The real-life jailbird portrayed by actress Laura Prepon in hit TV drama Orange Is the New Black has landed a deal to publish her memoirs about her time behind bars.
Author Piper Kerman’s former friend and lover Cleary Wolters will detail her memories of prison life and the events that got her there in a new HarperOne book, titled Out of Orange, which is set to be published in May, 2015.
Kerman’s book inspired the hit Netflix show, in which Taylor Schilling portrays lead character Piper Chapman and Prepon plays her ex-lover, drug dealer Alex Vause.
Wolters says, “Alex and Piper (characters) have inspired me to tell my whole story, an unbelievable saga that takes place all over the world: Africa, Europe, Asia, and the U.S. both in prison and out. I think people may be surprised at what happened to me after I turned myself in – and where my life is now.”
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