The Buchtelite

Author of ‘Orange is the New Black’ visits Akron

Author Piper Kerman signs books for fans in the lobby of EJ Thomas Hall.

By Zaina Salem, Managing Editor

October 15, 2014

The excitement was palpable as Piper Kerman, author of the memoir Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Woman’s Prison, walked onto the stage of EJ Thomas Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 14. Kerman’s lecture detailed her 15 months in a correctional facility for a crime she had committed 10 years prior....