#41 — Orange is the New Black

Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman
  • Rating: 3/5
  • This is another memoir about how a person with many advantages messed up their life, a la All of the Splendid Things We Planned, albeit less annoying
  • Like most things that are adapted from book to screen, there is faint resemblance between the two. There is some overlap in the characters
  • Kerman was very focused on not complaining too much; she is very conscious of her advantages in terms of race, class, educational opportunities, etc., and wants us to know that she knows
  • The only person who she hated was a Jesus freak, the type easily hated by the demographic most likely to read her book. It’s hard to imagine that she only hated one person the entire time she was in prison
  • It would be interesting to know what happened after her release — how she was able to integrate into a workplace and navigating civilian life again