The Manual - Epictetus - A Short Summary and Review

Orange is the New Black - Piper Kerman - A Short Summary and Review

A short summary of the book Orange Is the New Black:

All about a woman's experience in federal prison. 

My favorite Piper Kerman quote from the book:

“Do you have to find the evil in yourself in order to truly recognize it in the world?”

Questions to ponder while reading the book:

How do you feel about mandatory sentencing?

Is incarceration really the best option for addiction?

My review of Orange Is the New Black:

Points at the stupidity of the U.S. Criminal Code.

Incarceration without addiction support does nothing.

This is really nothing like the "Slumber Party in Prison" that the Netflix show became.


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