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Piper Eressea Kerman (born September 28, 1969) is an American author. She was indicted in 1998 on charges of felonious money-laundering activities, and sentenced to 15 months' detention in a federal correctional facility, of which she eventually served 13 months. Her memoir of her prison experiences, Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison (2010), was adapted into the critically-acclaimed Netflix original comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black (2016). Since leaving prison, Kerman has spoken widely about women in prison and problems with the federal prison system. She now works as a communication strategist for non-profit organizations. Early life and education Kerman was born in Boston into a family with a number of attorneys, doctors and educators. She graduated from Swampscott High School in Swampscott, Massachusetts, in 1987, and Smith College in 1992. Kerman is a self-described WASP; however, she had a paternal grandfather who was Russian-Jewish. Criminal career In 1993, Kerman became romantically involved with Catherine Cleary Wolters (Nora Janson in her memoir: Laura Prepon's character Alex Vause in the series), a heroin dealer working for an alleged Nigerian kingpin. Kerman laundered money for the drug operation.In 1998, Kerman was indicted for money laundering and drug trafficking and she pled guilty. Starting in 2004, she served 13 months of a 15-month sentence at FCI Danbury, a minimum security prison located in Danbury, Connecticut.During her sentence, she built her website "The Pipe Bomb" to document her life behind bars. Later career Kerman's best-selling memoir about her experiences in prison, Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison, was published by Spiegel & Grau on April 6, 2010. A television adaptation of the same name created by Jenji Kohan, the Emmy award-winning creator of Weeds, premiered on July 11, 2013, on Netflix and aired for seven seasons. Kerman's character in the series ("Piper Chapman") is played by Taylor Schilling. Orange is the New Black has received critical acclaim and won four Emmy Awards.Kerman serves on the board of the Women's Prison Association and is frequently invited to speak to students of creative writing, criminology, gender and women's studies law, and sociology, and to groups, like the American Correctional Association's Disproportionate Minority Confinement Task Force, federal probation officers, public defenders, justice reform advocates and volunteers, book club and formerly and currently incarcerated people.On February 10, 2014, Kerman received the 2014 Justice Trailblazer Award from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Center on Media, Crime & Justice.On February 25, 2014, Kerman testified at a hearing on "Reassessing Solitary Confinement" before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights chaired by Assistant Majority Leader Dick Durbin.On August 4, 2015, Kerman testified at a hearing on "Oversight of the Bureau of Prisons: First-Hand Accounts of Challenges Facing the Federal Prison System" before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee chaired by Senator Ron Johnson.Since 2015, Kerman has worked as a communications strategist for nonprofits.Since her prison sentence, Kerman has spoken publicly many times on behalf of women in corrections and about her experience.In 2019, she appeared as a guest in the last episode of Orange Is the New Black in the last scene in the Ohio prison, when Piper visited Alex. Kerman sat two seats to the left of Alex as a convict visited by her husband (in real life). She makes a cameo appearance in the show’s opening credits as the convict who blinks. Personal life Kerman has said, "I'm bisexual, so I'm a part of the gay community (LGBT+)". She came out around the age of 18, and identified herself as a lesbian during most of her youth. On May 21, 2006, Kerman married writer Larry Smith. Kerman and Smith live in Columbus, Ohio, and she teaches writing classes at the Marion Correctional Institution and the Ohio Reformatory for Women in nearby Marysville, Ohio. Works Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison Finding My Way BackSee also Teresa Giudice, reality star and media personality whose prison memoir, Turning the Tables (2015), describes her 15-month incarceration from 2015 to 2016, for fraud, at the Federal Correctional Institution, Danbury, CT Martha Stewart, celebrity who was incarcerated from 2004 to 2005, for offenses related to insider trading, at Federal Prison Camp, Alderson, WVReferences External links Official website thepipebomb.com - The website about her incarceration (mentioned in location 945/4958 of the OITNB ebook) Piper Kerman at IMDb Appearances on C-SPAN "Ubben Lecture". DePauw University. February 4, 2005.. Discover the Piper Kerman popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Piper Kerman books.

