The Editor

Some stories are so amazing you instantly think they should be a movie. That happened to me today while listning to the Criminal Podcast.

Check out their blurb about the story being told and give it a listen, I promis you it is worth it.

In November of 1988, Robin Woods was sentenced to sixteen years in the notoriously harsh Maryland Correctional Institution. In prison, Robin found himself using a dictionary to work his way through a book for the first time in his life. It was a Mario Puzo novel. While many inmates become highly educated during their incarceration, Robin became such a voracious and careful reader he was able to locate a factual error in Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Encyclopedia. He wrote a letter to the encyclopedia’s editor, beginning an intricate friendship that changed the lives of both men. Contributor Daniel A. Gross has the story.