Lindsay Lohan in Jail: What Should She Read?

Actress Lindsay Lohan began a 90-day jail sentence last week at Lynnwood's Century Regional Detention Center. Former prison librarian Avi Steinberg has a suggestion for what she should do to bide her time while she's in prison—read:

For many in prison, books are the only way to make sense of the soul-crushing boredom and brutality of the place--and more importantly, of the immense challenges one will face upon release. Lohan would be wise to avoid the path of Mike Tyson, who exaggerated his prison reading prowess in order to impress interviewers--or worse, the pouty example of Paris Hilton, who turned books into kitsch for her post-prison recovery PR campaign. Let us hope we don't see a photo of Lohan, à la Hilton, gazing sagely over reading glasses--really, reading glasses?--at a copy of Sun Tzu's The Art of War (which, incidentally, is a very popular book in prison).

He offers four recommendations for what Lohan should read while she's in the slammer: The Poems and Letters of Emily Dickinson, the Bible's Book of Jonah, Lit by Mary Carr, and Gary Shytengart's Super Sad True Love Story.

What else should Lohan consider?

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Eleanor Barkhorn is a former senior editor at The Atlantic.

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