Out of Orange

  • by Cleary Wolters
  • Narrated by Barbara Rosenblat
  • 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The real-life Alex Vause from the critically acclaimed, top-rated Netflix show Orange Is the New Black tells her story in her own words for the first time - a powerful, surprising memoir about crime and punishment, friendship and marriage, and a life caught in the ruinous drug trade and beyond.
Fans nationwide have fallen in love with Orange Is the New Black, the critically acclaimed and wildly popular Netflix show based on Piper Kerman's sensational number-one New York Times best seller. Now, Catherine Cleary Wolters - the inspiration for Alex Vause, Piper's ex-girlfriend, friend, and sometimes-romantic partner on the show - tells her true story, offering details and insights that fill in the blanks, set the record straight, and answer common fan questions.
An insightful, frustrating, heartbreaking, and uplifting analysis of crime and punishment in our times, Out of Orange is an intimate look at international drug crime - a seemingly glamorous lifestyle that dazzles unsuspecting young women and eventually leads them to the seedy world of prison. Told by a woman originally thrust into the spotlight without her permission - Wolters learned about Piper's memoir in the media - Out of Orange chronicles Wolters' time in the drug trade, her incarceration, her friendships and acquaintances with odd cellmates, her two marriages, and her complicated relationship with Piper. But Wolters is not solely defined by her past; she also reflects on her life and the person she is today.
Filled with colorful characters; fascinating tales; painful, sobering lessons; and hard-earned wisdom, Out of Orange is sure to be provocative, entertaining, and ultimately inspiring.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Must read for OITNB fans

And everyone else for that matter. I was totally enthralled by Piper Kerman's book, and proceeded to become equally obsessed with the show.

Consequently I was always most curious about the "Alex/Nora" character. Who was this woman? I totally admit to being one of those people early on, frantically googling "the real Alex Vause."

Finally we get to find out, and what a story. Fully engaging and entertaining- but at the same time, shining a much needed spotlight on our monstrously corrupt "justice" and prison systems.

We finally get our answers, we get a phenomenal story, and we also get a real wake up call. Piper Kerman is doing good work in the area of prison reform, and calling attention to the huge, huge miscarriages of justice, unfair sentencing practices and subhuman treatment of inmates that occurs on a daily basis. But a couple people are not enough. This is an issue that can touch ALL of us- and more easily than you would think. Something has to be done if this country is going to maintain its fast-fraying reputation as a "free country."

Big credit to Ms. Wolters for surviving what she did, and she's proven to be a fine writer. I hope people pay attention to this book.
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- D. T. Douglas

Great listening!

The book was written with clarity and humor.
While the her drug currier involvement was off putting, I thoroughly was captivated by Wolters
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- K. Lawrence

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-05-2015
  • Publisher: HarperAudio