Out of Orange

Out of Orange

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 The real-life Alex Vause from the critically acclaimed, top-rated Netflix show Orange Is the New Black tells her story...

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Title:Out of Orange
Author:Cleary Wolters
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0062376136
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:305 pages pages

Out of Orange Reviews

  • Becca
    Jun 22, 2015

    After picking up this book and going in excited about hearing her side of the story, it proved to be more of an ordeal to get through reading than I expected. I know I shouldn't judge someone's life story with such disdain because this tale is what she went through as seen through her ...

    Read as digital ARC. I was very excited to read Out of Orange; I figured it would be like stepping right back into the world of Orange is the New Black. However, I've come to the conclusion that Out of Orange is is missing most of what made Orange is the New Black so interesting for...

    I'm a cat person too but there is WAY too much about her cats in this book. ...

    Having devoured the Piper Kerman memoir which began the Orange Movement, I took it upon myself to devour the Netflix show it spawned. Along the way, I took the time to read the brief piece that Larry Smith coined in response to Kerman's book and the show's portrayal. With the release o...

    Eh. Reads more like a personal journal, in that it's written for the writer, not the reader. The topics of focus were not always that interesting, but were obviously important to the writer. For example, an unusually large amount of words were dedicated to the writer's relationships wi...

    This book was every bit as good as "Orange is the New Black". It was just as suspenseful and gave much more detail about the drug smuggling business from her perspective. The traveling to exotic countries was very interesting and scary. It was also great the way this author's story fil...

    This is not a Piper v. Alex story. Yes, Piper is mentioned, but the book is not about her. This is about Cleary Wolters and her experience from realizing her past life was being played out on Netflix to mainly her life before, during, and after incarceration. She writes beautifully and...

    The show is much more entertaining than what really happened. The majority of the book is a tell-all about how they smuggled drugs and spent their time getting drunk in other countries. ...

    There was A LOT of talk about her cats in this book. Like, I feel like my takeaway was that Cleary Wolters loves cats. ...

    Our story begins in 2013, with our author/narrator in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the home in which she grew up. She is looking back on the events that shaped much of her adult life. We are then transported back to February 1993, in Paris, as the crazy world of drug smuggling unfolds. We s...

    from kalireads.com: Cleary Wolters finished watching TV with her declining mother. After tucking mom into bed, she went back to the television. Remote in hand, she watched a woman in an orange jumpsuit step out of a van with a familiar pinstripe pillow. She heard the phrases ?lesb...

    This amazing narrative is the story of the real life Alex Vause, a character loosely portrayed by Laura Prepon, on the hit Netflix series, Orange is the New Black. After reading the book, I have to agree with Wolters: she and Vause have little in common other than the fact that they ha...

    As a fan of "Orange is the New Black" show, I was eager to read Cleary Wolters' memoir. It more than held my attention through the back story of how she and her sister became involved in drug smuggling, meeting Piper, the waiting game after the arrest of a colleague, the heart wrenchin...

    I found Out Of Orange to be interesting. Having followed Piper?s side of the story it was interesting to hear Alex?s. As I listened to this one on audio, narrator Barbara Rosenblat had just the right style for Alex, raspy voiced and self-assured with a kick of humor. Learning how A...

    It's very clear that this could have been told in a one-page article in a magazine. Wolters doesn't have enough to say for a memoir, and this is just filled with descriptions and long "memories" of discussions. There's just nothing here. It didn't need to be a full-length memoir. It's ...

  • Barbara Atlas
    Jun 24, 2016

    After picking up this book and going in excited about hearing her side of the story, it proved to be more of an ordeal to get through reading than I expected. I know I shouldn't judge someone's life story with such disdain because this tale is what she went through as seen through her ...

    Read as digital ARC. I was very excited to read Out of Orange; I figured it would be like stepping right back into the world of Orange is the New Black. However, I've come to the conclusion that Out of Orange is is missing most of what made Orange is the New Black so interesting for...

    I'm a cat person too but there is WAY too much about her cats in this book. ...

    Having devoured the Piper Kerman memoir which began the Orange Movement, I took it upon myself to devour the Netflix show it spawned. Along the way, I took the time to read the brief piece that Larry Smith coined in response to Kerman's book and the show's portrayal. With the release o...

    Eh. Reads more like a personal journal, in that it's written for the writer, not the reader. The topics of focus were not always that interesting, but were obviously important to the writer. For example, an unusually large amount of words were dedicated to the writer's relationships wi...

    This book was every bit as good as "Orange is the New Black". It was just as suspenseful and gave much more detail about the drug smuggling business from her perspective. The traveling to exotic countries was very interesting and scary. It was also great the way this author's story fil...

    This is not a Piper v. Alex story. Yes, Piper is mentioned, but the book is not about her. This is about Cleary Wolters and her experience from realizing her past life was being played out on Netflix to mainly her life before, during, and after incarceration. She writes beautifully and...

    The show is much more entertaining than what really happened. The majority of the book is a tell-all about how they smuggled drugs and spent their time getting drunk in other countries. ...

    There was A LOT of talk about her cats in this book. Like, I feel like my takeaway was that Cleary Wolters loves cats. ...

    Our story begins in 2013, with our author/narrator in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the home in which she grew up. She is looking back on the events that shaped much of her adult life. We are then transported back to February 1993, in Paris, as the crazy world of drug smuggling unfolds. We s...

    from kalireads.com: Cleary Wolters finished watching TV with her declining mother. After tucking mom into bed, she went back to the television. Remote in hand, she watched a woman in an orange jumpsuit step out of a van with a familiar pinstripe pillow. She heard the phrases ?lesb...

    This amazing narrative is the story of the real life Alex Vause, a character loosely portrayed by Laura Prepon, on the hit Netflix series, Orange is the New Black. After reading the book, I have to agree with Wolters: she and Vause have little in common other than the fact that they ha...

    As a fan of "Orange is the New Black" show, I was eager to read Cleary Wolters' memoir. It more than held my attention through the back story of how she and her sister became involved in drug smuggling, meeting Piper, the waiting game after the arrest of a colleague, the heart wrenchin...

    I found Out Of Orange to be interesting. Having followed Piper?s side of the story it was interesting to hear Alex?s. As I listened to this one on audio, narrator Barbara Rosenblat had just the right style for Alex, raspy voiced and self-assured with a kick of humor. Learning how A...

    It's very clear that this could have been told in a one-page article in a magazine. Wolters doesn't have enough to say for a memoir, and this is just filled with descriptions and long "memories" of discussions. There's just nothing here. It didn't need to be a full-length memoir. It's ...

    I've read orange is the new black, watched the series and read this book. I loved it. if you put all the pieces together you get the whole picture. I think some of the reviews people haven't remembered the golden rule of stories. there is always two sides and two versions of every stor...

    Truly obnoxious. I had to force myself through it. She was way to descriptive over everything to the point where the book was ten times longer than it should have been. I remember thinking it was strange that I hadn't seen or heard about this book until stumbling upon it ONCE in the bo...

    Honestly written memoir that was disturbing at times but on the whole, informative and true to life. ...

    Orange is the New Black from "Alex's" point of view. Should have been interesting, but she's so self absorbed it's hard to be sympathetic or even care. Also, this book really needed editing. ...

    It feels like a book about everything EXCEPT what people would have been interested in. Way too much about smuggling logistics (if A brings cash to Paris and B takes it to Jakarta, A flies to Chicago and sends C to Jakarta, then D who flew to Jakarta earlier takes the heroin to Brussel...

    A better title might have been Poor Choices Were Made By All (and other details about pet cats). ...

    good read but not gonna be really memorable ...

    I hated getting to the end of Out of Orange! Three days later, I still miss Cleary Wolters, the woman I had come to know through her memoir. I bought this book because I am an OITNB fan, and I've finished Season 3 of the series and have to wait a year for Season 4 - and so I frequen...

    I started this book out of curiosity but I stayed for the brilliant prose and fascinating story. Cleary Wolters has a way with words and her detailed descriptions will pull you in. She is honest about her flaws and faults and with the benefit of hindsight is able to admit to the ir...

    I listened to Barbara Rosenblat read Out of Orange while commuting to and from my last two weeks of school, and gave it 3 stars for the reasons given by 3 Goodreads reviewers: Sheila DeChantal rated it 3 stars "I found Out Of Orange to be interesting. Having followed Piper?s sid...

  • Laurel-Rain
    Dec 13, 2015

    After picking up this book and going in excited about hearing her side of the story, it proved to be more of an ordeal to get through reading than I expected. I know I shouldn't judge someone's life story with such disdain because this tale is what she went through as seen through her ...

    Read as digital ARC. I was very excited to read Out of Orange; I figured it would be like stepping right back into the world of Orange is the New Black. However, I've come to the conclusion that Out of Orange is is missing most of what made Orange is the New Black so interesting for...

    I'm a cat person too but there is WAY too much about her cats in this book. ...

    Having devoured the Piper Kerman memoir which began the Orange Movement, I took it upon myself to devour the Netflix show it spawned. Along the way, I took the time to read the brief piece that Larry Smith coined in response to Kerman's book and the show's portrayal. With the release o...

    Eh. Reads more like a personal journal, in that it's written for the writer, not the reader. The topics of focus were not always that interesting, but were obviously important to the writer. For example, an unusually large amount of words were dedicated to the writer's relationships wi...

    This book was every bit as good as "Orange is the New Black". It was just as suspenseful and gave much more detail about the drug smuggling business from her perspective. The traveling to exotic countries was very interesting and scary. It was also great the way this author's story fil...

    This is not a Piper v. Alex story. Yes, Piper is mentioned, but the book is not about her. This is about Cleary Wolters and her experience from realizing her past life was being played out on Netflix to mainly her life before, during, and after incarceration. She writes beautifully and...

    The show is much more entertaining than what really happened. The majority of the book is a tell-all about how they smuggled drugs and spent their time getting drunk in other countries. ...

    There was A LOT of talk about her cats in this book. Like, I feel like my takeaway was that Cleary Wolters loves cats. ...

    Our story begins in 2013, with our author/narrator in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the home in which she grew up. She is looking back on the events that shaped much of her adult life. We are then transported back to February 1993, in Paris, as the crazy world of drug smuggling unfolds. We s...

  • Anna
    Oct 08, 2015

    After picking up this book and going in excited about hearing her side of the story, it proved to be more of an ordeal to get through reading than I expected. I know I shouldn't judge someone's life story with such disdain because this tale is what she went through as seen through her ...

    Read as digital ARC. I was very excited to read Out of Orange; I figured it would be like stepping right back into the world of Orange is the New Black. However, I've come to the conclusion that Out of Orange is is missing most of what made Orange is the New Black so interesting for...

    I'm a cat person too but there is WAY too much about her cats in this book. ...

    Having devoured the Piper Kerman memoir which began the Orange Movement, I took it upon myself to devour the Netflix show it spawned. Along the way, I took the time to read the brief piece that Larry Smith coined in response to Kerman's book and the show's portrayal. With the release o...

    Eh. Reads more like a personal journal, in that it's written for the writer, not the reader. The topics of focus were not always that interesting, but were obviously important to the writer. For example, an unusually large amount of words were dedicated to the writer's relationships wi...

    This book was every bit as good as "Orange is the New Black". It was just as suspenseful and gave much more detail about the drug smuggling business from her perspective. The traveling to exotic countries was very interesting and scary. It was also great the way this author's story fil...

    This is not a Piper v. Alex story. Yes, Piper is mentioned, but the book is not about her. This is about Cleary Wolters and her experience from realizing her past life was being played out on Netflix to mainly her life before, during, and after incarceration. She writes beautifully and...

