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

Author: Piper Kerman
Publisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Spiegel & Grau Trade paperback edView all editions and formats
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When Piper Kerman was sent to prison for a ten-year-old crime, she barely resembled the reckless young woman she'd been when she committed the misdeeds that would eventually catch up with her. Happily ensconced in a New York City apartment, with a promising career and an attentive boyfriend, she was suddenly forced to reckon with the consequences of her very brief, very careless dalliance in the world of drug  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Piper Kerman; Piper Kerman
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Piper Kerman
ISBN: 0385523394 9780385523394
OCLC Number: 865337700
Notes: Includes reading group guide.
Description: 327 pages
Responsibility: Piper Kerman.

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When Piper Kerman was sent to prison for a ten-year-old crime, she barely resembled the reckless young woman she'd been when she committed the misdeeds that would eventually catch up with her. Happily ensconced in a New York City apartment, with a promising career and an attentive boyfriend, she was suddenly forced to reckon with the consequences of her very brief, very careless dalliance in the world of drug trafficking. Kerman spent thirteen months in prison, eleven of them at the infamous federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, where she met a surprising and varied community of women living under exceptional circumstances. Kerman tells the story of those long months locked up in a place with its own codes of behavior and arbitrary hierarchies, where a practical joke is as common as an unprovoked fight, and where the uneasy relationship between prisoner and jailer is constantly and unpredictably recalibrated.

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