Varhaiset kirja-arvostelijatPiper Kerman

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February 2010 Erä

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A compelling, often hilarious, and unfailingly compassionate portrait of life inside a women’s prison When FBI agents knocked on her door to investigate a ten-year-old crime, Piper Kerman barely resembled the reckless young woman she’d been shortly after graduating Smith College. Happily ensconced in a New York City apartment, with a promising career and an attentive boyfriend, she was suddenly forced to reckon with the consequences of her very brief, very careless dalliance in the world of drug trafficking a decade earlier. Following a plea deal, Kerman spent fifteen months at “Club Fed,” the infamous women’s correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, where she met a surprising and varied community of women living under exceptional circumstances. In Orange Is the New Black, Kerman tells the story of being locked up in a place with its own codes of behavior and arbitrary hierarchies, where a practical joke is as common as a down-and-dirty fight, and where the uneasy relationship between prisoner and jailer is constantly and unpredictably recalibrated. Endlessly fascinating, moving, and enraging, Orange Is the New Black offers a unique and revealing perspective on the criminal justice system, the reasons we send so many people to prison, and what happens to them when they’re there.
Biography & Memoir, General Nonfiction, Nonfiction
Spiegel & Grau (Kustantaja)
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