Orange is the New Black

I had thought that Audiobooks were kinda silly – why would I listen to a book when I could read it myself?  Well, that was until I began nursing my newborn for several hours each night. Audiobooks and podcasts have helped me not feel so bored or lonely at 3 a.m.

orange_is_the_new_black_book This was a fascinating book: Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison by Piper Kerman. I’ve worked with some people who were in and out of prison, but I’ve never really asked about their experiences. Piper’s story was incredibly gripping.  I should note that there is quite a bit of profanity if you’re sensitive to that sort of thing.

After listening to Piper’s words, I’m curious about other people’s experiences in prison. I know that the system is pretty broken, and this book reminded me of yet another area in our world that needs transformation.


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