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Piper Kerman

Piper Kerman, the author of this year's Santa Barbara Reads - SBCC Reads - UCSB Reads book, Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison, will give a free lecture and book signing at UCSB's Campbell Hall. 

8 PM on Wednesday, April 15. Free and open to the public, doors open at 7:20 PM.  More information from UCSB Arts & Lectures, (805) 893-3535.

In her best-selling memoir Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison, Piper Kerman recounts the year she spent in the Danbury Correctional Facility. 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. Join Kerman as she relates the true stories behind one of the most talked-about TV series in recent years.

Books will be available for purchase and signing

Copies are available to borrow from the public libraries in various formats: "regular" print, Large Print, Book on CD, doownloadable audiobook, eBook, and Spanish eBook. The Netflix TV series loosely based on the book is also available on DVD.


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