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Kirsty MoseleyFebruary 3, 2020Get

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The Sheep Who Couldn't Sleep

Simon JamieAugust 1, 2012Get

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Eve PendleNovember 29, 2021Get

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Carly PhillipsApril 20, 2021Get

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Raven StormMay 16, 2022Get

A human female born into a breeding manor never has a choice…I am a slave, but at least I am alive. When the man with wings and scales gave me a second choice—I took it. I'll do what I m...

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Jordan HollisAugust 29, 2018Get

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Uncle AmonJune 15, 2015Get

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Ellen JacobsonMay 22, 2020Get

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Poppy St JamesAugust 16, 2021Get

Two enemies. One wedding. The plan was simple . . . until they started to fall for each other.  Noah and Olivia are total opposites. She’s buttoned up and proper, focused en...

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Michael GordonSeptember 7, 2020Get

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Pride and Prejudice

Jane AustenJanuary 28, 1813Get

An Apple Books Classic edition. Jane Austen’s beloved classic opens with this witty and very memorable line: “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a...

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Sebastian GoodwinMarch 25, 2021Get

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Alison JamesFebruary 7, 2018Get

‘I was hooked from page one and couldn’t put it down until I’d reached the end. The twists and turns just keep coming … will have you gasping in surprise.’  Goodreads Reviewer...

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Someone Else's Daughter

Linsey LanierOctober 29, 2010Get

Book I of the popular Miranda's Rights Mystery series by bestselling author Linsey Lanier.  A woman can never make herself too tough, too strong, or too street smart.  THE SEARCHIN...

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Aleatha RomigJuly 27, 2021Get

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Jon HillOctober 5, 2021Get

An attempted murder. A missing spouse. And an international conspiracy that could change the world. Jack Green has always been skeptical of so-called facts. Though he's forced to confront th...

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W.J. MayNovember 25, 2021Get

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Olivia SandsJune 2, 2019Get

She's his little sister's best friend.  Completely off limits.  And now they're working together. Jaxon Green 's plans to offer a summer camp for kids at his thoroughbred training ...

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Liberty Begins

Leigh JamesFebruary 13, 2015Get

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The Cornish Village School - Breaking the Rules

Kitty WilsonJune 11, 2018Get

Rosy Winter is definitely not looking for love. Following heartbreak, Rosy has rebuilt her life in the beautiful Cornish village of Penmenna. Now headmistress of the local school, she is liv...

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Arwen RichJuly 3, 2018Get

Alyssa is untouched by any man – until her hot, demanding boss Mr. Ramirez comes into her life. Her fantasy comes true when he has his way with her, rough and unprotected. But as a result,...

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Herman MelvilleOctober 17, 1851Get

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Eve LanglaisDecember 3, 2015Get

Welcome to Bitten Point, where the swamp doesn't just keep its secrets, it sometimes eats them. Take one deadly bite and, bam, a man's life is changed forever, or so Caleb discovers when a l...

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The Killing Game (An Alexa Chase Suspense Thriller—Book 1)

Kate BoldOctober 15, 2021Get

Alexa Chase, 34, a brilliant profiler in the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit, was too good at her job. Haunted by all the serial killers she caught, she left a stunning career behind to joi...

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Amanda RipleyApril 6, 2021Get

When we are baffled by the insanity of the “other side”—in our politics, at work, or at home—it’s because we aren’t seeing how the conflict itself has taken over. That’s what ...

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Persuasion

Jane AustenJune 16, 2020Get

Persuasion was published in 1817, six months after Jane Austen’s death, and is the last novel she completed in full. The novel tells the story of Anne Elliot, now in her late 20s, the daug...

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Jess MastorakosMarch 31, 2021Get

Matchmaker Rule #1: Never fall in love with the client. After working my way to the top, I'm in the running to become the CEO of Southern California's premier matchmaking service. All I have...