    The show is much more entertaining than what really happened. The majority of the book is a tell-all about how they smuggled drugs and spent their time getting drunk in other countries. ...

    There was A LOT of talk about her cats in this book. Like, I feel like my takeaway was that Cleary Wolters loves cats. ...

    Our story begins in 2013, with our author/narrator in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the home in which she grew up. She is looking back on the events that shaped much of her adult life. We are then transported back to February 1993, in Paris, as the crazy world of drug smuggling unfolds. We s...

    from kalireads.com: Cleary Wolters finished watching TV with her declining mother. After tucking mom into bed, she went back to the television. Remote in hand, she watched a woman in an orange jumpsuit step out of a van with a familiar pinstripe pillow. She heard the phrases ?lesb...

    This amazing narrative is the story of the real life Alex Vause, a character loosely portrayed by Laura Prepon, on the hit Netflix series, Orange is the New Black. After reading the book, I have to agree with Wolters: she and Vause have little in common other than the fact that they ha...

    As a fan of "Orange is the New Black" show, I was eager to read Cleary Wolters' memoir. It more than held my attention through the back story of how she and her sister became involved in drug smuggling, meeting Piper, the waiting game after the arrest of a colleague, the heart wrenchin...

    I found Out Of Orange to be interesting. Having followed Piper?s side of the story it was interesting to hear Alex?s. As I listened to this one on audio, narrator Barbara Rosenblat had just the right style for Alex, raspy voiced and self-assured with a kick of humor. Learning how A...

    It's very clear that this could have been told in a one-page article in a magazine. Wolters doesn't have enough to say for a memoir, and this is just filled with descriptions and long "memories" of discussions. There's just nothing here. It didn't need to be a full-length memoir. It's ...

    I've read orange is the new black, watched the series and read this book. I loved it. if you put all the pieces together you get the whole picture. I think some of the reviews people haven't remembered the golden rule of stories. there is always two sides and two versions of every stor...

  • Sheila DeChantal
    Jun 12, 2015

    After picking up this book and going in excited about hearing her side of the story, it proved to be more of an ordeal to get through reading than I expected. I know I shouldn't judge someone's life story with such disdain because this tale is what she went through as seen through her ...

    Read as digital ARC. I was very excited to read Out of Orange; I figured it would be like stepping right back into the world of Orange is the New Black. However, I've come to the conclusion that Out of Orange is is missing most of what made Orange is the New Black so interesting for...

    I'm a cat person too but there is WAY too much about her cats in this book. ...

    Having devoured the Piper Kerman memoir which began the Orange Movement, I took it upon myself to devour the Netflix show it spawned. Along the way, I took the time to read the brief piece that Larry Smith coined in response to Kerman's book and the show's portrayal. With the release o...

    Eh. Reads more like a personal journal, in that it's written for the writer, not the reader. The topics of focus were not always that interesting, but were obviously important to the writer. For example, an unusually large amount of words were dedicated to the writer's relationships wi...

    This book was every bit as good as "Orange is the New Black". It was just as suspenseful and gave much more detail about the drug smuggling business from her perspective. The traveling to exotic countries was very interesting and scary. It was also great the way this author's story fil...

    This is not a Piper v. Alex story. Yes, Piper is mentioned, but the book is not about her. This is about Cleary Wolters and her experience from realizing her past life was being played out on Netflix to mainly her life before, during, and after incarceration. She writes beautifully and...

    The show is much more entertaining than what really happened. The majority of the book is a tell-all about how they smuggled drugs and spent their time getting drunk in other countries. ...

    There was A LOT of talk about her cats in this book. Like, I feel like my takeaway was that Cleary Wolters loves cats. ...

    Our story begins in 2013, with our author/narrator in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the home in which she grew up. She is looking back on the events that shaped much of her adult life. We are then transported back to February 1993, in Paris, as the crazy world of drug smuggling unfolds. We s...

    from kalireads.com: Cleary Wolters finished watching TV with her declining mother. After tucking mom into bed, she went back to the television. Remote in hand, she watched a woman in an orange jumpsuit step out of a van with a familiar pinstripe pillow. She heard the phrases ?lesb...

    This amazing narrative is the story of the real life Alex Vause, a character loosely portrayed by Laura Prepon, on the hit Netflix series, Orange is the New Black. After reading the book, I have to agree with Wolters: she and Vause have little in common other than the fact that they ha...

    As a fan of "Orange is the New Black" show, I was eager to read Cleary Wolters' memoir. It more than held my attention through the back story of how she and her sister became involved in drug smuggling, meeting Piper, the waiting game after the arrest of a colleague, the heart wrenchin...

    I found Out Of Orange to be interesting. Having followed Piper?s side of the story it was interesting to hear Alex?s. As I listened to this one on audio, narrator Barbara Rosenblat had just the right style for Alex, raspy voiced and self-assured with a kick of humor. Learning how A...

  • Lee
    Jun 15, 2015

    After picking up this book and going in excited about hearing her side of the story, it proved to be more of an ordeal to get through reading than I expected. I know I shouldn't judge someone's life story with such disdain because this tale is what she went through as seen through her ...

    Read as digital ARC. I was very excited to read Out of Orange; I figured it would be like stepping right back into the world of Orange is the New Black. However, I've come to the conclusion that Out of Orange is is missing most of what made Orange is the New Black so interesting for...

    I'm a cat person too but there is WAY too much about her cats in this book. ...

    Having devoured the Piper Kerman memoir which began the Orange Movement, I took it upon myself to devour the Netflix show it spawned. Along the way, I took the time to read the brief piece that Larry Smith coined in response to Kerman's book and the show's portrayal. With the release o...

    Eh. Reads more like a personal journal, in that it's written for the writer, not the reader. The topics of focus were not always that interesting, but were obviously important to the writer. For example, an unusually large amount of words were dedicated to the writer's relationships wi...

    This book was every bit as good as "Orange is the New Black". It was just as suspenseful and gave much more detail about the drug smuggling business from her perspective. The traveling to exotic countries was very interesting and scary. It was also great the way this author's story fil...

    This is not a Piper v. Alex story. Yes, Piper is mentioned, but the book is not about her. This is about Cleary Wolters and her experience from realizing her past life was being played out on Netflix to mainly her life before, during, and after incarceration. She writes beautifully and...

    The show is much more entertaining than what really happened. The majority of the book is a tell-all about how they smuggled drugs and spent their time getting drunk in other countries. ...

    There was A LOT of talk about her cats in this book. Like, I feel like my takeaway was that Cleary Wolters loves cats. ...

  • Eileen Stone-Kornberg
    May 28, 2015

    After picking up this book and going in excited about hearing her side of the story, it proved to be more of an ordeal to get through reading than I expected. I know I shouldn't judge someone's life story with such disdain because this tale is what she went through as seen through her ...

    Read as digital ARC. I was very excited to read Out of Orange; I figured it would be like stepping right back into the world of Orange is the New Black. However, I've come to the conclusion that Out of Orange is is missing most of what made Orange is the New Black so interesting for...

    I'm a cat person too but there is WAY too much about her cats in this book. ...

    Having devoured the Piper Kerman memoir which began the Orange Movement, I took it upon myself to devour the Netflix show it spawned. Along the way, I took the time to read the brief piece that Larry Smith coined in response to Kerman's book and the show's portrayal. With the release o...

    Eh. Reads more like a personal journal, in that it's written for the writer, not the reader. The topics of focus were not always that interesting, but were obviously important to the writer. For example, an unusually large amount of words were dedicated to the writer's relationships wi...

    This book was every bit as good as "Orange is the New Black". It was just as suspenseful and gave much more detail about the drug smuggling business from her perspective. The traveling to exotic countries was very interesting and scary. It was also great the way this author's story fil...

    This is not a Piper v. Alex story. Yes, Piper is mentioned, but the book is not about her. This is about Cleary Wolters and her experience from realizing her past life was being played out on Netflix to mainly her life before, during, and after incarceration. She writes beautifully and...

    The show is much more entertaining than what really happened. The majority of the book is a tell-all about how they smuggled drugs and spent their time getting drunk in other countries. ...

    There was A LOT of talk about her cats in this book. Like, I feel like my takeaway was that Cleary Wolters loves cats. ...

    Our story begins in 2013, with our author/narrator in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the home in which she grew up. She is looking back on the events that shaped much of her adult life. We are then transported back to February 1993, in Paris, as the crazy world of drug smuggling unfolds. We s...

    from kalireads.com: Cleary Wolters finished watching TV with her declining mother. After tucking mom into bed, she went back to the television. Remote in hand, she watched a woman in an orange jumpsuit step out of a van with a familiar pinstripe pillow. She heard the phrases ?lesb...

    This amazing narrative is the story of the real life Alex Vause, a character loosely portrayed by Laura Prepon, on the hit Netflix series, Orange is the New Black. After reading the book, I have to agree with Wolters: she and Vause have little in common other than the fact that they ha...

    As a fan of "Orange is the New Black" show, I was eager to read Cleary Wolters' memoir. It more than held my attention through the back story of how she and her sister became involved in drug smuggling, meeting Piper, the waiting game after the arrest of a colleague, the heart wrenchin...

    I found Out Of Orange to be interesting. Having followed Piper?s side of the story it was interesting to hear Alex?s. As I listened to this one on audio, narrator Barbara Rosenblat had just the right style for Alex, raspy voiced and self-assured with a kick of humor. Learning how A...

    It's very clear that this could have been told in a one-page article in a magazine. Wolters doesn't have enough to say for a memoir, and this is just filled with descriptions and long "memories" of discussions. There's just nothing here. It didn't need to be a full-length memoir. It's ...

    I've read orange is the new black, watched the series and read this book. I loved it. if you put all the pieces together you get the whole picture. I think some of the reviews people haven't remembered the golden rule of stories. there is always two sides and two versions of every stor...

    Truly obnoxious. I had to force myself through it. She was way to descriptive over everything to the point where the book was ten times longer than it should have been. I remember thinking it was strange that I hadn't seen or heard about this book until stumbling upon it ONCE in the bo...

    Honestly written memoir that was disturbing at times but on the whole, informative and true to life. ...

  • Kate Dansette
    Sep 04, 2015

    After picking up this book and going in excited about hearing her side of the story, it proved to be more of an ordeal to get through reading than I expected. I know I shouldn't judge someone's life story with such disdain because this tale is what she went through as seen through her ...

    Read as digital ARC. I was very excited to read Out of Orange; I figured it would be like stepping right back into the world of Orange is the New Black. However, I've come to the conclusion that Out of Orange is is missing most of what made Orange is the New Black so interesting for...

    I'm a cat person too but there is WAY too much about her cats in this book. ...

  • Aj
    May 16, 2018

    After picking up this book and going in excited about hearing her side of the story, it proved to be more of an ordeal to get through reading than I expected. I know I shouldn't judge someone's life story with such disdain because this tale is what she went through as seen through her ...

    Read as digital ARC. I was very excited to read Out of Orange; I figured it would be like stepping right back into the world of Orange is the New Black. However, I've come to the conclusion that Out of Orange is is missing most of what made Orange is the New Black so interesting for...

    I'm a cat person too but there is WAY too much about her cats in this book. ...

    Having devoured the Piper Kerman memoir which began the Orange Movement, I took it upon myself to devour the Netflix show it spawned. Along the way, I took the time to read the brief piece that Larry Smith coined in response to Kerman's book and the show's portrayal. With the release o...

    Eh. Reads more like a personal journal, in that it's written for the writer, not the reader. The topics of focus were not always that interesting, but were obviously important to the writer. For example, an unusually large amount of words were dedicated to the writer's relationships wi...

