Really Cool Women\'s Book Club

Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman at Lori’s house on March 7th February 10, 2012

Filed under: Books — Susan @ 9:29 pm

With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years ago. But that past has caught up with her. Convicted and sentenced to fifteen months at the infamous federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, the well-heeled Smith College alumna is now inmate #11187-424—one of the millions of women who disappear “down the rabbit hole” of the American penal system. From her first strip search to her final release, Kerman learns to navigate this strange world with its strictly enforced codes of behavior and arbitrary rules, where the uneasy relationship between prisoner and jailer is constantly and unpredictably recalibrated. She meets women from all walks of life, who surprise her with small tokens of generosity, hard words of wisdom, and simple acts of acceptance. Heartbreaking, hilarious, and at times enraging, Kerman’s story offers a rare look into the lives of women in prison—why it is we lock so many away and what happens to them when they’re there

 

January 25th, 2012 at Heidi’s house. The Rector and the Robue by W.A. Swanberg

Filed under: Past Meetings — Susan @ 9:26 pm

Cool Women in Attendance:

Heidi, Marci, Karen, JoLynne

Menu

Something yummy made by Rich?

Memorable Moments

I missed this meeting. Darn!

 

The Rector and the Rogue by W.A. Swanberg at Heidi’s house on January 25th

Filed under: Books — Susan @ 9:21 pm

This book details the intricate and extensive practical joke played in the late 1800’s on a New York priest by the mysterious “Gentleman Joe.” The writer clearly revels in the intelligence and creativity of the prank, and his style is well matched to the subject. My only complaint is that some of the background history gets a bit too involved, distracting from the main story. This is a good book for anyone plotting a creative joke or revenge…I’d not try it at home, but it’s good for inspiration.

 

December 14th, 2011 at Danda’s house. In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson

Filed under: Past Meetings — Susan @ 9:15 pm

Cool Women in attendance:

Danda, Susan, Marci, Heidi, Karen

Menu

Something luscious

Memorable Moments

Again, I am tardy with posting!

 

November 2nd, 2011 at Carmons hosted by Susie. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg

Filed under: Past Meetings — Susan @ 9:11 pm

Cool Women in Attendance:

Susan, Marci, Heidi, Danda, Karen, Lori

Menu

Yumminess!

Memorable Moments

Sorry guys-waited to long to post to remember