietly and countenance horror, is that evil can be overcome, a difference can be made. “Just Mercy” will make you upset and it will make you hopeful. The day I finished it, I happened to read in a newspaper that one in 10 people exonerated of crimes in recent years had pleaded guilty at trial. The justice system had them over a log, and copping a plea had been their only hope. Bryan Stevenson has been angry about this for years, and we are all the better for it.
- From the New York Times
Excerpt from Just Mercy
“Each of us is more than the worst thing we've ever done.” “Proximity has taught me some basic and humbling truths, including this vital lesson: Each of us is more than the worst thing we've ever done.