    This book was every bit as good as "Orange is the New Black". It was just as suspenseful and gave much more detail about the drug smuggling business from her perspective. The traveling to exotic countries was very interesting and scary. It was also great the way this author's story fil...

    This is not a Piper v. Alex story. Yes, Piper is mentioned, but the book is not about her. This is about Cleary Wolters and her experience from realizing her past life was being played out on Netflix to mainly her life before, during, and after incarceration. She writes beautifully and...

    The show is much more entertaining than what really happened. The majority of the book is a tell-all about how they smuggled drugs and spent their time getting drunk in other countries. ...

    There was A LOT of talk about her cats in this book. Like, I feel like my takeaway was that Cleary Wolters loves cats. ...

    Our story begins in 2013, with our author/narrator in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the home in which she grew up. She is looking back on the events that shaped much of her adult life. We are then transported back to February 1993, in Paris, as the crazy world of drug smuggling unfolds. We s...

    from kalireads.com: Cleary Wolters finished watching TV with her declining mother. After tucking mom into bed, she went back to the television. Remote in hand, she watched a woman in an orange jumpsuit step out of a van with a familiar pinstripe pillow. She heard the phrases ?lesb...

    This amazing narrative is the story of the real life Alex Vause, a character loosely portrayed by Laura Prepon, on the hit Netflix series, Orange is the New Black. After reading the book, I have to agree with Wolters: she and Vause have little in common other than the fact that they ha...

    As a fan of "Orange is the New Black" show, I was eager to read Cleary Wolters' memoir. It more than held my attention through the back story of how she and her sister became involved in drug smuggling, meeting Piper, the waiting game after the arrest of a colleague, the heart wrenchin...

    I found Out Of Orange to be interesting. Having followed Piper?s side of the story it was interesting to hear Alex?s. As I listened to this one on audio, narrator Barbara Rosenblat had just the right style for Alex, raspy voiced and self-assured with a kick of humor. Learning how A...

    It's very clear that this could have been told in a one-page article in a magazine. Wolters doesn't have enough to say for a memoir, and this is just filled with descriptions and long "memories" of discussions. There's just nothing here. It didn't need to be a full-length memoir. It's ...

    I've read orange is the new black, watched the series and read this book. I loved it. if you put all the pieces together you get the whole picture. I think some of the reviews people haven't remembered the golden rule of stories. there is always two sides and two versions of every stor...

    Truly obnoxious. I had to force myself through it. She was way to descriptive over everything to the point where the book was ten times longer than it should have been. I remember thinking it was strange that I hadn't seen or heard about this book until stumbling upon it ONCE in the bo...

    Honestly written memoir that was disturbing at times but on the whole, informative and true to life. ...

    Orange is the New Black from "Alex's" point of view. Should have been interesting, but she's so self absorbed it's hard to be sympathetic or even care. Also, this book really needed editing. ...

    It feels like a book about everything EXCEPT what people would have been interested in. Way too much about smuggling logistics (if A brings cash to Paris and B takes it to Jakarta, A flies to Chicago and sends C to Jakarta, then D who flew to Jakarta earlier takes the heroin to Brussel...

  • Matt
    Jul 08, 2015

    After picking up this book and going in excited about hearing her side of the story, it proved to be more of an ordeal to get through reading than I expected. I know I shouldn't judge someone's life story with such disdain because this tale is what she went through as seen through her ...

    Read as digital ARC. I was very excited to read Out of Orange; I figured it would be like stepping right back into the world of Orange is the New Black. However, I've come to the conclusion that Out of Orange is is missing most of what made Orange is the New Black so interesting for...

    I'm a cat person too but there is WAY too much about her cats in this book. ...

    Having devoured the Piper Kerman memoir which began the Orange Movement, I took it upon myself to devour the Netflix show it spawned. Along the way, I took the time to read the brief piece that Larry Smith coined in response to Kerman's book and the show's portrayal. With the release o...

  • Kali
    May 30, 2015

    After picking up this book and going in excited about hearing her side of the story, it proved to be more of an ordeal to get through reading than I expected. I know I shouldn't judge someone's life story with such disdain because this tale is what she went through as seen through her ...

    Read as digital ARC. I was very excited to read Out of Orange; I figured it would be like stepping right back into the world of Orange is the New Black. However, I've come to the conclusion that Out of Orange is is missing most of what made Orange is the New Black so interesting for...

    I'm a cat person too but there is WAY too much about her cats in this book. ...

    Having devoured the Piper Kerman memoir which began the Orange Movement, I took it upon myself to devour the Netflix show it spawned. Along the way, I took the time to read the brief piece that Larry Smith coined in response to Kerman's book and the show's portrayal. With the release o...

    Eh. Reads more like a personal journal, in that it's written for the writer, not the reader. The topics of focus were not always that interesting, but were obviously important to the writer. For example, an unusually large amount of words were dedicated to the writer's relationships wi...

    This book was every bit as good as "Orange is the New Black". It was just as suspenseful and gave much more detail about the drug smuggling business from her perspective. The traveling to exotic countries was very interesting and scary. It was also great the way this author's story fil...

    This is not a Piper v. Alex story. Yes, Piper is mentioned, but the book is not about her. This is about Cleary Wolters and her experience from realizing her past life was being played out on Netflix to mainly her life before, during, and after incarceration. She writes beautifully and...

    The show is much more entertaining than what really happened. The majority of the book is a tell-all about how they smuggled drugs and spent their time getting drunk in other countries. ...

    There was A LOT of talk about her cats in this book. Like, I feel like my takeaway was that Cleary Wolters loves cats. ...

    Our story begins in 2013, with our author/narrator in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the home in which she grew up. She is looking back on the events that shaped much of her adult life. We are then transported back to February 1993, in Paris, as the crazy world of drug smuggling unfolds. We s...

    from kalireads.com: Cleary Wolters finished watching TV with her declining mother. After tucking mom into bed, she went back to the television. Remote in hand, she watched a woman in an orange jumpsuit step out of a van with a familiar pinstripe pillow. She heard the phrases ?lesb...

  • Linda
    Jun 02, 2015

    After picking up this book and going in excited about hearing her side of the story, it proved to be more of an ordeal to get through reading than I expected. I know I shouldn't judge someone's life story with such disdain because this tale is what she went through as seen through her ...

    Read as digital ARC. I was very excited to read Out of Orange; I figured it would be like stepping right back into the world of Orange is the New Black. However, I've come to the conclusion that Out of Orange is is missing most of what made Orange is the New Black so interesting for...

    I'm a cat person too but there is WAY too much about her cats in this book. ...

    Having devoured the Piper Kerman memoir which began the Orange Movement, I took it upon myself to devour the Netflix show it spawned. Along the way, I took the time to read the brief piece that Larry Smith coined in response to Kerman's book and the show's portrayal. With the release o...

    Eh. Reads more like a personal journal, in that it's written for the writer, not the reader. The topics of focus were not always that interesting, but were obviously important to the writer. For example, an unusually large amount of words were dedicated to the writer's relationships wi...

    This book was every bit as good as "Orange is the New Black". It was just as suspenseful and gave much more detail about the drug smuggling business from her perspective. The traveling to exotic countries was very interesting and scary. It was also great the way this author's story fil...

    This is not a Piper v. Alex story. Yes, Piper is mentioned, but the book is not about her. This is about Cleary Wolters and her experience from realizing her past life was being played out on Netflix to mainly her life before, during, and after incarceration. She writes beautifully and...

    The show is much more entertaining than what really happened. The majority of the book is a tell-all about how they smuggled drugs and spent their time getting drunk in other countries. ...

    There was A LOT of talk about her cats in this book. Like, I feel like my takeaway was that Cleary Wolters loves cats. ...

    Our story begins in 2013, with our author/narrator in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the home in which she grew up. She is looking back on the events that shaped much of her adult life. We are then transported back to February 1993, in Paris, as the crazy world of drug smuggling unfolds. We s...

    from kalireads.com: Cleary Wolters finished watching TV with her declining mother. After tucking mom into bed, she went back to the television. Remote in hand, she watched a woman in an orange jumpsuit step out of a van with a familiar pinstripe pillow. She heard the phrases ?lesb...

    This amazing narrative is the story of the real life Alex Vause, a character loosely portrayed by Laura Prepon, on the hit Netflix series, Orange is the New Black. After reading the book, I have to agree with Wolters: she and Vause have little in common other than the fact that they ha...

    As a fan of "Orange is the New Black" show, I was eager to read Cleary Wolters' memoir. It more than held my attention through the back story of how she and her sister became involved in drug smuggling, meeting Piper, the waiting game after the arrest of a colleague, the heart wrenchin...

    I found Out Of Orange to be interesting. Having followed Piper?s side of the story it was interesting to hear Alex?s. As I listened to this one on audio, narrator Barbara Rosenblat had just the right style for Alex, raspy voiced and self-assured with a kick of humor. Learning how A...

    It's very clear that this could have been told in a one-page article in a magazine. Wolters doesn't have enough to say for a memoir, and this is just filled with descriptions and long "memories" of discussions. There's just nothing here. It didn't need to be a full-length memoir. It's ...

    I've read orange is the new black, watched the series and read this book. I loved it. if you put all the pieces together you get the whole picture. I think some of the reviews people haven't remembered the golden rule of stories. there is always two sides and two versions of every stor...

    Truly obnoxious. I had to force myself through it. She was way to descriptive over everything to the point where the book was ten times longer than it should have been. I remember thinking it was strange that I hadn't seen or heard about this book until stumbling upon it ONCE in the bo...

    Honestly written memoir that was disturbing at times but on the whole, informative and true to life. ...

    Orange is the New Black from "Alex's" point of view. Should have been interesting, but she's so self absorbed it's hard to be sympathetic or even care. Also, this book really needed editing. ...

    It feels like a book about everything EXCEPT what people would have been interested in. Way too much about smuggling logistics (if A brings cash to Paris and B takes it to Jakarta, A flies to Chicago and sends C to Jakarta, then D who flew to Jakarta earlier takes the heroin to Brussel...

    A better title might have been Poor Choices Were Made By All (and other details about pet cats). ...

    good read but not gonna be really memorable ...

    I hated getting to the end of Out of Orange! Three days later, I still miss Cleary Wolters, the woman I had come to know through her memoir. I bought this book because I am an OITNB fan, and I've finished Season 3 of the series and have to wait a year for Season 4 - and so I frequen...

    I started this book out of curiosity but I stayed for the brilliant prose and fascinating story. Cleary Wolters has a way with words and her detailed descriptions will pull you in. She is honest about her flaws and faults and with the benefit of hindsight is able to admit to the ir...

  • Ashleigh
    Feb 20, 2015

    After picking up this book and going in excited about hearing her side of the story, it proved to be more of an ordeal to get through reading than I expected. I know I shouldn't judge someone's life story with such disdain because this tale is what she went through as seen through her ...

    Read as digital ARC. I was very excited to read Out of Orange; I figured it would be like stepping right back into the world of Orange is the New Black. However, I've come to the conclusion that Out of Orange is is missing most of what made Orange is the New Black so interesting for...

  • Brandy
    May 15, 2015

    After picking up this book and going in excited about hearing her side of the story, it proved to be more of an ordeal to get through reading than I expected. I know I shouldn't judge someone's life story with such disdain because this tale is what she went through as seen through her ...

  • Jakalak
    Oct 27, 2015

    After picking up this book and going in excited about hearing her side of the story, it proved to be more of an ordeal to get through reading than I expected. I know I shouldn't judge someone's life story with such disdain because this tale is what she went through as seen through her ...

