It was a great listen and gave me a lot to feel thankful for in my own life and choices I have made. It also gave me a different perspective when it comes to the prison system and how people are treated.
Piper Kerman tells her very personal story with the first person, but with the reserved delivery of a veteran reporter. She doesn't ask for our sympathy or pity herself, while instilling great compassion for the often dehumanized women in the penal systems. I've already recommended this book to two friends!
If you are looking for the excitement of the Netflix series you will be disappointed. However, I found the book interesting and very informative.
European history professor specializing in English history 1870-1939.
The amount of artistic license in the television series (supposedly based on this book) is amazing. In the book, Kerman writes with compassion and admiration for the women who served prison time with her at Danbury. Though not at all the same story, this book is compelling and enlightening, and Campbell does an excellent job as narrator.