Women's Book Club!!

  • September 15, 2013 · 5:00 PM
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Hey Ladies,

During our most recent book club, it was unanimous that the next book should be, "Orange Is the New Black," by Piper Kerman!! Haha...I'm sure most of you have heard of the Netflix series, so we thought it would only be appropriate if we read the real life story of Piper Kerman.  Oh it gets better:) In honor of the book, it would only be right for it to be a prison theme.  It would be great if you can dress like one of the characters of the show/book-you can be creative, doesn't have to just be an orange jump suit. To get an idea of the characters, please visit: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2372162/.  You do not need to watch the series in order to identify with the characters:)  For the food, I provided an example, but please feel free to be creative (Example, you can rename regular dishes by calling it, Crazy Eyes Pea Soup-you would have to read/watch it in order to understand.lol)!! It would be great if you can watch an episode of the show and see what the inmates are eating.

Example:

Cornbread, fruitcups, mashed potatoes, franks and beans, rice, mac n cheese, etc. Think t.v type of food.

For more ideas visit: http://www.ci.glendale.ca.us/police/Glendale_City_Jail.aspx

 Synopsis (Taken from barnesandnoble.com):

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.

**You definitely don't want to miss out on this one**

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  • Michelle B.

    Everything was great as usual!

    1 · September 15, 2013

  • Natasha

    I will be providing OITNB themed cupcakes/cake and "Toilet Water/Wine." Ha! Don't worry it won't actually be toilet water:) It will be a couple different cocktail choices. Please remember to send your confirmations. Thanks!

    September 8, 2013

    • Jessica H.

      Hey does anyone wanna carpool? I live in west midtown...9109646148

      September 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Meal change to lez bowl pasta salad :)

      September 15, 2013

  • Natasha

    Hey ladies:) Please do me a favor and hit reply when you post about what your bringing-due to the fact it sends an email out everytime we post if we don't hot reply:) thanks!! Also, please make sure to check out what the other ladies are bringing so we don't have too many of one item:) Can't wait!!

    September 9, 2013

  • Michelle B.

    I'm bringing cell block cheddar biscuits

    September 9, 2013

  • Naomi L.

    Ill bring prison cake

    September 8, 2013

  • Laura

    I'll bring cookies

    September 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone. I am new to the group and I am excited to meet everyone. I signed up to attend this event but never received an email with an address. Thanks!

    September 6, 2013

    • Natasha

      Hi Samantha:) The address is always sent a Sunday before the book club. Thanks!

      September 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks :)

      September 7, 2013

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