By Piper KermanNOW A NETFLIX unique sequence • #1 NEW YORK occasions BESTSELLER
With a profession, a boyfriend, and a loving relations, Piper Kerman slightly resembles the reckless younger lady who added a suitcase of drug cash ten years prior to. yet that prior has stuck up along with her. Convicted and sentenced to 15 months on the notorious federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, the well-heeled Smith collage alumna is now inmate #11187–424—one of the hundreds of thousands of people that disappear “down the rabbit gap” of the yankee penal process. From her first strip seek to her ultimate free up, Kerman learns to navigate this unusual global with its strictly enforced codes of habit and arbitrary ideas. She meets ladies from all walks of lifestyles, who shock her with small tokens of generosity, challenging phrases of knowledge, and straightforward acts of reputation. Heartbreaking, hilarious, and every now and then enraging, Kerman’s tale bargains a unprecedented look at the lives of girls in prison—why it truly is we lock such a lot of away and what occurs to them while they’re there.
Praise for Orange Is the hot Black
“Fascinating . . . the genuine topic of this unforgettable booklet is girl bonding and the binds that even bars can’t unbind.”—People (four stars)
“I enjoyed this publication. It’s a narrative wealthy with humor, pathos, and redemption. What i didn't count on from this memoir was once the love, compassion, or even reverence that Piper Kerman demonstrates for all of the girls she encountered whereas she was once locked away in penal complex. i'm going to always remember it.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, writer of Eat, Pray, Love
“This booklet is most unlikely to place down simply because [Kerman] will be you. Or your ally. Or your daughter.”—Los Angeles Times
“Moving . . . transcends the memoir genre’s traditional self-centeredness to discover how humans can constantly shock you.”—USA Today
“It’s a compelling awakening, and a harrowing one—both for the reader and for Kerman.”—Newsweek.com
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