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Orange Is The New Black is a memoir about a woman who lived a scandalous life in her early 20s and paid for it in her 30s. Piper was with a woman in her early 20s who happened to be a drug dealer. She didn't get too far into the world of drugs and money smuggling but she did smuggle money cross border one time. It was this incident that put her in jail years later. This book focuses on the events that lead her to her stint in prison and what she actually experienced in prison. Although I imagine the prison system is different in Canada, there are probably some close similarities. It's because of that, I found her prison life to be so interesting. Most of the media that has focused on people in prison has been about the experience that men go through, not women.
If I could go back in time I think I would have read the book before watching the TV show. Although the book was good, the TV show outshines it due to the changes they made from the original story.
I have heard that the second season will be coming out this year and I do plan on watching it, even though I'm sure at this point it will be nothing like the book. If you haven't seen the TV show, GO READ THE BOOK FIRST!! And then come back here and let me know what you thought :)