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“The Master Plan” by Chris Wilson takes us on a journey through Wilson’s violent and traumatic life as youth in Washington, DC. When he was seventeen, defending himself, he killed a man. He was sentenced to life in prison with no hope of parole. While behind bars, Wilson embarked on a remarkable journey of self-improvement–reading, working out, learning languages, even starting a business. At nineteen, he sat down and wrote a list of all the things he intended to accomplish, and all the steps he’d have to take to get there. He called it his Master Plan. He revised that plan regularly and followed it religiously. Sixteen years later, it led him to an unlikely opportunity–and to a promise he has been working hard to live up to every day since. Harrowing, heartbreaking, and ultimately triumphant, The Master Plan is a memoir for this moment, proving that every person is capable of doing great things.