Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison

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Paperback, Random House Inc, 2011, ISBN13 9780385523394, ISBN10 0385523394
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Paperback, Random House Inc, 2011, ISBN13 9780385523394, ISBN10 0385523394

NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES - #1 "NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER
With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years before. But that past has caught up with her. Convicted and sentenced to fifteen months at the infamous federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, the well-heeled Smith College alumna is now inmate #11187-424--one of the millions of people who disappear "down the rabbit hole" of the American penal system. From her first strip search to her final release, Kerman learns to navigate this strange world with its strictly enforced codes of behavior and arbitrary rules. She meets women from all walks of life, who surprise her with small tokens of generosity, hard words of wisdom, and simple acts of acceptance. Heartbreaking, hilarious, and at times enraging, Kerman's story offers a rare look into the lives of women in prison--why it is we lock so many away and what happens to them when they're there.
Praise for "Orange Is the New Black"
"Fascinating . . . The true subject of this unforgettable book is female bonding and the ties that even bars can't unbind."--"People" (four stars)
"I loved this book. It's a story rich with humor, pathos, and redemption. What I did not expect from this memoir was the affection, compassion, and even reverence that Piper Kerman demonstrates for all the women she encountered while she was locked away in jail. I will never forget it."--Elizabeth Gilbert, author of "Eat, Pray, Love"
"This book is impossible to put down because Kerman] could be you. Or your best friend. Or your daughter."--"Los Angeles Times"
"Moving . . . transcends the memoir genre's usual self-centeredness to explore how human beings can always surprise you."--"USA Today"
"It's a compelling awakening, and a harrowing one--both for the reader and for Kerman."--Newsweek.com
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Number of Pages: 327
Original Languages: English
Author: Kerman, Piper
Publisher: Random House Inc
Publication Date: March, 2011
ISBN-13: 9780385523394
ISBN-10: 0385523394
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I bought this book because I am watching the series of the same name on Netflix. I was interested because the series is based on the life of an actual woman in prison. I have watched all of Season 1 of the series and am currently watching Season 2. So far, the book is telling about her life upon arriving in prison and all that goes on and how she is watching what she does so she fits in well with the other inmates and does not get in any trouble. This book, so far (I am on page 102) is not following exactly what is happening in the series. A lot of what is in the series is dramatized to make it more interesting and some of what has happened in the series I have not read about yet in the book. But, even if it does not follow the series step by step, I am still interested in reading about this woman's account of her time behind bars in a women's prison. And to be made aware that the people in prison are just like everyone else with feelings, shame, regret. Some have children. Some are short term inmates and some for long terms. A very good read and a page turner.

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met her, love her memoir & advocation work
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She is an amazing advocate for fair sentencing act. Her boook & netflix show is a true testament of what a women's prison is truly like.

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I did not have high expectations having heard incorrect things about this book. This book blew me away in terms of good writing and great characters. Yes I know the book is true but the excellent way it is written makes the people in prison seem like fictional characters. You root for them. this book changed by view of women in prison; it is such a good book! Get it from Walmart; they got it to me fast without me paying for fast shipping; it just arrived fast!

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