Orange is the New Black
My Year in a Women's Prison
Publication Date: June 2012
A compelling, often hilarious, and unfailingly compassionate portrait of life inside a women's prison, Orange Is the New Black tells Piper Kerman's dramatic story of her fifteen months behind bars.
Piper Kerman is a vice president at a Washington, D.C.-based communications firm that works with foundations and nonprofits. A graduate of Smith College, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband. Cassandra Campbell has recorded nearly two hundred audio books and directed many more. She has been nominated for and won multiple Audie Awards, as well as the prestigious Odyssey Award. She has received numerous starred audio reviews in both Publishers Weekly and Library Journal as well as fourteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. Cassandra was also named a Best Voice by AudioFile for 2009 and 2010.
Piper Kerman was bored with her middle class life — so she joined a group of artists-turned-drug smugglers. Her memoir, Orange Is The New Black: My Year In A Women's Prison, recounts her exotic life in the drug trade, her attempt to leave it behind, and her experience serving time with other women from all walks of life. More at NPR.org
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"Fascinating. . . . The true subject of this unforgettable book is female bonding and the ties that even bars can't unbind." ---People