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Sewickley/Moon Meetup: Orange is the New Black

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 before. But that past has 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

    Lovely to meet you all, look forward to next month.

    1 · July 11, 2014

  • Susan L.

    Just leaving Highland Park. May be a few mins late. Sorry!

    July 11, 2014

  • Stacie

    Just leaving work now with a killer headache...maybe next month :-(

    July 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is my first meeting with this group - do you all reserve the back room or do we get a table? Just wondering how to find people :)

    July 6, 2014

    • Mandi

      We typically just get a table.

      July 6, 2014

  • Susan L.

    I'm a maybe till I can check with my hubby. I lived this book and am loving the show.

    1 · July 5, 2014

  • Stacie

    Glad this was rescheduled! Want to read this because I'm addicted to the show!

    1 · July 5, 2014

  • Deann

    New time works for me. See you then!

    1 · June 27, 2014

  • Mandi

    I am rescheduling this meetup by two weeks since two of the people who were coming are now not able to. Let's hope this new date works better!

    June 26, 2014

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