Orange Is the New Black (MP3 CD)

My Year in a Women's Prison

By Piper Kerman, Cassandra Campbell (Narrated by)

Tantor Audio, 9781452657660

Publication Date: June 11, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (6/10/2012)
Paperback (3/8/2011)
Prebound (8/6/2013)
Paperback, Large Print (12/17/2014)
Hardcover, Large Print (10/1/2014)
Compact Disc (6/11/2012)
Compact Disc (6/11/2012)
Hardcover (4/6/2010)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (8/1/2012)

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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 ago. 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 women 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, where the uneasy relationship between prisoner and jailer is constantly and unpredictably recalibrated. 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, Orange Is the New Black 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.

About the Author

Piper Kerman is a vice president at a Washington, D.C.-based communications firm that works with foundations and nonprofits.

Cassandra Campbell has recorded nearly two hundred audiobooks and directed many more. She has been nominated for and won multiple Audie Awards, as well as a prestigious Odyssey Award, and she has been awarded more than twenty "AudioFile" Earphones Awards. Cassandra was also named a Best Voice by "AudioFile" for 2009 and 2010.

Praise For Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison

"Fascinating. . . . The true subject of this unforgettable book is female bonding and the ties that even bars can't unbind." ---People