July’s Book of the Month: Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman

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And now we have a winner for our July book of the month.

By one vote, Mocha Girl Read Book of the Month for July is Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman.  Take a minute to see what this book.

Synopsis

ORANGE-IS-THE-NEW-BLACK-WIKI_Book_Cover_01With 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.

The Author

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Congratulations Piper Kerman for becoming Mocha Girl Read book of the month for July 2015.

Feel free to leave comments and thoughts here as you are reading the book. I’m really looking forward to reading this book and hearing what everyone thinks of it.

Keep the pages turning ladies!

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