Wednesday, March 17, 2010
What makes Piper Kerman's story so compelling? Is it that "look" she has, arms akimbo, staring out at the reader, in her full-page book review in April 2010 Chicago magazine, where we ran across her? Or the Twitter pic repro'd here? Or is it the story in Marie Claire (different tone entirely, more penitent). Is it the unwillingness to bury her head, and life, and act "ashamed" to satisfy society (she got involved in drug smuggling and did hard time -- now she's a communications VP in New York). Extraordinary comeback? Yes, we think so. Making a comeback requires that "in spite of it all" attitude, and Piper seems to have this in spades.
We're not sure, but there's something in her insouciance that draws the eye, and so we thought we would pass this comeback story on to you for your further consideration...you be the judge, meanwhile you may wish to get a copy of her book Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison