I am Joe Loya... ex-bank robber, ex-convict, author, actor, filmmaker, husband, father. Ask me anything.
I wrote a memoir about my childhood, my descent into crime, my experiences as a criminal and prisoner, and my eventual rise out of that world into yours again. My life is literally an open book. Today I love to talk about crime and heist films and about how we can turn our stories into art if we look at them as changeable things. I totally dig thinking about how prison prepared me to be a dad. I robbed 30 banks (4 in one day once) so I didn't suck at it. But I am a better father and I like to talk about why all that craziness prepared me for all of this -- the writing, acting, TV commentator, etc. Let's treat my life like a text, so go ahead and ask me anything.
Thank you all for joining me here. I had a great time. I hope I answered your questions smartly. Closing up now. Peace out.