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Orange Is the New Black: My Time in a Women's Prison by [Kerman, Piper]
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"Kerman's book is a fascinating look down the rabbit hole that is prison... Unforgettable." "-People"
""Orange" transcends the memoir genre's usual self-centeredness to explore how human beings can always surprise you. You'd expect bad behavior in prison. But it's the moments of joy, friendship and kindness that the author experienced that make "Orange "so moving and lovely...You sense [Kerman] wrote "Orange" to make readers think not about her but her fellow inmates. And, boy, does she succeed." -"USA Today"
"In "Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison," Kerman puts us inside, from the first strip search...to the prison-issue unwashed underwear to the cucumbers and raw cauliflower that count as salad.... This book is impossible to put down because she could be you. Or your best friend. Or your daughter."
-"Los Angeles Times"
"Kerman neither sentimentalizes nor lectures. She keeps the details of her despair to a minimum along with her discussion of the outrages of the penal system, concentrating instead on descriptions of her direct experiences, both harrowing and hilarious, and the personalities of the women who shared them with her."
-"Boston Globe
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"Vivid, revealing..." "--Entertainment Weekly"
"[An] insightful and often very funny book..." "--Salon.com"
"Ten years after a fleeting post-Smith College flirtation with drug trafficking, Piper Kerman was arrested-a P.O.W. in the war on drugs. In Orange Is the New Black (Spiegel & Grau), Kerman presents-devoid of self-pity, and with novelistic flair-life in the clink as less Caged Heat and more Steel Magnolias. --"Vanity Fair"
"I loved this book, to a depth and degree that caught me by surprise. Of course it's a compelling insider's account of life in a women's federal prison, and of course it's a behind-the-scenes look at America's war on drugs, and of course it's a story rich with humor, pathos and redemption: All of that was to be expected. W

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Now an original comedy-drama series from Netflix, Piper Kerman's New York Times-bestselling memoir of the time she served in a US jail is fascinating, heartbreaking and hilarious.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1117 KB
  • Print Length: 353 pages
  • Publisher: Abacus (11 July 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DHHFKE4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 381 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #12,150 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Having (shamefully) yet to start watching the TV series based on this book, I had a pretty fresh perspective when I started reading. From the earlier chapters of Piper describing her early involvement with the world of drugs and shady acquaintances, through to her experiences endured in prison, I greatly enjoyed it. In a similar vein to Cheryl Strayed's "Wild" (which I loved), she has taken the unfortunate, troubling circumstances she was faced with / got herself into and made the best of it with what she had. The end result is a raw, humorous, inviting look into her struggles and experiences, told in an endearing, personalised way. Would definitely recommend.
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Watched the TV series and thought I'd buy the book. It's not as good as the show, has much more of an Eat Pray Love self-helpy feel to it, and is a bit self-congratulatory in places. Still interesting but less of a story, more of a documentary/biography. You get less background on the other women than in the series as well, though it's fun learning about the real people the show is based on.
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Having loved the show, was very glad to find the book and read the 'behind the scenes' of the show. Piper is loveable (in the book) as she navigates through the US prison system, the characters she meets but her own personal challenge to say sane and alive.

I shouldn't need to say it differs from the show but it does. I enjoyed it regardless.
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Bloody brilliant book & very interesting to see the difference between the real story & the t.v show, which I also love.

Very good read & a very interesting person, follow her on twitter as Mrs Kerman interacts with her followers & that in itself is impressive.

I really enjoyed her story.
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Interesting read but series is much more colourful and entertaining.
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Enjoyed this book but never seen the television programme
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not like the series at all....she seems like a very selfish and self centred woman!
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Interesting read. Excellent service
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