Father Gregory Boyle, "Tattoos on the Heart"

Grand Annex
Sunday, January 30, 2011

Two Shows
2:00 p.m. SOLD OUT!
3:45 p.m. SOLD OUT!
Father Boyle comes to downtown San Pedro to read and discuss his new book, "Tattoos on the Heart." Presented by the Friends of San Pedro Library. From Publishers Weekly: In this artful, disquieting, yet surprisingly jubilant memoir, Jesuit priest Boyle recounts his two decades of working with "homies" in Los Angeles County, which contains 1,100 gangs with nearly 86,000 members. Boyle's Homeboy Industries is the largest gang intervention program in the country, offering job training, tattoo removal, and employment to members of enemy gangs. From moving vignettes..., to moments of spiritual reflection and sidesplittingly funny banter..., Boyle creates a convincing and even joyful treatise on the sacredness of every life. Considering that he has buried more than 150 young people from gang-related violence, the joyful tenor of the book remains an astounding literary and spiritual feat. Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.