Author of Sparrow in The Razor Wire
Quan's mission is to get his book into the hands of every prisoner in the United States. By sharing his experience, he hopes to help the incarcerated find a true sense inner freedom. You can help him make a bigger impact by donating his books to prisons!Play Video
"Redemption is one of the most powerful forces on Earth. If you have doubts, Quan Huynh’s courageous, brutally honest, and compelling memoir is some of the best evidence you’ll find."
"The first time I heard Quan speak, my jaw literally dropped. I could not believe his courage and vulnerability. I have only become more impressed with him as I’ve gotten to know him. His book is an incredible story of resilience, compassion, and hope from a man I am proud to call a friend. I can’t recommend his story enough."
"Quan’s story illustrates a lifelong process of identity formation —from a child finding his place in the world, to a gang member trying to improve his social standing and self-respect, to a convicted murderer learning to thrive within the rules of prison culture, and finally to a curious and humble person working to improve his own life and the lives of others."
"Quan’s story illuminates that ‘most of the time, what holds us back is entirely in our heads.’ From the time he made the decision to transform his mindset and find freedom inside the walls of a prison, Quan demonstrated the kind of passion and persistence that allowed him to knock down the barriers to his future."
"Quan’s is a story of personal transformation that can give hope to those who are currently incarcerated, as well as to those who will one day be their neighbors."
Thank you for the book. Your book and story gave me your perspective on board, and to continue focusing on transformation. Yes there will be bumps in the road, but it’s how we know how to get over them correctly. I really liked your book a lot. In a way, I see this as help, reaching out to me in how to handle and go about my board the next time.
I really enjoyed your book. I found it inspiring, uplifting, and informative. The greatest impact your book had on me was of hope. I see that the hard and uncomfortable work is going to pay off. Your book affirmed this to me. So I will persist until I succeed.
I was very moved and touched by your story that I couldn’t put your book down. As I read your book, you started to give me insight into how I could approach my own board date. You painted a story, not just any story, but a story the world hasn’t understood with clarity. You’ve given me a new view of my own self, as well as prison too. You have the spirit of a true fighter and a man of determination, you are a gift to many and I know one day we will cross paths.