After losing all his money in a business venture gone wrong, Warren Stelman does the unthinkable. He gets involved in a sweepstakes scam and makes dirty money.

In August of 2012, his world comes crashing down when he is arrested by Interpol in Santo Domingo and extradited to the Southern District of New York by the United States Government to face justice for the crime he committed.

This is his story—his journey through hellish conditions in third-world jails, fourteen months in the super-max Metropolitan Correctional Center, New York, and four more years in a United States Federal prison.

Released in January 2018, he is now home and reunited with his wife and four children. In Gorilla Tango, he recounts the harrowing events that took him from a cushy life-style in the Caribbean to the bowels of prison and how at fifty-three years old he had to adapt to survive in a brutal, violent and unforgiving world. It is a story of personal redemption, spiritual growth, and survival.

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A truly remarkable story of survival in the US prison system! A MUST READ!

I loved this book because there were a lot of life lessons taught about loss, getting your normal life stripped away from you and getting back up again from the deepest darkest place. The author pulls no punches, he tells his story of how he spends his days in prison and how he survived it.

A great read! Couldn't put it down from page 1!

Loved this book. If you have ever wanted to know what life is like in the U.S. prison system, this book will give you as close to the experience as you'll ever want to get. Stelman does an amazing job of describing day to day life, the culture, the economy and the emotional rollercoaster of incarceration. Beautifully written.

I highly recommend this book!

Great book, that is fast paced with detailed narrative of the day to day life of a white collar prisoner. Warren really connects by sharing details of what it is like to put himself in a really tough spot. He shares his perspective of prison life with hardened criminals and disconnected prison staff I couldn't put the book down!

True insight Into what happens in prison.

A compelling and true story of one person‘s experience in the federal prison system. Stelman writes a straightforward and stark book on what he experienced in jail. His life went from steak and lobster to prison fare overnight. His writing style grabs quickly as he discusses his years in prison, the impact on his family and what he ultimately learns.

Good read, can’t put the book down!

While reading I felt connected to the author and his family and could not put the book down until I finished reading. Very touching look into a very personal experience. I will recommend this book to all. Can also be a very good resource for students, teenagers and anyone who has a loved one in prison.

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