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Hun kunne vært deg, din søster eller beste venninne! Hun har kjæreste, en spennende jobb, flott familie ? ingen ville gjette på at 34 år gamle Piper Kerman skal i fengsel for en ti år gammel forbrytelse. Hun er dømt for å ha smuglet en koffert full av narkopenger. Nå har fortiden innhentet henne. 15 måneder i et beryktet kvinnefengsel i Connecticut venter. Over natten blir hun fange nummer 11187-424, kledd naken og iført den oransje fangedrakten.
Piper Kerman har skrevet en rørende, morsom og klok memoarfortelling fra oppholdet i fengselet. Boka har tatt lesere med storm over hele verden, og denne internasjonale bestselgeren er også blitt kjent som den populære Netflix-serien med samme navn: Orange is the new Black.
Relying on the kindness of strangers during her year's stint at the minimum security correctional facility in Danbury, Conn., Kerman, now a nonprofit communications executive, found that federal prison wasn't all that bad. In fact, she made good friends doing her time among the other women, many street-hardened drug users with little education and facing much longer sentences than Kerman's original 15 months. Convicted of drug smuggling and money laundering in 2003 for a scheme she got tangled up in 10 years earlier when she had just graduated from Smith College, Kerman, at 34, was a "self-surrender" at the prison: quickly she had to learn the endless rules, like frequent humiliating strip searches and head counts; navigate relationships with the other "campers" and unnerving guards; and concoct ways to fill the endless days by working as an electrician and running on the track. She was not a typical prisoner, as she was white, blue-eyed, and blonde (nicknamed "the All-American Girl"), well educated, and the lucky recipient of literature daily from her fianc , Larry, and family and friends. Kerman's account radiates warmly from her skillful depiction of the personalities she befriended in prison, such as the Russian gangster's wife who ruled the kitchen; Pop, the Spanish mami; lovelorn lesbians like Crazy Eyes; and the aged pacifist, Sister Platte. Kerman's ordeal indeed proved life altering.