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Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman

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The author spent a year in a women’s correctional facility, and sheds a unique light on life inside a women prison, by a Smith College graduate who did the crime and did the time. Adapted into a new television series for Netflix.

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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

Description

In Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison, Piper Kerman takes readers into B-Dorm, a community of eccentric, colorful, vividly drawn women. Their stories raise issues of family and friendship, mental illness, odd cliques and codes of behavior, the role of religion, the uneasy relationship between prisoner and jailor, and the almost complete lack of guidance for life after prison.

When federal agents knocked on her door with an indictment in hand, Piper Kerman barely resembled the reckless young woman she was shortly after graduating Smith College. She was happily ensconced in a New York City apartment with a promising career and an attentive boyfriend. Piper was forced to reckon with the consequences of her very brief, very careless alliance in the world of drug trafficking.

Following a plea deal for her 10-year-old crime, Piper spent a year in the infamous women’s correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, which she found to be no “Club Fed.” Compelling, moving, and often hilarious, Orange is the New Black sheds a unique light on life inside a women’s prison, by a Smith College graduate who did the crime and did the time.

Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison has been adapted into an original television series for Netflix.

 

Piper_Kerman_orange_is_the_new_blackPiper Kerman is a frequent invited speaker to students of law, criminology, gender and women’s studies, sociology, and creative writing. She also speaks to groups that include the American Correctional Association’s Disproportionate, Minority Confinement Task Force, federal probation officers, public defenders, justice reform advocates and volunteers, book clubs, and formerly and currently incarcerated people. She serves on the board of the Women’s Prison Association.

Piper works with Spitfire Strategies as a communications consultant with nonprofits, philanthropies, and other organizations working in the public interest. She works on a range of issues that includes criminal justice reform.

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