Out of Orange

Out of Orange

A Memoir

Book - 2015
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"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"--
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780062376145
0062376144
9780062376138
0062376136
Branch Call Number: 921 WOLTERS, CLEARY
Characteristics: viii, 305 pages ; 24 cm

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rebmartin31
Jun 01, 2016

I liked getting to hear "Alex's" side of the story. It really puts the show into perspective to know that Cleary and Piper were only in prison together for a very short period of time. It's unfortunate that the show has portrayed Cleary as a villain. I don't think it is at all deserved. Yes, Clearly may have made some bad choices, but Piper made bad decisions, or rather failed to make the decision to leave before she got into trouble, too. Obviously the show needs some dramatic drive, and all stories need an antagonist, but I don't think Cleary is the right target. The prison system (and Pornstache) is all the antagonist you need.

Cynthia_N Feb 15, 2016

Very different from the Orange is the New Black Netflix series. Wolters and Kermin were only in prison together for a very short time right before one of the trials. Its clear that Wolters cared/cares for Kermin. They are no longer in contact because it violates their legal restrictions. Interesting!!

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lilypad_1
May 24, 2015

I thought she was an interesting character from Orange is the New Black but after reading this she was just a criminal who enlisted family and friends in her illegal enterprise.

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