Saturday, 5 September 2015

Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman



I ordered Orange is the New Black from the library after catching an episode on TV.  Until I was reading the book I didn't realise it was autobiographical!

It is always hard to know exactly how authentic an autobiography is but this one is worth a read.  Not only do you get a bit of insight into the life of a prisoner, you also follow Piper's progress to what can be described as a redemption – or at the very least becoming a better person.

Piper manages to make some grim stuff hilarious at times while overall still pulling on the heart strings.

Not my usual thing – but I loved it.  I haven't had time to watch the series yet so I have no idea how closely it follows the book.

8 comments:

  1. I have been or have watched the series on Netflix. I did read the book originally which was good. The series is way off from factual and/or the book but the acting is great in the series!

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  2. The book is interesting band I enjoyed it, but the TV show doesn't follow it at all. The show is good, we watched season one, but the book is far more interesting.

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  3. Thanks for the suggestion. I listen to audio books and the library has it:)

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  4. I also have Netflix but have not watched the series.

    Linda

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  5. I didn't know it was an autobiography either. I've been watching the series on foxtel and love it, it's my favourite show!

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  6. I have watched all three seasons and what a great series. I definitely need to read the book!

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  7. It kinda/sorta follows the series (or, the series follows the book, I mean) but a lot of stuff was changed. I like the series better than I liked the book overall, which is unusual.

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  8. I have heard so much about this book but have not read it.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Reading!!

    Elizabeth
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