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Publisher Description

With her career, live-in boyfriend and loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the rebellious young woman who got mixed up with drug runners and delivered a suitcase of drug money to Europe over a decade ago. But when she least expects it, her reckless past catches up with her; convicted and sentenced to fifteen months at an infamous women's prison in Connecticut, Piper becomes inmate #11187-424. From her first strip search to her final release, she learns to navigate this strange world with its arbitrary rules and codes, its unpredictable, even dangerous relationships. She meets women from all walks of life, who surprise her with tokens of generosity, hard truths and simple acts of acceptance. Now an original comedy-drama series from Netflix, Piper's story is a fascinating, heartbreaking and often hilarious insight into life on the inside.

11 July
Little, Brown Book Group
Hachette Australia Pty Ltd

Customer Reviews

Rossbrook Hezza ,

Orange is the new black

I thoroughly enjoyed Piper's story of her journey through a correctional institution. I would recommend it.

LizzieM ,

most interesting

Enjoyed this book thoroughly. A most interesting but gut wrenching story told without any affectedness.

Hillbirdie ,

An unnecessary book

I've never watched the show but have heard about it so I had high hopes for this book. Unfortunately I found the quick tempo in the book very unappealing. I like to savour the stories in books but found it difficult to do so with this one. I'm sure there are more complex and more interesting prison books out there, if not there should be. Reading about a well to do privileged white woman who spent a year in a low security prison made me yawn. The author is profiting from her criminal past, yes that's how the world works but I'd like my money back since I think her criminal past is not worth my money.I also think it is full of words plucked straight from the dictionary which makes it pretentious.

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