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Life After Orange


Piper Kerman has had an unusual career trajectory. She went from the halls of Smith College to a stint as a drug smuggler, which led to her fifteen-month stint in a minimum security prison. All of this life experience informed her memoir Orange Is the New Black, which in turn became an award-winning Netflix series. Kerman's story demonstrates that every action you take spins into an equal and opposite reaction, and that it's helpful to have a sense of humor, even when things go bad -- especially when things go bad. Kerman discusses her post-prison life at 7 p.m. tonight at Maryville University Auditorium (13550 Conway Road; 314-367-6731 or Admission is free, and copies of Orange Is the New Black will be sold on site by Left Bank Books.
Wed., Sept. 10, 7 p.m., 2014

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