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Piper Kerman

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Piper Kerman is the author of the memoir Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison, a #1 New York Times Bestseller. The book has been adapted into an Emmy Award-winning original series for Netflix.

Piper is a graduate of Smith College. Her writing has appeared in the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Guardian, Cosmopolitan and other publications. She serves on the board of directors of the Women's Prison Association and the advisory boards of the PEN America Writing For Justice Fellowship, JustLeadershipUSA, Healing Broken Circles and InsideOUT Writers. She teaches creative nonfiction writing classes for incarcerated men and women.

Piper is the host of From Where She Stands: The Official OITNB Podcast, which connects storyl
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2019 The Week: Piper Kerman's book recommendations

This week The Week asked for six books I recommend people read. So hard to choose!
Here are some new & old favorites:

https://theweek.com/articles/855015/p...

I have taught all of the memoirs in my writing classes for incarcerated women & men. Read more of this blog post »
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“We were never friends. Not for a second. I loved you.”
Piper Kerman, Orange Is the New Black

“We have a racially based justice system that overpunishes, fails to rehabilitate, and doesn't make us safer.”
Piper Kerman, Orange Is the New Black

“I knew that I would have to be brave. Not foolhardy, not in love with risk and danger, not making ridiculous exhibitions of myself to prove that I wasn't terrified--really genuinely brave. Brave enough to be quiet when quiet was called for, brave enough to observe before flinging myself into something, brave enough to not abandon my true self when someone else wanted to seduce or force me in a direction I didn't want to go, brave enough to stand my ground quietly.”
Piper Kerman, Orange Is the New Black

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“We have a racially based justice system that overpunishes, fails to rehabilitate, and doesn't make us safer.”
Piper Kerman, Orange Is the New Black

“I knew that I would have to be brave. Not foolhardy, not in love with risk and danger, not making ridiculous exhibitions of myself to prove that I wasn't terrified--really genuinely brave. Brave enough to be quiet when quiet was called for, brave enough to observe before flinging myself into something, brave enough to not abandon my true self when someone else wanted to seduce or force me in a direction I didn't want to go, brave enough to stand my ground quietly.”
Piper Kerman, Orange Is the New Black

“Two hundred women, no phones, no washing machines, no hair dryers--it was like Lord of the Flies on estrogen.”
Piper Kerman, Orange Is the New Black

“Every human being makes mistakes and does things they’re not proud of. They can be everyday, or they can be catastrophic. And the unfortunate truth of being human is that we all have moments of indifference to other people’s suffering. To me, that’s the central thing that allows crime to happen: indifference to other people’s suffering. If you’re stealing from someone, if you’re hurting them physically, if you’re selling them a product that you know will hurt them—the thing that allows a person to do that is that they somehow convince themselves that that’s not relevant to them. We all do things that we’re not proud of, even though they might not have as terrible consequences.”
Piper Kerman, Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison

“When you are deep in misery, you reach out to those who can help, people who can understand.”
Piper Kerman, Orange Is the New Black




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