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Beyond 'Orange is the New Black': 8 eye-opening prison books
Beyond 'Orange is the New Black': 8 eye-opening prison books

Like a lot of people, I got sucked in by the Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black": the totally backstabby soap operatic twists, Lea DeLaria's comedic awesomeness as Big Boo, the luminosity of Samira Wiley as Poussey (memo to execs: please cast her in everything!), all of the inventive tampon sculptures, and the fact that there exists a buzzed-about show with a bunch of African American women and Latinas. OK, so they're all in prison. But at least they're full characters with developed stories and they're not naked or in skin-tight outfits all the time. (In Hollywood, this appears to be as good as it gets.) It probably goes without saying that the...

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