"Thug Sizzle"

Laura Miller reviews Avi Steinberg's Running the Books: The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian:

Among the library's regulars were the sagacious Fat Kat, who regarded Hasidim with all the respect due to a notably effective gang "You did not fuck around in their neighborhood unless you had the green light"; Chudney Franklin, who had a highly articulated and not implausible plan to develop a Food Network cooking show called "Thug Sizzle" (he later changed the title to "Urban Cooking"); and C.C. Too Sweet, a pimp working on his autobiography while earning pocket money from fellow inmates by writing love letters in the style of arrest warrants ("Your sentence is in a maximum security facility called 'MY ARMS.'").