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Orange is the new black

by Kerman, Piper,

Format: Book on CD 2012
Availability: Available at 10 Libraries 10 of 13 copies
Available (10)
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Brentwood Library Adult Audiobooks CD UNABRDG 365.43 Kerman
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CLP - Homewood Audiovisual Collection (CD) HV9474.F66 K47 2012x
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Collection  Audiovisual Collection
 
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CLP - Lawrenceville Audiovisual Collection (CD) HV9474.F66 K47 2012x
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Community Library of Castle Shannon Audio Books (Cassettes and CD's) BOOK-ON-DISC 92 KERMAN Piper (10)
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Call Number  BOOK-ON-DISC 92 KERMAN Piper (10)
 
 
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Audio Visual CD BOOK NF KER
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Coraopolis Memorial Library Audiovisual CD BK 365.43 KER
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Audio Books CD 365.43092 K46
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Collection  Audio Books
 
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Sewickley Public Library AV - Audiobooks CD B KERMAN 2012
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  AV - Audiobooks
 
Call Number  CD B KERMAN 2012
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Audiovisual CD 365.43 K [B-O-CD]
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Whitehall Public Library AudioBook Collection ANFCD Kerman
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Northern Tier Regional Library Adult Audiobooks CHECKED OUT
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Summary
Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered the suitcase of drug money ten years ago. But that past caught up with her. From her first strip search to her final release, Kerman shares the dramatic story of her fifteen months behind bars.
With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years ago. But that past has caught up with her. Convicted and sentenced to fifteen months at the infamous federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, the well-heeled Smith College alumna is now inmate #11187-424--one of the millions of women who disappear "down the rabbit hole" of the American penal system. From her first strip search to her final release, Kerman learns to navigate this strange world with its strictly enforced codes of behavior and arbitrary rules, where the uneasy relationship between prisoner and jailer is constantly and unpredictably recalibrated. She meets women from all walks of life, who surprise her with small tokens of generosity, hard words of wisdom, and simple acts of acceptance. Heartbreaking, hilarious, and at times enraging, Orange Is the New Black offers a rare look into the lives of women in prison, why it is we lock so many away, and what happens to them when they're there.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Just graduated from Smith College, Kerman made the mistake of getting involved with the wrong woman and agreeing to deliver a large cash payment for an international drug ring. Years later, the consequences catch up with her in the form of an indictment on conspiracy drug-smuggling and money-laundering charges. Kerman pleads guilty and is sentenced to 15 months in a federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut. Entering prison in 2004 more than 10 years after her crime Kerman finds herself submerged in the unique and sometimes overwhelming culture of prison, where kindness can come in the form of sharing toiletries, and an insult in the cafeteria can lead to an enduring enmity. Kerman quickly learns the rules asking about the length of one's prison stay is expected, but never ask about the crime that led to it and carves a niche for herself even as she witnesses the way the prison system fails those who are condemned to it, many of them nonviolent drug offenders. An absorbing, meditative look at life behind bars.--Huntley, Kristine Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Kerman is now a successful and respected vice president of a communications firm based in Washington, D.C.-but she took a long and turbulent road to get there. In 1998, Kerman was indicted on drug trafficking and money laundering charges, and later served 15 months in a women's prison. In this audio edition of Kerman's memoir about her experiences in prison, Cassandra Campbell provides skillful narration, capturing the essence of the story and its protagonist. The narrator's subtle portrayal of Kerman is subtle, yet ripe with tension and raw emotion. Despite a somewhat lackluster, overly reserved performance in the audiobook's early chapters, Campbell soon turns up the heat, ultimately delivering a compulsive listening experience and a memorable turn as Kerman. A Random/Spiegel & Grau paperback. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Kerman, Piper.
Federal Correctional Institution (Danbury, Conn.)
Women prisoners -- Connecticut -- Danbury.
Reformatories for women -- Connecticut -- Danbury.
Audiobooks.
Publisher [Old Saybrook, CT] :Tantor Audio,2012
Edition Unabridged.
Other Titles Orange is the new black :
Contributors Campbell, Cassandra, narrator.
Tantor Media, publisher.
Participants/Performers Read by Cassandra Campbell.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Description 10 audio discs (11 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781452607665
1452607664
9781452637662 (Library ed.)
1452637660 (Library ed.)
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