School of Hard Knocks: The Re-Education of Jim Reid
By Lawrence Cherry
Published: December 15, 2013 by
Nearly a year after his arrest and subsequent conviction for drug possession, Jim Reid is struggling to rebuild his life. All he wants is a second chance, but it seems society will not allow him to forget the mistakes of his past. Battling unemployment, financial ruin, and his own personal demons, Jim begins turns Smoke, a small time drug dealer who dreams of making it big.