However, he's not welcome in the Texas Prison System. Books are often given to prisoners, but the books are always checked first to see if they're appropriate. I learned today that Of All Sad Words is unacceptable. Those of you who have read it (all of you, I'm sure) will recall that one of the plot elements is bootleg whiskey, and there's a description of a still. Since the book gives a little information about the making of illegal alcohol, it's been deemed inappropriate for the prisoners to read. I can understand why, and I'm glad to learn that they'd never be able to figure out on their own how to make anything with alcohol in it.