    Read as digital ARC. I was very excited to read Out of Orange; I figured it would be like stepping right back into the world of Orange is the New Black. However, I've come to the conclusion that Out of Orange is is missing most of what made Orange is the New Black so interesting for...

    I'm a cat person too but there is WAY too much about her cats in this book. ...

    Having devoured the Piper Kerman memoir which began the Orange Movement, I took it upon myself to devour the Netflix show it spawned. Along the way, I took the time to read the brief piece that Larry Smith coined in response to Kerman's book and the show's portrayal. With the release o...

    Eh. Reads more like a personal journal, in that it's written for the writer, not the reader. The topics of focus were not always that interesting, but were obviously important to the writer. For example, an unusually large amount of words were dedicated to the writer's relationships wi...

    This book was every bit as good as "Orange is the New Black". It was just as suspenseful and gave much more detail about the drug smuggling business from her perspective. The traveling to exotic countries was very interesting and scary. It was also great the way this author's story fil...

    This is not a Piper v. Alex story. Yes, Piper is mentioned, but the book is not about her. This is about Cleary Wolters and her experience from realizing her past life was being played out on Netflix to mainly her life before, during, and after incarceration. She writes beautifully and...

    The show is much more entertaining than what really happened. The majority of the book is a tell-all about how they smuggled drugs and spent their time getting drunk in other countries. ...

    There was A LOT of talk about her cats in this book. Like, I feel like my takeaway was that Cleary Wolters loves cats. ...

    Our story begins in 2013, with our author/narrator in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the home in which she grew up. She is looking back on the events that shaped much of her adult life. We are then transported back to February 1993, in Paris, as the crazy world of drug smuggling unfolds. We s...

    from kalireads.com: Cleary Wolters finished watching TV with her declining mother. After tucking mom into bed, she went back to the television. Remote in hand, she watched a woman in an orange jumpsuit step out of a van with a familiar pinstripe pillow. She heard the phrases ?lesb...

    This amazing narrative is the story of the real life Alex Vause, a character loosely portrayed by Laura Prepon, on the hit Netflix series, Orange is the New Black. After reading the book, I have to agree with Wolters: she and Vause have little in common other than the fact that they ha...

    As a fan of "Orange is the New Black" show, I was eager to read Cleary Wolters' memoir. It more than held my attention through the back story of how she and her sister became involved in drug smuggling, meeting Piper, the waiting game after the arrest of a colleague, the heart wrenchin...

    I found Out Of Orange to be interesting. Having followed Piper?s side of the story it was interesting to hear Alex?s. As I listened to this one on audio, narrator Barbara Rosenblat had just the right style for Alex, raspy voiced and self-assured with a kick of humor. Learning how A...

    It's very clear that this could have been told in a one-page article in a magazine. Wolters doesn't have enough to say for a memoir, and this is just filled with descriptions and long "memories" of discussions. There's just nothing here. It didn't need to be a full-length memoir. It's ...

    I've read orange is the new black, watched the series and read this book. I loved it. if you put all the pieces together you get the whole picture. I think some of the reviews people haven't remembered the golden rule of stories. there is always two sides and two versions of every stor...

    Truly obnoxious. I had to force myself through it. She was way to descriptive over everything to the point where the book was ten times longer than it should have been. I remember thinking it was strange that I hadn't seen or heard about this book until stumbling upon it ONCE in the bo...

    Honestly written memoir that was disturbing at times but on the whole, informative and true to life. ...

    Orange is the New Black from "Alex's" point of view. Should have been interesting, but she's so self absorbed it's hard to be sympathetic or even care. Also, this book really needed editing. ...

    It feels like a book about everything EXCEPT what people would have been interested in. Way too much about smuggling logistics (if A brings cash to Paris and B takes it to Jakarta, A flies to Chicago and sends C to Jakarta, then D who flew to Jakarta earlier takes the heroin to Brussel...

    A better title might have been Poor Choices Were Made By All (and other details about pet cats). ...

    good read but not gonna be really memorable ...

    I hated getting to the end of Out of Orange! Three days later, I still miss Cleary Wolters, the woman I had come to know through her memoir. I bought this book because I am an OITNB fan, and I've finished Season 3 of the series and have to wait a year for Season 4 - and so I frequen...

    I started this book out of curiosity but I stayed for the brilliant prose and fascinating story. Cleary Wolters has a way with words and her detailed descriptions will pull you in. She is honest about her flaws and faults and with the benefit of hindsight is able to admit to the ir...

    I listened to Barbara Rosenblat read Out of Orange while commuting to and from my last two weeks of school, and gave it 3 stars for the reasons given by 3 Goodreads reviewers: Sheila DeChantal rated it 3 stars "I found Out Of Orange to be interesting. Having followed Piper?s sid...

    I read this after reading Piper Kermans memoir: Orange Is The New Black. As an insanely huge fan of the Netflix Original Series, reading the two memoirs behind this adventurous story was a must for me. I have to say, though biased due to my love for Alex Vause, I found Cleary to be a r...

    Not perhaps the best written or paced telling, but nonetheless a very interesting glimpse into a life that inadvertently set a whole bunch of notable shit into motion for a lot of other people. Cleary Wolters is no George Bailey, but it is interesting to consider how many ripple effect...

    Stretching myself this year to read more non-fiction. Since I'm fascinated by the stories of women in prison - probably a throw back to a long ago mission trip to Belize? -thought I'd try to learn more of the real truth behind this popular TV series. At least 75% of her story was about...

    I don't quite understand why so many people are hating on this book. Yes, there is a lot of detail about her cats. But 95% of the people who pick up Cleary's book are doing so because she is Piper Kerman's ex-girlfriend. We lesbians love our cats. You knew what this was going into it. ...

  • Analisa
    Mar 23, 2018

    After picking up this book and going in excited about hearing her side of the story, it proved to be more of an ordeal to get through reading than I expected. I know I shouldn't judge someone's life story with such disdain because this tale is what she went through as seen through her ...

    Read as digital ARC. I was very excited to read Out of Orange; I figured it would be like stepping right back into the world of Orange is the New Black. However, I've come to the conclusion that Out of Orange is is missing most of what made Orange is the New Black so interesting for...

    I'm a cat person too but there is WAY too much about her cats in this book. ...

    Having devoured the Piper Kerman memoir which began the Orange Movement, I took it upon myself to devour the Netflix show it spawned. Along the way, I took the time to read the brief piece that Larry Smith coined in response to Kerman's book and the show's portrayal. With the release o...

    Eh. Reads more like a personal journal, in that it's written for the writer, not the reader. The topics of focus were not always that interesting, but were obviously important to the writer. For example, an unusually large amount of words were dedicated to the writer's relationships wi...

    This book was every bit as good as "Orange is the New Black". It was just as suspenseful and gave much more detail about the drug smuggling business from her perspective. The traveling to exotic countries was very interesting and scary. It was also great the way this author's story fil...

    This is not a Piper v. Alex story. Yes, Piper is mentioned, but the book is not about her. This is about Cleary Wolters and her experience from realizing her past life was being played out on Netflix to mainly her life before, during, and after incarceration. She writes beautifully and...

    The show is much more entertaining than what really happened. The majority of the book is a tell-all about how they smuggled drugs and spent their time getting drunk in other countries. ...

    There was A LOT of talk about her cats in this book. Like, I feel like my takeaway was that Cleary Wolters loves cats. ...

    Our story begins in 2013, with our author/narrator in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the home in which she grew up. She is looking back on the events that shaped much of her adult life. We are then transported back to February 1993, in Paris, as the crazy world of drug smuggling unfolds. We s...

    from kalireads.com: Cleary Wolters finished watching TV with her declining mother. After tucking mom into bed, she went back to the television. Remote in hand, she watched a woman in an orange jumpsuit step out of a van with a familiar pinstripe pillow. She heard the phrases ?lesb...

    This amazing narrative is the story of the real life Alex Vause, a character loosely portrayed by Laura Prepon, on the hit Netflix series, Orange is the New Black. After reading the book, I have to agree with Wolters: she and Vause have little in common other than the fact that they ha...

    As a fan of "Orange is the New Black" show, I was eager to read Cleary Wolters' memoir. It more than held my attention through the back story of how she and her sister became involved in drug smuggling, meeting Piper, the waiting game after the arrest of a colleague, the heart wrenchin...

    I found Out Of Orange to be interesting. Having followed Piper?s side of the story it was interesting to hear Alex?s. As I listened to this one on audio, narrator Barbara Rosenblat had just the right style for Alex, raspy voiced and self-assured with a kick of humor. Learning how A...

    It's very clear that this could have been told in a one-page article in a magazine. Wolters doesn't have enough to say for a memoir, and this is just filled with descriptions and long "memories" of discussions. There's just nothing here. It didn't need to be a full-length memoir. It's ...

    I've read orange is the new black, watched the series and read this book. I loved it. if you put all the pieces together you get the whole picture. I think some of the reviews people haven't remembered the golden rule of stories. there is always two sides and two versions of every stor...

    Truly obnoxious. I had to force myself through it. She was way to descriptive over everything to the point where the book was ten times longer than it should have been. I remember thinking it was strange that I hadn't seen or heard about this book until stumbling upon it ONCE in the bo...

    Honestly written memoir that was disturbing at times but on the whole, informative and true to life. ...

    Orange is the New Black from "Alex's" point of view. Should have been interesting, but she's so self absorbed it's hard to be sympathetic or even care. Also, this book really needed editing. ...

    It feels like a book about everything EXCEPT what people would have been interested in. Way too much about smuggling logistics (if A brings cash to Paris and B takes it to Jakarta, A flies to Chicago and sends C to Jakarta, then D who flew to Jakarta earlier takes the heroin to Brussel...

    A better title might have been Poor Choices Were Made By All (and other details about pet cats). ...

  • Tracy
    May 08, 2015

    After picking up this book and going in excited about hearing her side of the story, it proved to be more of an ordeal to get through reading than I expected. I know I shouldn't judge someone's life story with such disdain because this tale is what she went through as seen through her ...

    Read as digital ARC. I was very excited to read Out of Orange; I figured it would be like stepping right back into the world of Orange is the New Black. However, I've come to the conclusion that Out of Orange is is missing most of what made Orange is the New Black so interesting for...

    I'm a cat person too but there is WAY too much about her cats in this book. ...

    Having devoured the Piper Kerman memoir which began the Orange Movement, I took it upon myself to devour the Netflix show it spawned. Along the way, I took the time to read the brief piece that Larry Smith coined in response to Kerman's book and the show's portrayal. With the release o...

    Eh. Reads more like a personal journal, in that it's written for the writer, not the reader. The topics of focus were not always that interesting, but were obviously important to the writer. For example, an unusually large amount of words were dedicated to the writer's relationships wi...

    This book was every bit as good as "Orange is the New Black". It was just as suspenseful and gave much more detail about the drug smuggling business from her perspective. The traveling to exotic countries was very interesting and scary. It was also great the way this author's story fil...

    This is not a Piper v. Alex story. Yes, Piper is mentioned, but the book is not about her. This is about Cleary Wolters and her experience from realizing her past life was being played out on Netflix to mainly her life before, during, and after incarceration. She writes beautifully and...

  • Ronda
    Jun 29, 2015

    After picking up this book and going in excited about hearing her side of the story, it proved to be more of an ordeal to get through reading than I expected. I know I shouldn't judge someone's life story with such disdain because this tale is what she went through as seen through her ...

    Read as digital ARC. I was very excited to read Out of Orange; I figured it would be like stepping right back into the world of Orange is the New Black. However, I've come to the conclusion that Out of Orange is is missing most of what made Orange is the New Black so interesting for...

    I'm a cat person too but there is WAY too much about her cats in this book. ...

