Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison by Piper Kerman
I have to be honest and admit that I would have never been compelled to read Orange is the New Black if hadn’t been for the Netflix series. I rarely read memoirs or nonfiction books, so this was a real stretch. I didn’t know what to expect after falling in love with the tv series, but it really gripped me from the beginning. It read much like a novel and I was excited to meet the characters and find out what would happen next. The fact that it is all true (minus name and characteristic changes) makes it an even more inspiring, life lessons story. (4/5)
My snippet of wisdom: I would like to add that comparing one artistic medium to another is like the classic apples to oranges cliché. Readers, never set expectations too high when it comes to book to film or film to book translation.