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|Breckenridge Public Library||921 WOL (Text)||33500012086419||Main||Available||-|
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- ISBN: 9780062376138
- ISBN: 0062376136
- ISBN: 9780062376145
- ISBN: 0062376144
- Physical Description: viii, 305 pages ; 24 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 
|Summary, etc.:|| "The real-life Alex Vause from the critically acclaimed, top-rated Netflix show Orange Is the New Black tells her story in her own words for the first time--a powerful, surprising memoir about crime and punishment, friendship and marriage, and a life caught in the ruinous drug trade and beyond. Fans nationwide have fallen in love with Orange Is the New Black, the critically acclaimed and wildly popular Netflix show based on Piper Kerman's sensational #1 New York Times bestseller. Now, Catherine Cleary Wolters--the inspiration for Alex Vause, Piper's ex-girlfriend, friend, and sometimes-romantic partner on the show--tells her true story, offering details and insights that fill in the blanks, set the record straight, and answer common fan questions. An insightful, frustrating, heartbreaking, and uplifting analysis of crime and punishment in our times, Out of Orange is an intimate look at international drug crime--a seemingly glamorous lifestyle that dazzles unsuspecting young women and eventually leads them to the seedy world of prison. Told by a woman originally thrust into the spotlight without her permission--Wolters learned about Piper's memoir in the media--Out of Orange chronicles Wolter's time in the drug trade, her incarceration, her friendships and acquaintances with odd cellmates, her two marriages, and her complicated relationship with Piper. But Wolters is not solely defined by her past; she also reflects on her life and the person she is today. Filled with colorful characters, fascinating tales, painful sobering lessons, and hard-earned wisdom, Out of Orange is sure to be provocative, entertaining, and ultimately inspiring"-- Provided by publisher.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2015 May #1
You may know only the gist of Orange Is the New Black, but Wolters is one of the characters portrayed in the Netflix series, a fact that shocked and surprised her once she discovered it and resulted, eventually, in her telling her own side of the story. It's a riveting tale, told well and full of lessons for those willing to listen. Like many prisoners, she paid a big price for some relatively dumb actions, taken when she was young (she helped smuggle heroin into the U.S.). Her life and loves then, her imprisonment to follow, and her way back to the free world are all detailed here in a voice that is heartfelt and honest, toughening when it needs to but remaining steadfast. Readers will learn much about the prison system and its inequities, the author's ability to hold herself together in difficult situations, and, in many ways, what not to do. Wolters notes that once she thought of writing Out of Orange, she hoped that it might "save someone foolish from making her mistakes." That it might, and it might even show someone how to do the many good things Wolters has done, as well. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.