Orange Is the New Black

Orange Is the New Black

With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman 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 —...

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Title:Orange Is the New Black
Author:Piper Kerman
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ISBN:0385523386
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:298 pages

Orange Is the New Black Reviews

  • Lisa Vegan
    May 02, 2010
    This book was remarkably enjoyable to read. The writing is light and breezy, and it’s very well written, though not beautifully written; it’s a very straightforward account.Even though the author was so much more privileged than a typical women inmate, I got a good feel for not only her ex...
  • Larry Smith
    Aug 14, 2010
    [Spoiler alert as to the ending of the book! Read at your own risk.]I'm biased because Piper is my wife, and I'm in this book. But I still think it's am amazing journey story. I'm pretty sure if I didn't know Piper I would be spreading the word on ORANGE just as I've done other books. I read a pre-h...
  • Lynn
    Jul 06, 2011
    What a shocker! A well-educated, upper class white woman goes to prison and builds strong bonds with her fellow inmates, who are mostly undereducated women of color from the wrong side of the tracks. I liked the book and I liked her. I did. But it irritates me that she seems to be marketing the book...
  • PhobicPrerogative
    Jun 25, 2012
    The details in this book were impressive, but it got tiring eventually. I suppose she had to stretch out everything that happened that year into those pages.There were also a lot of women mentioned, and my head was spinning, trying to keep track of them.Although well-written, the one thing I honestl...
  • Joice
    Oct 01, 2012
    Allow me to summarize: "So, I am a privileged, white girl who was lost and confused. I made some mistakes, including becoming involved with an international drug ring. Oopsie. However, by the grace of my own incredible will, I got out, met a nice boy, and became a productive citizen. Then boom! Some...
  • Debbie
    Oct 24, 2012
    It's not often that I outright dislike a book, but I disliked this one. Intensely. With a passion. I feel a little bad about that, as a good friend recommended it for our book club, but I'm guessing I had a surly face when I showed up to discuss it that evening.In terms of the writing, my main gripe...
  • V
    Sep 03, 2013
    After a very hearty recommendation from several people I trust, I started watching the Netflix original TV show Orange is The New Black. While it can be a little disjointed and awkward in parts, it has its charm. The characters are memorable and the story-lines are very compelling. While I haven't h...
  • Barb
    Sep 06, 2013
    I really wanted to give this a better review, because I love it on Netflix.Maybe I would have liked it better if I hadn't seen the show first.Basically, I felt like this story lacked depth, was repetitive and quite often felt phoney. I was annoyed by the constant reminders that Piper's blue eyes and...
  • Angie
    Nov 18, 2013
    So, I read the reviews and people in the "dislike" camp are right. It's a memoir, so it's about her experience. The author's well off and a WASP and she had it relatively easy in prison what with all the letters, books and visits she received from family and friends. There are no major conclusions a...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
    Apr 08, 2015
    I totally picked up this book because I love the show on Netflix and wanted to read about the real deal. This is one of my favorite shows and it's funny because I could pick out some of the real people in the book that are in the show. Obviously the real names are not given. Piper talks about the st...