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    DescriptionWith her career, live-in boyfriend and loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the rebellious young woman who got mixed up with drug runners and delivered a suitcase of drug money to Europe over a decade ago. But when she least expects it, her reckless past catches up with her; convicted and sentenced to fifteen months at an infamous women's prison in Connecticut, Piper becomes inmate #11187-424. From her first strip search to her final release, she learns to navigate this strange world with its arbitrary rules and codes, its unpredictable, even dangerous relationships. She meets women from all walks of life, who surprise her with tokens of generosity, hard truths and simple acts of acceptance. Now an original comedy-drama series from Netflix, Piper's story is a fascinating, heartbreaking and often hilarious insight into life on the inside.

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    Orange is the New Black
    My Time in a Women's Prison
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Piper Kerman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 278 g
    ISBN 13: 9780349139869
    ISBN 10: 0349139865

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: BM, JKVP1
    Libri: ENGM1075, USAA5066, ENGM4900
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBBEC
    BISAC V2.8: SOC030000, BIO026000
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBBEC
    Libri: GEFA2000, KNAS5000, P0041270, STRA7042
    DC23: 365.43092
    Thema V1.0: DNC, JKVP
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    15 August 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Piper Kerman is vice-president of a communications firm based in Washington, DC, and lives in Brooklyn, NYC, with her husband Larry Smith. She is a graduate of Smith College, Massachusetts. In 2004-05 she served a 15-month sentence in a US Federal women's prison. Her memoir of that experience, Orange Is the New Black, is now an original comedy-drama series from Lions Gate and Netflix, launching in July 2013. www.piperkerman.com
    Review quote
    I loved this book ... Not just a tale of prisons, drugs, crime, or justice; it is, simply put, a beautifully told story about how incredible women can be, and I will never forget it -- Elizabeth Gilbert, bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love A bighearted book that depicts life in a women's prison with great detail and - crucially - with empathy and respect for Piper Kerman's fellow prisoners -- Dave Eggers, bestselling author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius A fantastic tale from the Siberia of America's war on drugs and a rippingly fun read right down to the unexpected moment of closure Elle magazine USA