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Rusty Young (born 1975) is an Australian-born writer known for his critically acclaimed debut true crime book, Marching Powder (published by Pan Macmillan Australia in 2003). Rusty Young is a commerce/law graduate from the University of New South Wales, who has lived most of his life in Sydney, Australia.Rusty Young currently lives in Colombia where he teaches the English language. He plans to keep writing and has a plan for two or three more books. It was also reported on the UNSW Law website that he is working as an executive in a corporation in Colombia. "At times it can be dangerous, so they’ve given me a bullet-proof car. I wake up every morning and know I’m a long way from my days at UNSW."

Rusty Young was backpacking in South America when he heard about Thomas McFadden (in the "Lonely Planet" guidebook and from other backpackers), a convicted English drug trafficker who ran tours inside Bolivia's famous San Pedro Prison. Curious about the reason behind McFadden's huge popularity, the law graduate went to La Paz and joined one of Thomas's illegal tours. They formed an instant friendship and then became partners in an attempt to record Thomas's experiences in the jail. Rusty bribed the guards to allow him to stay and for the next three months he lived inside the prison, sharing a cell with Thomas and recording one of the strangest and most compelling prison stories of all time. The memoir, Marching Powder, was released in 2003.A film adaptation of Marching Powder has been announced with little information released so far in regards to its production. Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment production company, Periscope Entertainment and Reason Pictures have the rights to the book. Don Cheadle has been cast as Thomas McFadden and is additionally credited as producer. The film currently has an estimated release date in 2012.[1]

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Total Books: 6
Marching Powder
2012 - Marching Powder (Audio CD)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781743108598
ISBN-10: 1743108591
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel
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Marching Powder
2012 - Marching Powder (Audio CD)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781743110669
ISBN-10: 1743110669
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel
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Marching Powder  A True Story of Friendship Cocaine and South America's Strangest Jail
Marching Powder
2003 - Marching Powder (Paperback)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780732911805
ISBN-10: 073291180X
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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Marching Powder
Marching Powder (Paperback)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780283073731
ISBN-10: 028307373X
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Marching Powder
Marching Powder (Paperback)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780330419581
ISBN-10: 0330419587
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel, Nonfiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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