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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 before. 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 people 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. 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, Kerman’s story 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. “Fascinating . . . The . . .

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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, Kerman's story offers a rare look into the lives of women in . . .

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Quando era jovem, tudo o que Piper Kerman queria era viver novas experiências, conhecer pessoas diferentes e descobrir o que fazer com o diploma recém-­adquirido da prestigiosa Smith College. Anos depois, com um bom emprego e prestes a se casar, ela recebe uma visita inesperada: a polícia. Piper estava sendo intimada para responder por envolvimento com o tráfico internacional de drogas. A acusação era verdadeira: recém-­formada, Piper teve um caso com uma traficante glamorosa que a convenceu a levar uma maleta de dinheiro para a Europa. Sua aventura pelo submundo do crime voltou à tona no dia em que a polícia bateu à porta dela. Depois de uma dolorosa odisseia pelo sistema judiciário americano, Piper é condenada a quinze meses de detenção numa penitenciária feminina no meio do nada — longe dos amigos, da família e de tudo o que ela conhecia. Em Orange Is the New Black, Piper apresenta casos curiosos, perturbadores, comoventes e divertidos do dia a dia no presídio. Cercada de . . .

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A new original series from Netflix

'Not just a tale of prisons, drugs, crime, or justice; it is, simply put, a beautifully told story about how incredible women can be' Elizabeth Gilbert, bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love

With her career, live-­in boyfriend and loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the rebellious young woman who got mixed up with drug runners and delivered a suitcase of drug money to Europe over a decade ago. But when she least expects it, her reckless past catches up with her; convicted and sentenced to fifteen months at an infamous women's prison in Connecticut, Piper becomes inmate #11187-­424. From her first strip search to her final release, she learns to navigate this strange world with its arbitrary rules and codes, its unpredictable, even dangerous relationships. She meets women from all walks of life, who surprise her with tokens of generosity, hard truths and simple acts of acceptance.

Now an original comedy-­drama series from Netflix, . . .

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Von der 5th Avenue in den Knast
Das Buch zur US-­Kultserie!

Piper Kerman lebt glücklich mit ihrem Verlobten in Manhattan, als ihr eine Jugendsünde zum Verhängnis wird. Das Gericht verurteilt sie zu einer 15-­monatigen Haftstrafe, und Piper tauscht Designeroutfits und Loft gegen orange Häftlingskleidung und eine Zelle in einem Frauengefängnis. Über die Zeit dort, über Schikanen, bösartige Attacken, aber auch über Freundschaften und vor allem ihre toughen und warmherzigen Mitgefangenen schreibt sie ohne Selbstmitleid, humorvoll und sehr unterhaltsam.

«Ich liebe dieses Buch in einem Maße, das mich selbst überrascht hat. Eine wundervoll erzählte Geschichte darüber, wie unglaublich Frauen sein können.­»
Elizabeth Gilbert, Autorin von «Eat, Pray, Love»

«Dies ist ein ernstes und großherziges Buch, das das Leben in einem Frauengefängnis sehr detailliert und – das ist entscheidend – mit Empathie und Respekt für Piper Kermans Mitinhaftierte schildert, von denen die wenigsten über ihre . . .

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Piper ha venticinque anni e si è trasferita da poco a Manhattan. Ha una bella casa, un fidanzato che la adora, sta costruendo una nuova rete di amicizie e ha una marea di progetti di lavoro e di vita. Ma un passato che sembra lontanissimo è ormai pronto a riscuotere il conto sul suo futuro. Il gesto di una ragazzina ribelle che anni prima si era imbarcata per amore e spirito di avventura in una situazione più grande di lei si tramuterà in una condanna definitiva a quindici mesi di detenzione in una prigione federale, e da lì in poi nulla sarà più come prima.
Così Piper diventa la detenuta #11187-­424. Intorno a lei non c’è più un mondo di opportunità e amore ma la società più varia, disgraziata, cinica, crudele, gerarchica, pettegola. E capace di farla sentire sola come non è mai stata, pur non essendo mai sola un istante. Eppure, un giorno dopo l’altro, imparando a conoscerne i linguaggi e i meccanismi, questo mondo si scopre anche popolato da grandi storie di dolore e . . .

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