G-Dog and the Homeboys: Father Greg Boyle and the Gangs of East Los Angeles

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". . . A beautifully composed exposition of the work that Father Greg Boyle, S.J., has done with young Latino gang members of East Los Angeles. Boyle has received national recognition for his dedicated efforts to redirect lives: finding jobs and decent alternative schooling and offering unqualified support and love. . . . Boyle couldn't save all the "homies" from the results of gang-banging, gun attacks, alcohol, dope, and prison, but they knew he was there, and many have made it to responsible adulthood."--Library Journal

Originally published in 1995, this paperback edition updates us on the lives of the homeboys with whom Father Greg Boyle continues to work, allowing for a unique analysis as to how some former gang members are able to make it out, while others are not.

"Cops, rabbis, judges, janitors, teachers, talk show hosts, citizens: Read G-Dog and the Homeboys! . . . Celeste Fremon's engaged yet honest journalistic tour de force will . . . help you to understand why our children are blowing each other to pieces, and force you to consider that yes, these violent young pariahs are, indeed, ours."--Bob Sipchen, author of Baby Insane and the Buddha

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This is an updated edition of the story of the gang scene in East L.A. and Father Gregory Boyle's innovative ministry and economic development efforts in the area.

About the Author:

Celeste Fremon is a freelance journalist living in Los Angeles. She has retained close ties with Father Greg Boyle, Homeboy Industries, and the East L.A. Pico neighborhood residents.

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