By Piper Kerman
Spiegel & Grau
About the book: Go inside the walls of a Danbury, CT, women's prison with Piper Kerman, a well-educated 34-year-old locked up on a 2003 conviction of drug smuggling and money laundering.
Gayle H. has just begun Orange is the New Black, Piper Kerman's memoir recounting her year in a women's correctional facility. "Here is this lovely gal, living a happy, regular life and the Feds find, prosecute and sentence her for a years-old drug charge. Blond, blue-eyed and smart, she goes on to detail her life behind the fence. "Fascinating," says Hodgins.