Kerman, Piper. (2010) Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison. Random House, NY: Spiegel ; Grau. Kerman was born on September 28, 1969, in Boston, Massachusetts. She came from an affluent and well-educated family, who were mostly teachers, lawyers, and doctors. Kerman attended Smith College in New England where she majored in theater and graduated in 1992. She is best known for her New York Times Bestseller memoir, Orange is the New Black. Soon after being published in 2010 the book caught the attention of television producer Jenji Kohan, who then later in 2013 created an Emmy-Award winning TV series on Netflix. Kerman also received the Justice Trailblazer Award from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
This is the story of Piper Kerman, and how her personal experience from being in prison relates to that of other female offenders in the correctional system.