Piper Kerman could not be bothered to study anything there is a market demand for in college because, she claims, she is "creative". Creative or not, she did not have the imagination to foresee the consequences when she starts carrying drug money, not the consequences to herself, her family or the many people whose lives are ruined by heroin addiction. The author apparently thinks she makes amends by condescending to socialize with her fellow inmates, many of them victims of selfish people like herself. This book is a long laundry list of Piper's virtues and Piper's grievances with the penal system, some legitimate, such as the use of solitary confinement, most petty, like the shoes she is initially issued because they call attention to the fact she is new to the prison. The stories she has to tell about life in prison are interesting enough but her insufferable arrogance, her entitled attitude is really hard to take.