Téa’s Book Review – “Orange is the New Black” by Piper Kerman

I was recently asked to do a guest book review for a good friend’s “The Second Assistant” blog. Here’s the review, which may actually be more of a commentary on some of the interesting observations that come out the book. Enjoy the read!

p.s. The link below for the original full review isn’t functioning due to a recent name change for that blog site so please click here instead – thanks!

p.p.s. Téa isn’t my real name, but I wouldn’t mind if it was.

The Second Assistant

Good day, friends!  As you know, my dear friend Téa has joined our “Book Club”. Here’s her first review. Thanks, Téa!  Enjoy!

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Last week I ‘christened’ my brand new Kobo. In an attempt to just once read a book BEFORE seeing it’s TV/movie adaptation, I downloaded Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison by Piper Kerman.

As many know from the popular Netflix show of the same name, the story is a memoir that recounts the year the author spent in prison. Involved with a girlfriend who was dealing drugs for an African kingpin, Kerman assisted them in money laundering. A decade later she was sentenced to 15 months in a federal correctional institution.

Expecting to be equally fascinated and horrified by what one might endure in the harsh, rigid environment of a prison, I was surprised by the real revelation of this story. In the…

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