Monday, August 5, 2013

Cuesta Book selection: Orange is the New Black

Book cover: Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman
Just placed my hold through Jackson County Library Services for Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman, the Cuesta College Book of the Year for 2014.

Orange is the New Black documents Kerman’s year in a women’s correctional facility. From Kerman’s website:
“In Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison, Piper takes readers into B-Dorm, a community of colorful, eccentric, vividly drawn women. Their stories raise issues of friendship and family, mental illness, the odd cliques and codes of behavior, the role of religion, the uneasy relationship between prisoner and jailor, and the almost complete lack of guidance for life after prison.”
Kerman was the guest of Terry Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air on Aug. 12. Kerman’s memoir inspired a Netflix series of the same name.

I appreciate the shared experience of reading a book in common and have read the Cuesta Book each year I attended classes in Library and Information Technology.

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