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Orange is the new black : my year in a woman's prison

Author: Piper Kerman
Publisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This is a compelling, often hilarious, and unfailingly compassionate portrait of life inside a women's prison. With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, the author 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,  Read more...
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Named Person: Piper Kerman; Piper Kerman
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Piper Kerman
ISBN: 9780385523387 0385523386 0385523394 9780385523394
OCLC Number: 440562868
Description: 298 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Piper Kerman.

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This is a compelling, often hilarious, and unfailingly compassionate portrait of life inside a women's prison. With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, the author 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, she 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.

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prison isn't pretty

by Tom2718 (WorldCat user published 2016-04-30) Good Permalink

The main appeal is to a fascination with the gutter: it's a story of people having bad lives; it's not a fun read. 

 

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