With a profession, a boyfriend, and a loving circle of relatives, Piper Kerman slightly resembles the reckless younger girl who brought a suitcase of drug cash ten years ahead of. However that prior has stuck up along with her. Convicted and sentenced to 15 months on the notorious federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, the smartly-heeled Smith Faculty alumna is now inmate #11187–424—one of the most thousands and thousands of people that disappear “down the rabbit hollow” of the American penal machine. From her first strip seek to her ultimate unencumber, Kerman learns to navigate this peculiar international with its strictly enforced codes of habits and arbitrary regulations. She meets girls from all walks of lifestyles, who marvel her with small tokens of generosity, arduous phrases of knowledge, and easy acts of popularity. Heartbreaking, hilarious, and now and then enraging, Kerman’s tale gives an extraordinary glance into the lives of ladies in prison—why it’s we lock such a lot of away and what occurs to them after they’re there.
Praise for Orange Is the New Black
“Interesting . . . The actual topic of this unforgettable e-book is feminine bonding and the binds that even bars can’t unbind.”People (4 stars)
“I cherished this e-book. It’s a tale wealthy with humor, pathos, and redemption. What I didn’t be expecting from this memoir was once the love, compassion, or even reverence that Piper Kerman demonstrates for all of the girls she encountered even as she was once locked away in prison. I can by no means omit it.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, writer of Eat, Pray, Love
“This e-book is unattainable to position down as a result of [Kerman] may well be you. Or your perfect loved one. Or your daughter.”Los Angeles Times
“Shifting . . . transcends the memoir style’s standard self-centeredness to discover how people can all the time marvel you.”USA Today
“It’s a compelling awakening, and a harrowing one—each for the reader and for Kerman.”Newsweek
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