    Having devoured the Piper Kerman memoir which began the Orange Movement, I took it upon myself to devour the Netflix show it spawned. Along the way, I took the time to read the brief piece that Larry Smith coined in response to Kerman's book and the show's portrayal. With the release o...

    Eh. Reads more like a personal journal, in that it's written for the writer, not the reader. The topics of focus were not always that interesting, but were obviously important to the writer. For example, an unusually large amount of words were dedicated to the writer's relationships wi...

    This book was every bit as good as "Orange is the New Black". It was just as suspenseful and gave much more detail about the drug smuggling business from her perspective. The traveling to exotic countries was very interesting and scary. It was also great the way this author's story fil...

    This is not a Piper v. Alex story. Yes, Piper is mentioned, but the book is not about her. This is about Cleary Wolters and her experience from realizing her past life was being played out on Netflix to mainly her life before, during, and after incarceration. She writes beautifully and...

    The show is much more entertaining than what really happened. The majority of the book is a tell-all about how they smuggled drugs and spent their time getting drunk in other countries. ...

    There was A LOT of talk about her cats in this book. Like, I feel like my takeaway was that Cleary Wolters loves cats. ...

    Our story begins in 2013, with our author/narrator in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the home in which she grew up. She is looking back on the events that shaped much of her adult life. We are then transported back to February 1993, in Paris, as the crazy world of drug smuggling unfolds. We s...

    from kalireads.com: Cleary Wolters finished watching TV with her declining mother. After tucking mom into bed, she went back to the television. Remote in hand, she watched a woman in an orange jumpsuit step out of a van with a familiar pinstripe pillow. She heard the phrases ?lesb...

    This amazing narrative is the story of the real life Alex Vause, a character loosely portrayed by Laura Prepon, on the hit Netflix series, Orange is the New Black. After reading the book, I have to agree with Wolters: she and Vause have little in common other than the fact that they ha...

    As a fan of "Orange is the New Black" show, I was eager to read Cleary Wolters' memoir. It more than held my attention through the back story of how she and her sister became involved in drug smuggling, meeting Piper, the waiting game after the arrest of a colleague, the heart wrenchin...

    I found Out Of Orange to be interesting. Having followed Piper?s side of the story it was interesting to hear Alex?s. As I listened to this one on audio, narrator Barbara Rosenblat had just the right style for Alex, raspy voiced and self-assured with a kick of humor. Learning how A...

    It's very clear that this could have been told in a one-page article in a magazine. Wolters doesn't have enough to say for a memoir, and this is just filled with descriptions and long "memories" of discussions. There's just nothing here. It didn't need to be a full-length memoir. It's ...

    I've read orange is the new black, watched the series and read this book. I loved it. if you put all the pieces together you get the whole picture. I think some of the reviews people haven't remembered the golden rule of stories. there is always two sides and two versions of every stor...

    Truly obnoxious. I had to force myself through it. She was way to descriptive over everything to the point where the book was ten times longer than it should have been. I remember thinking it was strange that I hadn't seen or heard about this book until stumbling upon it ONCE in the bo...

    Honestly written memoir that was disturbing at times but on the whole, informative and true to life. ...

    Orange is the New Black from "Alex's" point of view. Should have been interesting, but she's so self absorbed it's hard to be sympathetic or even care. Also, this book really needed editing. ...

    It feels like a book about everything EXCEPT what people would have been interested in. Way too much about smuggling logistics (if A brings cash to Paris and B takes it to Jakarta, A flies to Chicago and sends C to Jakarta, then D who flew to Jakarta earlier takes the heroin to Brussel...

    A better title might have been Poor Choices Were Made By All (and other details about pet cats). ...

    good read but not gonna be really memorable ...

    I hated getting to the end of Out of Orange! Three days later, I still miss Cleary Wolters, the woman I had come to know through her memoir. I bought this book because I am an OITNB fan, and I've finished Season 3 of the series and have to wait a year for Season 4 - and so I frequen...

    I started this book out of curiosity but I stayed for the brilliant prose and fascinating story. Cleary Wolters has a way with words and her detailed descriptions will pull you in. She is honest about her flaws and faults and with the benefit of hindsight is able to admit to the ir...

    I listened to Barbara Rosenblat read Out of Orange while commuting to and from my last two weeks of school, and gave it 3 stars for the reasons given by 3 Goodreads reviewers: Sheila DeChantal rated it 3 stars "I found Out Of Orange to be interesting. Having followed Piper?s sid...

    I read this after reading Piper Kermans memoir: Orange Is The New Black. As an insanely huge fan of the Netflix Original Series, reading the two memoirs behind this adventurous story was a must for me. I have to say, though biased due to my love for Alex Vause, I found Cleary to be a r...

    Not perhaps the best written or paced telling, but nonetheless a very interesting glimpse into a life that inadvertently set a whole bunch of notable shit into motion for a lot of other people. Cleary Wolters is no George Bailey, but it is interesting to consider how many ripple effect...

  • Terry ~ Huntress of Erudition
    May 10, 2015

    After picking up this book and going in excited about hearing her side of the story, it proved to be more of an ordeal to get through reading than I expected. I know I shouldn't judge someone's life story with such disdain because this tale is what she went through as seen through her ...

    Read as digital ARC. I was very excited to read Out of Orange; I figured it would be like stepping right back into the world of Orange is the New Black. However, I've come to the conclusion that Out of Orange is is missing most of what made Orange is the New Black so interesting for...

    I'm a cat person too but there is WAY too much about her cats in this book. ...

    Having devoured the Piper Kerman memoir which began the Orange Movement, I took it upon myself to devour the Netflix show it spawned. Along the way, I took the time to read the brief piece that Larry Smith coined in response to Kerman's book and the show's portrayal. With the release o...

    Eh. Reads more like a personal journal, in that it's written for the writer, not the reader. The topics of focus were not always that interesting, but were obviously important to the writer. For example, an unusually large amount of words were dedicated to the writer's relationships wi...

    This book was every bit as good as "Orange is the New Black". It was just as suspenseful and gave much more detail about the drug smuggling business from her perspective. The traveling to exotic countries was very interesting and scary. It was also great the way this author's story fil...

  • Susan
    May 05, 2015

    After picking up this book and going in excited about hearing her side of the story, it proved to be more of an ordeal to get through reading than I expected. I know I shouldn't judge someone's life story with such disdain because this tale is what she went through as seen through her ...

    Read as digital ARC. I was very excited to read Out of Orange; I figured it would be like stepping right back into the world of Orange is the New Black. However, I've come to the conclusion that Out of Orange is is missing most of what made Orange is the New Black so interesting for...

    I'm a cat person too but there is WAY too much about her cats in this book. ...

    Having devoured the Piper Kerman memoir which began the Orange Movement, I took it upon myself to devour the Netflix show it spawned. Along the way, I took the time to read the brief piece that Larry Smith coined in response to Kerman's book and the show's portrayal. With the release o...

    Eh. Reads more like a personal journal, in that it's written for the writer, not the reader. The topics of focus were not always that interesting, but were obviously important to the writer. For example, an unusually large amount of words were dedicated to the writer's relationships wi...

    This book was every bit as good as "Orange is the New Black". It was just as suspenseful and gave much more detail about the drug smuggling business from her perspective. The traveling to exotic countries was very interesting and scary. It was also great the way this author's story fil...

    This is not a Piper v. Alex story. Yes, Piper is mentioned, but the book is not about her. This is about Cleary Wolters and her experience from realizing her past life was being played out on Netflix to mainly her life before, during, and after incarceration. She writes beautifully and...

    The show is much more entertaining than what really happened. The majority of the book is a tell-all about how they smuggled drugs and spent their time getting drunk in other countries. ...

    There was A LOT of talk about her cats in this book. Like, I feel like my takeaway was that Cleary Wolters loves cats. ...

    Our story begins in 2013, with our author/narrator in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the home in which she grew up. She is looking back on the events that shaped much of her adult life. We are then transported back to February 1993, in Paris, as the crazy world of drug smuggling unfolds. We s...

    from kalireads.com: Cleary Wolters finished watching TV with her declining mother. After tucking mom into bed, she went back to the television. Remote in hand, she watched a woman in an orange jumpsuit step out of a van with a familiar pinstripe pillow. She heard the phrases ?lesb...

    This amazing narrative is the story of the real life Alex Vause, a character loosely portrayed by Laura Prepon, on the hit Netflix series, Orange is the New Black. After reading the book, I have to agree with Wolters: she and Vause have little in common other than the fact that they ha...

    As a fan of "Orange is the New Black" show, I was eager to read Cleary Wolters' memoir. It more than held my attention through the back story of how she and her sister became involved in drug smuggling, meeting Piper, the waiting game after the arrest of a colleague, the heart wrenchin...

  • Marykay Pogar
    Sep 19, 2015

    After picking up this book and going in excited about hearing her side of the story, it proved to be more of an ordeal to get through reading than I expected. I know I shouldn't judge someone's life story with such disdain because this tale is what she went through as seen through her ...

    Read as digital ARC. I was very excited to read Out of Orange; I figured it would be like stepping right back into the world of Orange is the New Black. However, I've come to the conclusion that Out of Orange is is missing most of what made Orange is the New Black so interesting for...

    I'm a cat person too but there is WAY too much about her cats in this book. ...

    Having devoured the Piper Kerman memoir which began the Orange Movement, I took it upon myself to devour the Netflix show it spawned. Along the way, I took the time to read the brief piece that Larry Smith coined in response to Kerman's book and the show's portrayal. With the release o...

    Eh. Reads more like a personal journal, in that it's written for the writer, not the reader. The topics of focus were not always that interesting, but were obviously important to the writer. For example, an unusually large amount of words were dedicated to the writer's relationships wi...

    This book was every bit as good as "Orange is the New Black". It was just as suspenseful and gave much more detail about the drug smuggling business from her perspective. The traveling to exotic countries was very interesting and scary. It was also great the way this author's story fil...

    This is not a Piper v. Alex story. Yes, Piper is mentioned, but the book is not about her. This is about Cleary Wolters and her experience from realizing her past life was being played out on Netflix to mainly her life before, during, and after incarceration. She writes beautifully and...

    The show is much more entertaining than what really happened. The majority of the book is a tell-all about how they smuggled drugs and spent their time getting drunk in other countries. ...

    There was A LOT of talk about her cats in this book. Like, I feel like my takeaway was that Cleary Wolters loves cats. ...

    Our story begins in 2013, with our author/narrator in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the home in which she grew up. She is looking back on the events that shaped much of her adult life. We are then transported back to February 1993, in Paris, as the crazy world of drug smuggling unfolds. We s...

    from kalireads.com: Cleary Wolters finished watching TV with her declining mother. After tucking mom into bed, she went back to the television. Remote in hand, she watched a woman in an orange jumpsuit step out of a van with a familiar pinstripe pillow. She heard the phrases ?lesb...

    This amazing narrative is the story of the real life Alex Vause, a character loosely portrayed by Laura Prepon, on the hit Netflix series, Orange is the New Black. After reading the book, I have to agree with Wolters: she and Vause have little in common other than the fact that they ha...

    As a fan of "Orange is the New Black" show, I was eager to read Cleary Wolters' memoir. It more than held my attention through the back story of how she and her sister became involved in drug smuggling, meeting Piper, the waiting game after the arrest of a colleague, the heart wrenchin...

    I found Out Of Orange to be interesting. Having followed Piper?s side of the story it was interesting to hear Alex?s. As I listened to this one on audio, narrator Barbara Rosenblat had just the right style for Alex, raspy voiced and self-assured with a kick of humor. Learning how A...

    It's very clear that this could have been told in a one-page article in a magazine. Wolters doesn't have enough to say for a memoir, and this is just filled with descriptions and long "memories" of discussions. There's just nothing here. It didn't need to be a full-length memoir. It's ...

    I've read orange is the new black, watched the series and read this book. I loved it. if you put all the pieces together you get the whole picture. I think some of the reviews people haven't remembered the golden rule of stories. there is always two sides and two versions of every stor...

    Truly obnoxious. I had to force myself through it. She was way to descriptive over everything to the point where the book was ten times longer than it should have been. I remember thinking it was strange that I hadn't seen or heard about this book until stumbling upon it ONCE in the bo...

    Honestly written memoir that was disturbing at times but on the whole, informative and true to life. ...

    Orange is the New Black from "Alex's" point of view. Should have been interesting, but she's so self absorbed it's hard to be sympathetic or even care. Also, this book really needed editing. ...

  • Priscilla Herrington
    Jul 12, 2015

    After picking up this book and going in excited about hearing her side of the story, it proved to be more of an ordeal to get through reading than I expected. I know I shouldn't judge someone's life story with such disdain because this tale is what she went through as seen through her ...

    Read as digital ARC. I was very excited to read Out of Orange; I figured it would be like stepping right back into the world of Orange is the New Black. However, I've come to the conclusion that Out of Orange is is missing most of what made Orange is the New Black so interesting for...

    I'm a cat person too but there is WAY too much about her cats in this book. ...

    Having devoured the Piper Kerman memoir which began the Orange Movement, I took it upon myself to devour the Netflix show it spawned. Along the way, I took the time to read the brief piece that Larry Smith coined in response to Kerman's book and the show's portrayal. With the release o...

    Eh. Reads more like a personal journal, in that it's written for the writer, not the reader. The topics of focus were not always that interesting, but were obviously important to the writer. For example, an unusually large amount of words were dedicated to the writer's relationships wi...

    This book was every bit as good as "Orange is the New Black". It was just as suspenseful and gave much more detail about the drug smuggling business from her perspective. The traveling to exotic countries was very interesting and scary. It was also great the way this author's story fil...

    This is not a Piper v. Alex story. Yes, Piper is mentioned, but the book is not about her. This is about Cleary Wolters and her experience from realizing her past life was being played out on Netflix to mainly her life before, during, and after incarceration. She writes beautifully and...

    The show is much more entertaining than what really happened. The majority of the book is a tell-all about how they smuggled drugs and spent their time getting drunk in other countries. ...

    There was A LOT of talk about her cats in this book. Like, I feel like my takeaway was that Cleary Wolters loves cats. ...

    Our story begins in 2013, with our author/narrator in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the home in which she grew up. She is looking back on the events that shaped much of her adult life. We are then transported back to February 1993, in Paris, as the crazy world of drug smuggling unfolds. We s...

    from kalireads.com: Cleary Wolters finished watching TV with her declining mother. After tucking mom into bed, she went back to the television. Remote in hand, she watched a woman in an orange jumpsuit step out of a van with a familiar pinstripe pillow. She heard the phrases ?lesb...

    This amazing narrative is the story of the real life Alex Vause, a character loosely portrayed by Laura Prepon, on the hit Netflix series, Orange is the New Black. After reading the book, I have to agree with Wolters: she and Vause have little in common other than the fact that they ha...

    As a fan of "Orange is the New Black" show, I was eager to read Cleary Wolters' memoir. It more than held my attention through the back story of how she and her sister became involved in drug smuggling, meeting Piper, the waiting game after the arrest of a colleague, the heart wrenchin...

    I found Out Of Orange to be interesting. Having followed Piper?s side of the story it was interesting to hear Alex?s. As I listened to this one on audio, narrator Barbara Rosenblat had just the right style for Alex, raspy voiced and self-assured with a kick of humor. Learning how A...

    It's very clear that this could have been told in a one-page article in a magazine. Wolters doesn't have enough to say for a memoir, and this is just filled with descriptions and long "memories" of discussions. There's just nothing here. It didn't need to be a full-length memoir. It's ...

    I've read orange is the new black, watched the series and read this book. I loved it. if you put all the pieces together you get the whole picture. I think some of the reviews people haven't remembered the golden rule of stories. there is always two sides and two versions of every stor...

    Truly obnoxious. I had to force myself through it. She was way to descriptive over everything to the point where the book was ten times longer than it should have been. I remember thinking it was strange that I hadn't seen or heard about this book until stumbling upon it ONCE in the bo...

    Honestly written memoir that was disturbing at times but on the whole, informative and true to life. ...

    Orange is the New Black from "Alex's" point of view. Should have been interesting, but she's so self absorbed it's hard to be sympathetic or even care. Also, this book really needed editing. ...

    It feels like a book about everything EXCEPT what people would have been interested in. Way too much about smuggling logistics (if A brings cash to Paris and B takes it to Jakarta, A flies to Chicago and sends C to Jakarta, then D who flew to Jakarta earlier takes the heroin to Brussel...

    A better title might have been Poor Choices Were Made By All (and other details about pet cats). ...

    good read but not gonna be really memorable ...

    I hated getting to the end of Out of Orange! Three days later, I still miss Cleary Wolters, the woman I had come to know through her memoir. I bought this book because I am an OITNB fan, and I've finished Season 3 of the series and have to wait a year for Season 4 - and so I frequen...

  • Archie Lewallen
    Aug 09, 2015

    After picking up this book and going in excited about hearing her side of the story, it proved to be more of an ordeal to get through reading than I expected. I know I shouldn't judge someone's life story with such disdain because this tale is what she went through as seen through her ...

    Read as digital ARC. I was very excited to read Out of Orange; I figured it would be like stepping right back into the world of Orange is the New Black. However, I've come to the conclusion that Out of Orange is is missing most of what made Orange is the New Black so interesting for...

    I'm a cat person too but there is WAY too much about her cats in this book. ...

    Having devoured the Piper Kerman memoir which began the Orange Movement, I took it upon myself to devour the Netflix show it spawned. Along the way, I took the time to read the brief piece that Larry Smith coined in response to Kerman's book and the show's portrayal. With the release o...

    Eh. Reads more like a personal journal, in that it's written for the writer, not the reader. The topics of focus were not always that interesting, but were obviously important to the writer. For example, an unusually large amount of words were dedicated to the writer's relationships wi...

    This book was every bit as good as "Orange is the New Black". It was just as suspenseful and gave much more detail about the drug smuggling business from her perspective. The traveling to exotic countries was very interesting and scary. It was also great the way this author's story fil...

    This is not a Piper v. Alex story. Yes, Piper is mentioned, but the book is not about her. This is about Cleary Wolters and her experience from realizing her past life was being played out on Netflix to mainly her life before, during, and after incarceration. She writes beautifully and...

    The show is much more entertaining than what really happened. The majority of the book is a tell-all about how they smuggled drugs and spent their time getting drunk in other countries. ...

    There was A LOT of talk about her cats in this book. Like, I feel like my takeaway was that Cleary Wolters loves cats. ...

    Our story begins in 2013, with our author/narrator in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the home in which she grew up. She is looking back on the events that shaped much of her adult life. We are then transported back to February 1993, in Paris, as the crazy world of drug smuggling unfolds. We s...

    from kalireads.com: Cleary Wolters finished watching TV with her declining mother. After tucking mom into bed, she went back to the television. Remote in hand, she watched a woman in an orange jumpsuit step out of a van with a familiar pinstripe pillow. She heard the phrases ?lesb...

    This amazing narrative is the story of the real life Alex Vause, a character loosely portrayed by Laura Prepon, on the hit Netflix series, Orange is the New Black. After reading the book, I have to agree with Wolters: she and Vause have little in common other than the fact that they ha...

    As a fan of "Orange is the New Black" show, I was eager to read Cleary Wolters' memoir. It more than held my attention through the back story of how she and her sister became involved in drug smuggling, meeting Piper, the waiting game after the arrest of a colleague, the heart wrenchin...

    I found Out Of Orange to be interesting. Having followed Piper?s side of the story it was interesting to hear Alex?s. As I listened to this one on audio, narrator Barbara Rosenblat had just the right style for Alex, raspy voiced and self-assured with a kick of humor. Learning how A...

    It's very clear that this could have been told in a one-page article in a magazine. Wolters doesn't have enough to say for a memoir, and this is just filled with descriptions and long "memories" of discussions. There's just nothing here. It didn't need to be a full-length memoir. It's ...

    I've read orange is the new black, watched the series and read this book. I loved it. if you put all the pieces together you get the whole picture. I think some of the reviews people haven't remembered the golden rule of stories. there is always two sides and two versions of every stor...

    Truly obnoxious. I had to force myself through it. She was way to descriptive over everything to the point where the book was ten times longer than it should have been. I remember thinking it was strange that I hadn't seen or heard about this book until stumbling upon it ONCE in the bo...

  • Angelique Simonsen
    Mar 29, 2017

    After picking up this book and going in excited about hearing her side of the story, it proved to be more of an ordeal to get through reading than I expected. I know I shouldn't judge someone's life story with such disdain because this tale is what she went through as seen through her ...

    Read as digital ARC. I was very excited to read Out of Orange; I figured it would be like stepping right back into the world of Orange is the New Black. However, I've come to the conclusion that Out of Orange is is missing most of what made Orange is the New Black so interesting for...

    I'm a cat person too but there is WAY too much about her cats in this book. ...

    Having devoured the Piper Kerman memoir which began the Orange Movement, I took it upon myself to devour the Netflix show it spawned. Along the way, I took the time to read the brief piece that Larry Smith coined in response to Kerman's book and the show's portrayal. With the release o...

    Eh. Reads more like a personal journal, in that it's written for the writer, not the reader. The topics of focus were not always that interesting, but were obviously important to the writer. For example, an unusually large amount of words were dedicated to the writer's relationships wi...

    This book was every bit as good as "Orange is the New Black". It was just as suspenseful and gave much more detail about the drug smuggling business from her perspective. The traveling to exotic countries was very interesting and scary. It was also great the way this author's story fil...

    This is not a Piper v. Alex story. Yes, Piper is mentioned, but the book is not about her. This is about Cleary Wolters and her experience from realizing her past life was being played out on Netflix to mainly her life before, during, and after incarceration. She writes beautifully and...

    The show is much more entertaining than what really happened. The majority of the book is a tell-all about how they smuggled drugs and spent their time getting drunk in other countries. ...

    There was A LOT of talk about her cats in this book. Like, I feel like my takeaway was that Cleary Wolters loves cats. ...

    Our story begins in 2013, with our author/narrator in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the home in which she grew up. She is looking back on the events that shaped much of her adult life. We are then transported back to February 1993, in Paris, as the crazy world of drug smuggling unfolds. We s...

    from kalireads.com: Cleary Wolters finished watching TV with her declining mother. After tucking mom into bed, she went back to the television. Remote in hand, she watched a woman in an orange jumpsuit step out of a van with a familiar pinstripe pillow. She heard the phrases ?lesb...

    This amazing narrative is the story of the real life Alex Vause, a character loosely portrayed by Laura Prepon, on the hit Netflix series, Orange is the New Black. After reading the book, I have to agree with Wolters: she and Vause have little in common other than the fact that they ha...

    As a fan of "Orange is the New Black" show, I was eager to read Cleary Wolters' memoir. It more than held my attention through the back story of how she and her sister became involved in drug smuggling, meeting Piper, the waiting game after the arrest of a colleague, the heart wrenchin...

