Booze & Book Club Midtown Monthly Meetup

  • October 7, 2014 · 7:00 PM
  • To be determined

October's book club selection is, "Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison",  by Piper Kerman.


From Amazon.com

"Just graduated from Smith College, Kerman made the mistake of getting involved with the wrong woman and agreeing to deliver a large cash payment for an international drug ring. Years later, the consequences catch up with her in the form of an indictment on conspiracy drug-smuggling and money-laundering charges. Kerman pleads guilty and is sentenced to 15 months in a federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut. Entering prison in 2004—more than 10 years after her crime—Kerman finds herself submerged in the unique and sometimes overwhelming culture of prison, where kindness can come in the form of sharing toiletries, and an insult in the cafeteria can lead to an enduring enmity. Kerman quickly learns the rules—asking about the length of one’s prison stay is expected, but never ask about the crime that led to it—and carves a niche for herself even as she witnesses the way the prison system fails those who are condemned to it, many of them nonviolent drug offenders. An absorbing, meditative look at life behind bars."


Members can RSVP starting today 9/3/14

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Works gets in the way this time - but hope to see you all soon!

    October 7

  • Courtney M.

    I can't make it tonight. Next month for sure!

    October 7

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello. I'd like to invite everyone to the first annual "Walk for Literacy" on October 25. The walk starts at McClatchy Park and ending at the Convention Center which features the First Annual Book Fair. The cost for a group of 15 is $15 each. Each registrant will receive a t-shirt & Swag Bag. There are other registrations available as well. For more information and details, our website is www.walk4literacy.org

    Thank you. Julia.

    1 · October 6

    • Jacalyne

      Definitely interested in this, how do we register to be part of the group? Or has a group not been put together yet?

      October 6

    • A former member
      A former member

      I don't believe a group has been put together yet. There are single registrations and family registrations available as well as group registrations. The website at www.walk4literacy.org is the place to check it out.

      October 7

  • Reed

    I'm going to be a little late but I'll still try to come.

    October 7

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I really wanted to show up tonight because i have read the book and watched the series. Something came up which will need my attention. Thank you and hopefully see everyone next month

    October 7

  • Rebecca K.

    Darn-the dreaded wait list.

    1 · September 7

    • Laura W.

      I've gotten to know the wait list well but at least I've read some great books... by myself!!! LOL

      September 15

    • Corrine

      Ladies - email us, and you're in. We have plenty of space this month.

      October 6

  • Connie

    Can I come? It's been sooooo long and I actually read the book (or does that disqualify me? )

    October 2

    • Corrine

      Connie, looking forward to seeing you again and hearing all about the kiddos!

      October 6

  • Corrine

    We've emailed the location to all members who are RSVP'd or waitlisted. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

    October 6

  • Celestine C.

    Where is the meeting place. I've already signed up.This will be my first meeting. How does this work?

    October 6

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't make it..so that frees up a spot

    October 6

  • Santhosh G.

    Enjoyed reading the book but i wont complete it on time.Dropping off so somebody else can take my spot.

    October 6

  • Jeff

    Laura, just email one of the organizers as the event draws closer. There is generally space for some of the waitlist people due to no-shows.

    Allison, we don't. Thanks to our gracious and wonderful organizers. :) Buy them a drink sometime!

    September 15

  • Allison F.

    How do we pay?

    September 15

  • Laura W.

    Hi! Every time I try and sign up for this group, I end up on the waiting list and have yet to attend. This seems to be a madly popular group. Is there any way to get a second meetup started?

    September 15

  • Joseph L.

    Hey group. This is my firs time here and I am excited to actually join a book group themed like this. Namaste.

    September 12

  • Celestine C.

    Jeff: I agree. It doesn't. I'm hoping the Netflix series is better.

    September 7

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have seen the series on Netflix which is pretty good. So far the book isn't bad, probably because I have seen the first season.

    September 7

  • Jeff

    I'm a third of the way through this book. Please tell me it gets better...SOOOO boring.

    September 7

  • A former member
    A former member

    There is a "book club in a bag" available at the Folsom library. That includes 10 copies of the book, in case anyone want to get that. Currently available.

    September 5

  • Jeff

    You don't need any special device to buy an eBook on Amazon. You can read them on your regular computer. Again, no waiting, and it's only six bucks.

    1 · September 4

  • Dell F.

    As an ebook on a Kindle or just a kindle app on your tablet or computer you can buy Orange is the New Black for $5.99. Then you can get it on WIFI for some tablets or with connection to the internet get it really quickly. I got the book for listening from audible.com. I only paid less than $10 for the audible version but I get a bulk discount. Sometimes you can get the first audiobook real cheap just for trying it out.

    September 4

  • Celestine C.

    Great idea Jeff but some of us have Nook eBook readers. Hope Barnes and Nobles has it for around that price. I personally read the book last month and had to wait 2 weeks for it. (That's just the way it is!)

    September 4

  • Jeff

    Digital copies are only $6 on Amazon. No waiting.

    1 · September 3

  • Celestine C.

    Sara is correct, It's hard to get your hands on the book "Orange is the New Black" from the library but you can place it on hold in the library to receive it later. In the meantime, you can get the series seasons when it was on TV through Netflix. Just another option folks.

    September 3

  • Judi H.

    I think it was PK who provided strategic communications consulting and training for Robert Wood Johnson Foundation...and I took this training as one of their grantees (this was 2010 or thereabouts). She was great--but not all there. Seemed, uh, pre-occupied. This world is even smaller than I thought!

    September 3

  • Sara

    Is there any way books can be picked maybe 2 months in advance? I am unable to purchase every book and love using the library. This book will not be available in the library by October 7th....too many holds. Just a thought.

    1 · September 3

  • Norma Jean B.

    jazzed about this month's book pick. Been meaning to read it and now I've got a good excuse to do it!

    September 3

  • A former member
    A former member

    A couple suggestions:

    http://www.amazon.com/Unstoppable-Emerging-Left-Right-Dismantle-Corporate-ebook/dp/B00HTQ31TA/ref=la_B000APZ77G_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1409773344&sr=1-1

    http://www.amazon.com/Colorless-Tsukuru-Tazaki-Years-Pilgrimage/dp/0385352107/ref=br_lf_m_239232_1_1_ttl?ie=UTF8&s=books&pf_rd_p=1902812762&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_t=1401&pf_rd_i=239232&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1915AVE76W2H3A25WC5E

    ---
    Also: apologies for missing this month's meet-up as I was caught up at work and wasn't able to extricate myself in a timely manner. I thoroughly enjoyed the Loewen book (although found it to drag a little, like Zinn's "A People's History of the United States")

    September 3

  • Sara

    Looking forward to seeing what the October book is!

    September 3

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