Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

March 1, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Orange Is the New Black

Book Title: Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison

You’ve probably seen or heard of the hot Netflix series, Orange is the New Black, which has introduced many of us to such concepts as “gay for the stay” and “going to the SHOE” (Solitary Housing Unit).  Based on the memoir by Piper Kerman, the TV show follows the adventures and misadventures of a blonde, well-heeled 30-something doing time in federal prison for a 10-year-old drug …

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March 1, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

“Gay for the Stay” and Other Phrases You Might Learn in Women’s Prison

“Going to the Shoe” means solitary confinement (the Special Housing Unit/SHU).  “Feelin’ some kinda way” means having a low day, while “feelin’ it” means everything’s great.  If you’ve seen the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black,” you’re feelin’ it!  Based on the memoir by Piper Kerman, the TV show follows the adventures and misadventures of a blonde, well-heeled 30-something doing time in federal prison …

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