    I found Out Of Orange to be interesting. Having followed Piper?s side of the story it was interesting to hear Alex?s. As I listened to this one on audio, narrator Barbara Rosenblat had just the right style for Alex, raspy voiced and self-assured with a kick of humor. Learning how A...

    It's very clear that this could have been told in a one-page article in a magazine. Wolters doesn't have enough to say for a memoir, and this is just filled with descriptions and long "memories" of discussions. There's just nothing here. It didn't need to be a full-length memoir. It's ...

    I've read orange is the new black, watched the series and read this book. I loved it. if you put all the pieces together you get the whole picture. I think some of the reviews people haven't remembered the golden rule of stories. there is always two sides and two versions of every stor...

    Truly obnoxious. I had to force myself through it. She was way to descriptive over everything to the point where the book was ten times longer than it should have been. I remember thinking it was strange that I hadn't seen or heard about this book until stumbling upon it ONCE in the bo...

    Honestly written memoir that was disturbing at times but on the whole, informative and true to life. ...

    Orange is the New Black from "Alex's" point of view. Should have been interesting, but she's so self absorbed it's hard to be sympathetic or even care. Also, this book really needed editing. ...

    It feels like a book about everything EXCEPT what people would have been interested in. Way too much about smuggling logistics (if A brings cash to Paris and B takes it to Jakarta, A flies to Chicago and sends C to Jakarta, then D who flew to Jakarta earlier takes the heroin to Brussel...

    A better title might have been Poor Choices Were Made By All (and other details about pet cats). ...

    good read but not gonna be really memorable ...

  • Julie Hatch
    May 22, 2015

    After picking up this book and going in excited about hearing her side of the story, it proved to be more of an ordeal to get through reading than I expected. I know I shouldn't judge someone's life story with such disdain because this tale is what she went through as seen through her ...

    Read as digital ARC. I was very excited to read Out of Orange; I figured it would be like stepping right back into the world of Orange is the New Black. However, I've come to the conclusion that Out of Orange is is missing most of what made Orange is the New Black so interesting for...

    I'm a cat person too but there is WAY too much about her cats in this book. ...

    Having devoured the Piper Kerman memoir which began the Orange Movement, I took it upon myself to devour the Netflix show it spawned. Along the way, I took the time to read the brief piece that Larry Smith coined in response to Kerman's book and the show's portrayal. With the release o...

    Eh. Reads more like a personal journal, in that it's written for the writer, not the reader. The topics of focus were not always that interesting, but were obviously important to the writer. For example, an unusually large amount of words were dedicated to the writer's relationships wi...

    This book was every bit as good as "Orange is the New Black". It was just as suspenseful and gave much more detail about the drug smuggling business from her perspective. The traveling to exotic countries was very interesting and scary. It was also great the way this author's story fil...

    This is not a Piper v. Alex story. Yes, Piper is mentioned, but the book is not about her. This is about Cleary Wolters and her experience from realizing her past life was being played out on Netflix to mainly her life before, during, and after incarceration. She writes beautifully and...

    The show is much more entertaining than what really happened. The majority of the book is a tell-all about how they smuggled drugs and spent their time getting drunk in other countries. ...

    There was A LOT of talk about her cats in this book. Like, I feel like my takeaway was that Cleary Wolters loves cats. ...

    Our story begins in 2013, with our author/narrator in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the home in which she grew up. She is looking back on the events that shaped much of her adult life. We are then transported back to February 1993, in Paris, as the crazy world of drug smuggling unfolds. We s...

    from kalireads.com: Cleary Wolters finished watching TV with her declining mother. After tucking mom into bed, she went back to the television. Remote in hand, she watched a woman in an orange jumpsuit step out of a van with a familiar pinstripe pillow. She heard the phrases ?lesb...

    This amazing narrative is the story of the real life Alex Vause, a character loosely portrayed by Laura Prepon, on the hit Netflix series, Orange is the New Black. After reading the book, I have to agree with Wolters: she and Vause have little in common other than the fact that they ha...

    As a fan of "Orange is the New Black" show, I was eager to read Cleary Wolters' memoir. It more than held my attention through the back story of how she and her sister became involved in drug smuggling, meeting Piper, the waiting game after the arrest of a colleague, the heart wrenchin...

    I found Out Of Orange to be interesting. Having followed Piper?s side of the story it was interesting to hear Alex?s. As I listened to this one on audio, narrator Barbara Rosenblat had just the right style for Alex, raspy voiced and self-assured with a kick of humor. Learning how A...

    It's very clear that this could have been told in a one-page article in a magazine. Wolters doesn't have enough to say for a memoir, and this is just filled with descriptions and long "memories" of discussions. There's just nothing here. It didn't need to be a full-length memoir. It's ...

    I've read orange is the new black, watched the series and read this book. I loved it. if you put all the pieces together you get the whole picture. I think some of the reviews people haven't remembered the golden rule of stories. there is always two sides and two versions of every stor...

    Truly obnoxious. I had to force myself through it. She was way to descriptive over everything to the point where the book was ten times longer than it should have been. I remember thinking it was strange that I hadn't seen or heard about this book until stumbling upon it ONCE in the bo...

    Honestly written memoir that was disturbing at times but on the whole, informative and true to life. ...

    Orange is the New Black from "Alex's" point of view. Should have been interesting, but she's so self absorbed it's hard to be sympathetic or even care. Also, this book really needed editing. ...

    It feels like a book about everything EXCEPT what people would have been interested in. Way too much about smuggling logistics (if A brings cash to Paris and B takes it to Jakarta, A flies to Chicago and sends C to Jakarta, then D who flew to Jakarta earlier takes the heroin to Brussel...

    A better title might have been Poor Choices Were Made By All (and other details about pet cats). ...

    good read but not gonna be really memorable ...

    I hated getting to the end of Out of Orange! Three days later, I still miss Cleary Wolters, the woman I had come to know through her memoir. I bought this book because I am an OITNB fan, and I've finished Season 3 of the series and have to wait a year for Season 4 - and so I frequen...

    I started this book out of curiosity but I stayed for the brilliant prose and fascinating story. Cleary Wolters has a way with words and her detailed descriptions will pull you in. She is honest about her flaws and faults and with the benefit of hindsight is able to admit to the ir...

    I listened to Barbara Rosenblat read Out of Orange while commuting to and from my last two weeks of school, and gave it 3 stars for the reasons given by 3 Goodreads reviewers: Sheila DeChantal rated it 3 stars "I found Out Of Orange to be interesting. Having followed Piper?s sid...

    I read this after reading Piper Kermans memoir: Orange Is The New Black. As an insanely huge fan of the Netflix Original Series, reading the two memoirs behind this adventurous story was a must for me. I have to say, though biased due to my love for Alex Vause, I found Cleary to be a r...

    Not perhaps the best written or paced telling, but nonetheless a very interesting glimpse into a life that inadvertently set a whole bunch of notable shit into motion for a lot of other people. Cleary Wolters is no George Bailey, but it is interesting to consider how many ripple effect...

    Stretching myself this year to read more non-fiction. Since I'm fascinated by the stories of women in prison - probably a throw back to a long ago mission trip to Belize? -thought I'd try to learn more of the real truth behind this popular TV series. At least 75% of her story was about...

  • Carina
    Jun 21, 2015

    After picking up this book and going in excited about hearing her side of the story, it proved to be more of an ordeal to get through reading than I expected. I know I shouldn't judge someone's life story with such disdain because this tale is what she went through as seen through her ...

    Read as digital ARC. I was very excited to read Out of Orange; I figured it would be like stepping right back into the world of Orange is the New Black. However, I've come to the conclusion that Out of Orange is is missing most of what made Orange is the New Black so interesting for...

    I'm a cat person too but there is WAY too much about her cats in this book. ...

    Having devoured the Piper Kerman memoir which began the Orange Movement, I took it upon myself to devour the Netflix show it spawned. Along the way, I took the time to read the brief piece that Larry Smith coined in response to Kerman's book and the show's portrayal. With the release o...

    Eh. Reads more like a personal journal, in that it's written for the writer, not the reader. The topics of focus were not always that interesting, but were obviously important to the writer. For example, an unusually large amount of words were dedicated to the writer's relationships wi...

  • Meryl
    May 31, 2015

    After picking up this book and going in excited about hearing her side of the story, it proved to be more of an ordeal to get through reading than I expected. I know I shouldn't judge someone's life story with such disdain because this tale is what she went through as seen through her ...

    Read as digital ARC. I was very excited to read Out of Orange; I figured it would be like stepping right back into the world of Orange is the New Black. However, I've come to the conclusion that Out of Orange is is missing most of what made Orange is the New Black so interesting for...

    I'm a cat person too but there is WAY too much about her cats in this book. ...

    Having devoured the Piper Kerman memoir which began the Orange Movement, I took it upon myself to devour the Netflix show it spawned. Along the way, I took the time to read the brief piece that Larry Smith coined in response to Kerman's book and the show's portrayal. With the release o...

    Eh. Reads more like a personal journal, in that it's written for the writer, not the reader. The topics of focus were not always that interesting, but were obviously important to the writer. For example, an unusually large amount of words were dedicated to the writer's relationships wi...

    This book was every bit as good as "Orange is the New Black". It was just as suspenseful and gave much more detail about the drug smuggling business from her perspective. The traveling to exotic countries was very interesting and scary. It was also great the way this author's story fil...

    This is not a Piper v. Alex story. Yes, Piper is mentioned, but the book is not about her. This is about Cleary Wolters and her experience from realizing her past life was being played out on Netflix to mainly her life before, during, and after incarceration. She writes beautifully and...

    The show is much more entertaining than what really happened. The majority of the book is a tell-all about how they smuggled drugs and spent their time getting drunk in other countries. ...

  • Jenny
    Oct 04, 2015

    After picking up this book and going in excited about hearing her side of the story, it proved to be more of an ordeal to get through reading than I expected. I know I shouldn't judge someone's life story with such disdain because this tale is what she went through as seen through her ...

    Read as digital ARC. I was very excited to read Out of Orange; I figured it would be like stepping right back into the world of Orange is the New Black. However, I've come to the conclusion that Out of Orange is is missing most of what made Orange is the New Black so interesting for...

    I'm a cat person too but there is WAY too much about her cats in this book. ...

    Having devoured the Piper Kerman memoir which began the Orange Movement, I took it upon myself to devour the Netflix show it spawned. Along the way, I took the time to read the brief piece that Larry Smith coined in response to Kerman's book and the show's portrayal. With the release o...

    Eh. Reads more like a personal journal, in that it's written for the writer, not the reader. The topics of focus were not always that interesting, but were obviously important to the writer. For example, an unusually large amount of words were dedicated to the writer's relationships wi...

    This book was every bit as good as "Orange is the New Black". It was just as suspenseful and gave much more detail about the drug smuggling business from her perspective. The traveling to exotic countries was very interesting and scary. It was also great the way this author's story fil...

    This is not a Piper v. Alex story. Yes, Piper is mentioned, but the book is not about her. This is about Cleary Wolters and her experience from realizing her past life was being played out on Netflix to mainly her life before, during, and after incarceration. She writes beautifully and...

    The show is much more entertaining than what really happened. The majority of the book is a tell-all about how they smuggled drugs and spent their time getting drunk in other countries. ...

    There was A LOT of talk about her cats in this book. Like, I feel like my takeaway was that Cleary Wolters loves cats. ...

    Our story begins in 2013, with our author/narrator in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the home in which she grew up. She is looking back on the events that shaped much of her adult life. We are then transported back to February 1993, in Paris, as the crazy world of drug smuggling unfolds. We s...

    from kalireads.com: Cleary Wolters finished watching TV with her declining mother. After tucking mom into bed, she went back to the television. Remote in hand, she watched a woman in an orange jumpsuit step out of a van with a familiar pinstripe pillow. She heard the phrases ?lesb...

