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Morris County Book Club May Meetup

Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison
by Piper Kerman
Autobiography/Memoir; 328pp.

Now a Netflix Original Series • #1 New York Times Bestseller

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 earlier. But that past 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—one of the millions of people who disappear “down the rabbit hole” of the American penal system.

From her first strip search to her final release, Kerman learns to navigate this strange world with its strictly enforced codes of behavior and arbitrary rules. She meets women from all walks of life, who surprise her with small tokens of generosity, hard words of wisdom, and simple acts of acceptance. Heartbreaking, hilarious, and at times enraging, Kerman’s story offers a rare look into the lives of women in prison—why it is we lock so many away and what happens to them when they’re there.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    I just joined, so I will catch the next one.

    May 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I loved the book - but have family obligations. So sorry.

    May 17, 2014

  • Doug

    I read the book and enjoyed but will be away.
    Have a good time all.

    May 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am very sorry, but I will have to miss the book discussion next week. I enjoyed the first meeting I attended in April, and am looking forward to actually meeting Kimberly soon.

    May 13, 2014

  • Kim

    Sorry I have to miss this. I just found out my work is having the end of year dinner this night. See you next time.

    May 7, 2014

  • Marianne B.

    I am going to Both as well...if Millie misses May I will borrow it!

    1 · May 6, 2014

  • LuAnn

    Just booked a last minute cruise for this week, so I will have to drop out. I am enjoying the book, too. Would have liked to join the discussion.

    March 22, 2014

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