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Sarah PeisAugust 20, 2018Get

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Albert RutherfordJune 7, 2020Get

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Lexy TimmsFebruary 11, 2022Get

Don't rush on anything.  If the time is right, it will happen. Rae I've always known I was meant to get out of the dead-end side of town where I was born. Trevor is my plan. He's from t...

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Kathryn CantrellMay 21, 2018Get

Destiny isn't a thing in her world. Smooth-talking strangers need not apply... Superstition Springs native Havana Nixon is convinced letting a big developer into their tiny Texas oasis is th...

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Susannah NixApril 19, 2022Get

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Belinda WilliamsJune 28, 2021Get

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Phillipa Nefri ClarkFebruary 14, 2017Get

Christie Ryan is happy in her life... or so she tells herself. Despite a tragic childhood, she has built a satisfying career and loves her city apartment. But deep down she yearns for a simp...

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Little Women

Louisa May AlcottSeptember 29, 1868Get

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The Chase

Elle KennedyAugust 6, 2018Get

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Sophie-Leigh RobbinsSeptember 7, 2021Get

Falling for your best friend's brother is tricky… unless you're keeping it a secret. Elle I never thought I'd be serving hotdogs dressed as an actual hotdog at the local amusement park. No...

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So Wrong It's Right

Julie JohnsonNovember 2, 2018Get

Shelby Hunt has the perfect life, married to the perfect man. At least, that’s what anyone would think, looking at her. They couldn’t possibly know about the past five years of lonely ni...

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Kate AsterSeptember 7, 2016Get

Some contracts are meant to be broken... Desperate to shake herself free from the humiliation of a very public divorce, TV financial correspondent Vi Owens makes a deal with a Navy SEAL Comm...

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Kathryn Meyer GriffithSeptember 13, 2014Get

Abigail Sutton's beloved husband walks out one night, doesn't return, and two years later is found dead, a victim of a long ago crime. It's made her sympathetic to the missing and their fami...

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Lisa SwiftMarch 11, 2020Get

‘this was a delight to read …I just can’t recommend it enough. The best romance book I’ve read this year .’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Books and Bookends Nell’s going back to school… but ...

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Come Back for Me

Corinne MichaelsJanuary 7, 2020Get

From  New York Times  Bestselling author Corinne Michaels comes a new emotional and riveting standalone love story. One night, eight years ago, she gave me peace. No names. No prom...

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Sarah ReadyMay 25, 2021Get

A laugh out loud, soul mate chasing rom-com romp, Sarah Ready's Chasing Romeo is a perfect feel-good novel about finding love where you least expect it. Chloe Daniels is a starry-eyed romant...

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Make Me Wilder

Serena BellMay 20, 2021Get

She's a city girl. I'm a mountain man. This shouldn't work. So why can't I stay away? Gabe: I promised my dad I’d take care of the Wilder family adventure business, including my rowdy co-w...

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Brenda RothertAugust 24, 2021Get

The Vegas heat just kicked up a notch with the arrival of ice hockey’s newest expansion team – the Sin City Saints. Maverick Hagen’s fall from grace was more like a crash landing. His ...

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Nana MaloneAugust 1, 2018Get

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J. SterlingDecember 16, 2021Get

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Blake PierceDecember 16, 2020Get

FBI Agent Ella Dark has studied serial killers from the time she could read, devastated by the murder of her own sister. With her photographic memory, she has obtained an encyclopedic knowle...

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Chelle BlissJuly 31, 2018Get

This isn’t how fairy tales typically begin, but it’s where mine starts… No money, no phone, and abandoned on the streets of Chicago. With my baby in my arms, I wander into a bar in a s...

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Apple Inc.September 20, 2021Get

Here’s everything you need to know about iPhone, straight from Apple. This definitive guide helps you get started using iPhone with iOS 15 and discover all the amazing things it can do.

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