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Orange Is the New Black (Movie Tie-In Edition): My Year in a Women's Prison

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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.

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“Fascinating....The true subject of this unforgettable book is female bonding and the ties that even bars can’t unbind.” People

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“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

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“This book is impossible to put down because [Kerman] could be you. Or your best friend. Or your daughter.” Los Angeles Times

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“Moving...transcends the memoir genre’s usual self-centeredness to explore how human beings can always surprise you.” USA Today

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“It’s a compelling awakening, and a harrowing one — both for the reader and for Kerman.” Newsweek.com

Synopsis:

Follows the author's incarceration for drug trafficking, during which she gained a unique perspective on the criminal justice system and met a varied community of women living under exceptional circumstances.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812986181
Subtitle:
My Year in a Women's Prison
Author:
Kerman, Piper
Publisher:
Spiegel & Grau
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Women
Subject:
Kerman, Piper
Subject:
Connecticut
Subject:
Reformatories for women
Subject:
Danbury
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8 x 5.16 x 0.68 in 0.59 lb

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Product details 352 pages Spiegel & Grau - English 9780812986181 Reviews:
"Review" by , “Fascinating....The true subject of this unforgettable book is female bonding and the ties that even bars can’t unbind.”
"Review" by , “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.”
"Review" by , “This book is impossible to put down because [Kerman] could be you. Or your best friend. Or your daughter.”
"Review" by , “Moving...transcends the memoir genre’s usual self-centeredness to explore how human beings can always surprise you.”
"Review" by , “It’s a compelling awakening, and a harrowing one — both for the reader and for Kerman.”
"Synopsis" by , Follows the author's incarceration for drug trafficking, during which she gained a unique perspective on the criminal justice system and met a varied community of women living under exceptional circumstances.
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