In response to "Making Monster Huge" (by Amy Wallace, April 4): Now I know what it takes for a black man to have his writing published--join a gang, take a life and get solitary confinement. It will all add up to a lucrative publishing deal and European publishers calling my work the "inside story in America today."
Ask Scott about "The Jungle," the South-Central L.A. neighborhood where I grew up and a stomping ground of one of the better-known Bloods sects. Perhaps, had my priorities been different, I'd be one of Scott's sworn enemies. Instead, I opted for the Boy Scouts, football and a college degree. I guess I made the wrong choices.