Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison by Piper Kerman
When we are in our 20s, it is such an exciting time of life. Independence, adventure, and taking the world by storm, as we figure out who we are and what we want out of life, seems to be at the core of every young adult. We find jobs. We go to college. We build relationships outside of what we know as family, and childhood friends.
Piper Kerman was no different. At the tender age of 24, she began a romantic relationship. Things were exciting. She traveled to exotic places. She was living "the good life."
What she did not know was that the woman with whom she was involved in a West African drug operation. Heroin. Kerman was unaware for some time that she was in the middle of it. She was laundering money for the operation.
She left that relationship, and started living a "normal" life, met Larry, and was settling down as she approached 30-years-old. Life was good.
Much to her surprise in 1998, Kerman's past caught up to her and she was indicted for drug trafficking and money laundering, being turned in by her former lover. She pled guilty to the offenses.
It was not until six years after the indictment in 2004 that Piper Kerman began to serve her sentence of 15 months.
Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison is a candid, raw, and often humorous, memoir by Kerman, which takes the reader through her path of self-discovery.
As well, she will take you into the world of the Federal Corrections system, exposing more than just a tale of a few bad girls.
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