    This amazing narrative is the story of the real life Alex Vause, a character loosely portrayed by Laura Prepon, on the hit Netflix series, Orange is the New Black. After reading the book, I have to agree with Wolters: she and Vause have little in common other than the fact that they ha...

  • Amy Davis
    Jan 15, 2016

    After picking up this book and going in excited about hearing her side of the story, it proved to be more of an ordeal to get through reading than I expected. I know I shouldn't judge someone's life story with such disdain because this tale is what she went through as seen through her ...

    Read as digital ARC. I was very excited to read Out of Orange; I figured it would be like stepping right back into the world of Orange is the New Black. However, I've come to the conclusion that Out of Orange is is missing most of what made Orange is the New Black so interesting for...

    I'm a cat person too but there is WAY too much about her cats in this book. ...

    Having devoured the Piper Kerman memoir which began the Orange Movement, I took it upon myself to devour the Netflix show it spawned. Along the way, I took the time to read the brief piece that Larry Smith coined in response to Kerman's book and the show's portrayal. With the release o...

    Eh. Reads more like a personal journal, in that it's written for the writer, not the reader. The topics of focus were not always that interesting, but were obviously important to the writer. For example, an unusually large amount of words were dedicated to the writer's relationships wi...

    This book was every bit as good as "Orange is the New Black". It was just as suspenseful and gave much more detail about the drug smuggling business from her perspective. The traveling to exotic countries was very interesting and scary. It was also great the way this author's story fil...

    This is not a Piper v. Alex story. Yes, Piper is mentioned, but the book is not about her. This is about Cleary Wolters and her experience from realizing her past life was being played out on Netflix to mainly her life before, during, and after incarceration. She writes beautifully and...

    The show is much more entertaining than what really happened. The majority of the book is a tell-all about how they smuggled drugs and spent their time getting drunk in other countries. ...

    There was A LOT of talk about her cats in this book. Like, I feel like my takeaway was that Cleary Wolters loves cats. ...

    Our story begins in 2013, with our author/narrator in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the home in which she grew up. She is looking back on the events that shaped much of her adult life. We are then transported back to February 1993, in Paris, as the crazy world of drug smuggling unfolds. We s...

    from kalireads.com: Cleary Wolters finished watching TV with her declining mother. After tucking mom into bed, she went back to the television. Remote in hand, she watched a woman in an orange jumpsuit step out of a van with a familiar pinstripe pillow. She heard the phrases ?lesb...

    This amazing narrative is the story of the real life Alex Vause, a character loosely portrayed by Laura Prepon, on the hit Netflix series, Orange is the New Black. After reading the book, I have to agree with Wolters: she and Vause have little in common other than the fact that they ha...

    As a fan of "Orange is the New Black" show, I was eager to read Cleary Wolters' memoir. It more than held my attention through the back story of how she and her sister became involved in drug smuggling, meeting Piper, the waiting game after the arrest of a colleague, the heart wrenchin...

    I found Out Of Orange to be interesting. Having followed Piper?s side of the story it was interesting to hear Alex?s. As I listened to this one on audio, narrator Barbara Rosenblat had just the right style for Alex, raspy voiced and self-assured with a kick of humor. Learning how A...

    It's very clear that this could have been told in a one-page article in a magazine. Wolters doesn't have enough to say for a memoir, and this is just filled with descriptions and long "memories" of discussions. There's just nothing here. It didn't need to be a full-length memoir. It's ...

    I've read orange is the new black, watched the series and read this book. I loved it. if you put all the pieces together you get the whole picture. I think some of the reviews people haven't remembered the golden rule of stories. there is always two sides and two versions of every stor...

    Truly obnoxious. I had to force myself through it. She was way to descriptive over everything to the point where the book was ten times longer than it should have been. I remember thinking it was strange that I hadn't seen or heard about this book until stumbling upon it ONCE in the bo...

    Honestly written memoir that was disturbing at times but on the whole, informative and true to life. ...

    Orange is the New Black from "Alex's" point of view. Should have been interesting, but she's so self absorbed it's hard to be sympathetic or even care. Also, this book really needed editing. ...

    It feels like a book about everything EXCEPT what people would have been interested in. Way too much about smuggling logistics (if A brings cash to Paris and B takes it to Jakarta, A flies to Chicago and sends C to Jakarta, then D who flew to Jakarta earlier takes the heroin to Brussel...

    A better title might have been Poor Choices Were Made By All (and other details about pet cats). ...

    good read but not gonna be really memorable ...

    I hated getting to the end of Out of Orange! Three days later, I still miss Cleary Wolters, the woman I had come to know through her memoir. I bought this book because I am an OITNB fan, and I've finished Season 3 of the series and have to wait a year for Season 4 - and so I frequen...

    I started this book out of curiosity but I stayed for the brilliant prose and fascinating story. Cleary Wolters has a way with words and her detailed descriptions will pull you in. She is honest about her flaws and faults and with the benefit of hindsight is able to admit to the ir...

    I listened to Barbara Rosenblat read Out of Orange while commuting to and from my last two weeks of school, and gave it 3 stars for the reasons given by 3 Goodreads reviewers: Sheila DeChantal rated it 3 stars "I found Out Of Orange to be interesting. Having followed Piper?s sid...

    I read this after reading Piper Kermans memoir: Orange Is The New Black. As an insanely huge fan of the Netflix Original Series, reading the two memoirs behind this adventurous story was a must for me. I have to say, though biased due to my love for Alex Vause, I found Cleary to be a r...

    Not perhaps the best written or paced telling, but nonetheless a very interesting glimpse into a life that inadvertently set a whole bunch of notable shit into motion for a lot of other people. Cleary Wolters is no George Bailey, but it is interesting to consider how many ripple effect...

    Stretching myself this year to read more non-fiction. Since I'm fascinated by the stories of women in prison - probably a throw back to a long ago mission trip to Belize? -thought I'd try to learn more of the real truth behind this popular TV series. At least 75% of her story was about...

    I don't quite understand why so many people are hating on this book. Yes, there is a lot of detail about her cats. But 95% of the people who pick up Cleary's book are doing so because she is Piper Kerman's ex-girlfriend. We lesbians love our cats. You knew what this was going into it. ...

    I really like Piper Kerman and Orange Is The New Black so for that reason alone I did enjoy Cleary's side of the story. Although I wished for more details where there wasn't and there could have been less drawn out details where there was. However Cleary did do a good job filling in so...

  • Dana Hetfield
    Mar 16, 2017

    After picking up this book and going in excited about hearing her side of the story, it proved to be more of an ordeal to get through reading than I expected. I know I shouldn't judge someone's life story with such disdain because this tale is what she went through as seen through her ...

    Read as digital ARC. I was very excited to read Out of Orange; I figured it would be like stepping right back into the world of Orange is the New Black. However, I've come to the conclusion that Out of Orange is is missing most of what made Orange is the New Black so interesting for...

    I'm a cat person too but there is WAY too much about her cats in this book. ...

    Having devoured the Piper Kerman memoir which began the Orange Movement, I took it upon myself to devour the Netflix show it spawned. Along the way, I took the time to read the brief piece that Larry Smith coined in response to Kerman's book and the show's portrayal. With the release o...

    Eh. Reads more like a personal journal, in that it's written for the writer, not the reader. The topics of focus were not always that interesting, but were obviously important to the writer. For example, an unusually large amount of words were dedicated to the writer's relationships wi...

    This book was every bit as good as "Orange is the New Black". It was just as suspenseful and gave much more detail about the drug smuggling business from her perspective. The traveling to exotic countries was very interesting and scary. It was also great the way this author's story fil...

    This is not a Piper v. Alex story. Yes, Piper is mentioned, but the book is not about her. This is about Cleary Wolters and her experience from realizing her past life was being played out on Netflix to mainly her life before, during, and after incarceration. She writes beautifully and...

    The show is much more entertaining than what really happened. The majority of the book is a tell-all about how they smuggled drugs and spent their time getting drunk in other countries. ...

    There was A LOT of talk about her cats in this book. Like, I feel like my takeaway was that Cleary Wolters loves cats. ...

    Our story begins in 2013, with our author/narrator in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the home in which she grew up. She is looking back on the events that shaped much of her adult life. We are then transported back to February 1993, in Paris, as the crazy world of drug smuggling unfolds. We s...

    from kalireads.com: Cleary Wolters finished watching TV with her declining mother. After tucking mom into bed, she went back to the television. Remote in hand, she watched a woman in an orange jumpsuit step out of a van with a familiar pinstripe pillow. She heard the phrases ?lesb...

    This amazing narrative is the story of the real life Alex Vause, a character loosely portrayed by Laura Prepon, on the hit Netflix series, Orange is the New Black. After reading the book, I have to agree with Wolters: she and Vause have little in common other than the fact that they ha...

    As a fan of "Orange is the New Black" show, I was eager to read Cleary Wolters' memoir. It more than held my attention through the back story of how she and her sister became involved in drug smuggling, meeting Piper, the waiting game after the arrest of a colleague, the heart wrenchin...

    I found Out Of Orange to be interesting. Having followed Piper?s side of the story it was interesting to hear Alex?s. As I listened to this one on audio, narrator Barbara Rosenblat had just the right style for Alex, raspy voiced and self-assured with a kick of humor. Learning how A...

    It's very clear that this could have been told in a one-page article in a magazine. Wolters doesn't have enough to say for a memoir, and this is just filled with descriptions and long "memories" of discussions. There's just nothing here. It didn't need to be a full-length memoir. It's ...

    I've read orange is the new black, watched the series and read this book. I loved it. if you put all the pieces together you get the whole picture. I think some of the reviews people haven't remembered the golden rule of stories. there is always two sides and two versions of every stor...

    Truly obnoxious. I had to force myself through it. She was way to descriptive over everything to the point where the book was ten times longer than it should have been. I remember thinking it was strange that I hadn't seen or heard about this book until stumbling upon it ONCE in the bo...

    Honestly written memoir that was disturbing at times but on the whole, informative and true to life. ...

    Orange is the New Black from "Alex's" point of view. Should have been interesting, but she's so self absorbed it's hard to be sympathetic or even care. Also, this book really needed editing. ...

    It feels like a book about everything EXCEPT what people would have been interested in. Way too much about smuggling logistics (if A brings cash to Paris and B takes it to Jakarta, A flies to Chicago and sends C to Jakarta, then D who flew to Jakarta earlier takes the heroin to Brussel...

    A better title might have been Poor Choices Were Made By All (and other details about pet cats). ...

    good read but not gonna be really memorable ...

    I hated getting to the end of Out of Orange! Three days later, I still miss Cleary Wolters, the woman I had come to know through her memoir. I bought this book because I am an OITNB fan, and I've finished Season 3 of the series and have to wait a year for Season 4 - and so I frequen...

    I started this book out of curiosity but I stayed for the brilliant prose and fascinating story. Cleary Wolters has a way with words and her detailed descriptions will pull you in. She is honest about her flaws and faults and with the benefit of hindsight is able to admit to the ir...

    I listened to Barbara Rosenblat read Out of Orange while commuting to and from my last two weeks of school, and gave it 3 stars for the reasons given by 3 Goodreads reviewers: Sheila DeChantal rated it 3 stars "I found Out Of Orange to be interesting. Having followed Piper?s sid...

    I read this after reading Piper Kermans memoir: Orange Is The New Black. As an insanely huge fan of the Netflix Original Series, reading the two memoirs behind this adventurous story was a must for me. I have to say, though biased due to my love for Alex Vause, I found Cleary to be a r...