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!


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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