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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A Prisoner's autobiography

Orange Is the New Black
Orange is the New Black

By: Piper Kerman

Genre:  Adult Biography

Pages: 298

Audiobook: 11 hours 14 mins

Published: 2010

Read: November

4 out of 5

An autobiography written by a woman who served a year in a women’s federal prison for a 10 year old drug crime. By the time she actually served, she was college educated, had a good career, and was engaged. She did not have the normal prisoner profile. Her narrative was about the women she meet, the jobs she had, and the life she was forced to lead. However, she never degraded any of other inmates and even helped them with their education. It wasn’t all hunky-dory, but she survived. I expected it to be funnier and carefree; that is probably because I watched the TV series, which is extremely exaggerated.  The autobiography is more matter of fact. What bothers me the most is how prisoners are able to make money off of their criminal background – but of course, I still read the book.

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