Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman

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Read Orange Is the New Black Online Free - 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.

Title : Orange Is the New Black
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ISBN : 0385523386
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 298 pages


Larry rated it ★★★★★

December 03, 2013

[Spoiler alert as to the ending of the book! Read at your own risk.] I'm biased because Piper is my wife, and I'm in this book. But I still think it's am amazing journey story. I'm pretty sure if I didn't know Piper I would be spreading the word on ORANGE just as I've done other books. I read a pr...

Joice rated it ★☆☆☆☆

October 05, 2012

Allow me to summarize: "So, I am a privileged, white girl who was lost and confused. I made some mistakes, including becoming involved with an international drug ring. Oopsie. However, by the grace of my own incredible will, I got out, met a nice boy, and became a productive citizen. Then boom! S...

Lynn rated it ★★★☆☆

July 26, 2011

What a shocker! A well-educated, upper class white woman goes to prison and builds strong bonds with her fellow inmates, who are mostly undereducated women of color from the wrong side of the tracks. I liked the book and I liked her. I did. But it irritates me that she seems to be marketing the b...

Clair rated it ★★☆☆☆

November 07, 2013

After a very hearty recommendation from several people I trust, I started watching the Netflix original TV show Orange is The New Black. While it can be a little disjointed and awkward in parts, it has its charm. The characters are memorable and the story-lines are very compelling. While I haven'...

Barb rated it ★☆☆☆☆

August 11, 2016

I really wanted to give this a better review, because I love it on Netflix. Maybe I would have liked it better if I hadn't seen the show first. Basically, I felt like this story lacked depth, was repetitive and quite often felt phoney. I was annoyed by the constant reminders that Piper's blue eyes...

Angie rated it ★★★★☆

August 30, 2016

So, I read the reviews and people in the "dislike" camp are right. It's a memoir, so it's about her experience. The author's well off and a WASP and she had it relatively easy in prison what with all the letters, books and visits she received from family and friends. There are no major conclusion...

Debbie rated it ★☆☆☆☆

October 24, 2012

It's not often that I outright dislike a book, but I disliked this one. Intensely. With a passion. I feel a little bad about that, as a good friend recommended it for our book club, but I'm guessing I had a surly face when I showed up to discuss it that evening. In terms of the writing, my main gr...

Miranda rated it ★★★★☆

March 05, 2018

Two hundred women, no phones, no washing machines, no hair dryers--it was like Lord of the Flies on estrogen. Piper Kerman screwed up. She fell in love. One thing led to another and the next thing she knew, she traveled the world as an international drug traffickers. Whoops. Ten years later,...

Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ rated it ★★★★☆

August 27, 2016

I totally picked up this book because I love the show on Netflix and wanted to read about the real deal. This is one of my favorite shows and it's funny because I could pick out some of the real people in the book that are in the show. Obviously the real names are not given. Piper talks about the...

PhobicPrerogative rated it ★★☆☆☆

July 29, 2014

The details in this book were impressive, but it got tiring eventually. I suppose she had to stretch out everything that happened that year into those pages. There were also a lot of women mentioned, and my head was spinning, trying to keep track of them. Although well-written, the one thing I hone...

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