Ex-gangster talks as part of the Human Library Project

He's been in a biker gang. He's been to jail. Jim Mandelin was an open book for our readers.
Jim Mandelin is a former gang member and convict. (Jim Mandelin)

Jim Mandelin was a member of a biker gang and has spent time in prison. But his violent lifestyle led to a near-death experience and now, Mandelin has turned his life around and wants to share his story.

CBC Vancouver has partnered with the Surrey Public Library on the Human Library Project. In this instance, Jim Mandelin was our human book.

You can "borrow" Jim at the Surrey Public Library on January 26th from 11 a.m PT to 3 p.m.

Replay the chat with Jim below. He was an open book.