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    DescriptionNOW 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 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. Praise for "Orange Is the New Black" "Fascinating . . . The true subject of this unforgettable book is female bonding and the ties that even bars can't unbind."--"People" (four stars) "I loved this book. It's a story rich with humor, pathos, and redemption. What I did not expect from this memoir was the affection, compassion, and even reverence that Piper Kerman demonstrates for all the women she encountered while she was locked away in jail. I will never forget it."--Elizabeth Gilbert, author of "Eat, Pray, Love" "This book is impossible to put down because [Kerman] could be you. Or your best friend. Or your daughter."--"Los Angeles Times" "Moving . . . transcends the memoir genre's usual self-centeredness to explore how human beings can always surprise you."--"USA Today" "It's a compelling awakening, and a harrowing one--both for the reader and for Kerman."--Newsweek.com Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader's Circle for author chats and more.


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    Title
    Orange Is the New Black
    Subtitle
    My Year in a Women's Prison
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Piper Kerman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 327
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780385523394
    ISBN 10: 0385523394
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BGA, JFSJ1, BM, JKVP
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    DC22: B
    Libri: ENGM1075
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Libri: USAA5066, ENGM4900
    B&T Approval Code: C39603040, A16760000
    BISAC V2.8: SOC030000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    DC21: 365.43092
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    Libri: GEFA2000, KNAS5000, P0041270, STRA7042
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: HV9474.F66 K47 2011
    DC22: 365/.43092
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.1.1.0.0
    LC subject heading:
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Spiegel & Grau
    Imprint name
    Spiegel & Grau
    Publication date
    03 August 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Piper Kerman is vice president of a Washington, D.C.-based communications firm that works with foundations and nonprofits. A graduate of Smith College, she lives in Brooklyn.
    Review quote
    "Fascinating . . . The true subject of this unforgettable book is female bonding and the ties that even bars can't unbind."--"People" (four stars) "I loved this book. It's a story rich with humor, pathos, and redemption. What I did not expect from this memoir was the affection, compassion, and even reverence that Piper Kerman demonstrates for all the women she encountered while she was locked away in jail. I will never forget it."--Elizabeth Gilbert, author of "Eat, Pray, Love" "This book is impossible to put down because [Kerman] could be you. Or your best friend. Or your daughter."--"Los Angeles Times" "Moving . . . transcends the memoir genre's usual self-centeredness to explore how human beings can always surprise you."--"USA Today" "It's a compelling awakening, and a harrowing one--both for the reader and for Kerman."--Newsweek.com