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Piper Kerman, author of 'Orange is the New Black'

Sonoma State University's Associated Students Productions presents Piper Kerman, author of "Orange is the New Black."  Meet the author Piper Kerman and learn about the true story behind the hit television series "Orange in the New Black" at a lecture event set for 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18 at Sonoma State University.

The story of a woman in her thirties sentenced to 15 months in prison (after being convicted of a decade old crime of transporting money for her drug dealing girlfriend) was adapted into an original Netflix series."Orange in the New Black," based on Kerman's book published in 2010, was heralded by the Washington Post as "the best TV show about prison ever made."
In her memoir "Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Woman's Prison," Piper Kerman recounts the 15 months she spent in the Danbury Correctional Facility for a crime she had committed ten years prior as a very brief, very careless dalliance in the world of drug trafficking. Compelling, moving and often hilarious, the stories of the women she met while in prison raise issues of friendship and family, mental illness, the odd cliques and codes of behavior, the role of religion, the uneasy relationship between prisoner and jailor, and the almost complete lack of guidance for life after prison.

Monday, 18 November, 2013


General $15 l SSU students free with ID
Location: Student Center, Ballroom A Sonoma State University
1801 E. Cotati Ave
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Phone: 707-664-4246

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Sonoma State University

Phone: 707-664-4246