This book surprised me, no doubt. Grazing my fingers atop untouched book covers at tables at Barnes & Nobles - while “New Arrivals” screamed at me in bright red - this book caught my attention. Matter of fact, it’s ‘Now on Netflix’ sticker on its cover is what mainly caught my attention. Why is Netflix, a leading monster in Internet television, taking its time to brand itself onto this book’s cover?
As a big fan of book covers (which is totally ironic for a book worm, I know), this one I really enjoyed. It’s cover was very minimalistic and centering the color orange towards the reader with the impact of the title: “My Year In A Women’s Prison”. As you turn over the book, the layout of the summary, reviews, and biography of the author really fits it all together. The back cover has more of a vintage feeling, but it is still gorgeously adequate.
As I repeat myself, this book undoubtedly surprised me. I took this book to be another boring biography with quality wisdom here and there – oh boy, was I wrong. This book took me by my ears and had my head down engrossed in every word. I found myself eager to wake up everyday just to enter Kerman’s experience in prison. I surprised myself by getting grumpy every moment I had to escape the book’s universe- it is a prison’s universe I’m entering after all.