Out of Orange - Cleary Wolters

Out of Orange

By Cleary Wolters

  • Release Date: 2015-05-05
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 28 Ratings


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 acclaimed and wildly popular Netflix show based on Piper Kerman’s sensational #1 New York Times bestseller. Now, Catherine Cleary Wolters—the inspiration for Alex Vause, Piper’s ex-girlfriend, friend, and sometimes-romantic partner on the show—tells her true story, offering details and insights that fill in the blanks, set the record straight, and answer common fan questions.

An insightful, frustrating, heartbreaking, and uplifting analysis of crime and punishment in our times, Out of Orange is an intimate look at international drug crime—a seemingly glamorous lifestyle that dazzles unsuspecting young women and eventually leads them to the seedy world of prison. Told by a woman originally thrust into the spotlight without her permission—Wolters learned about Piper’s memoir in the media—Out of Orange chronicles Wolter’s time in the drug trade, her incarceration, her friendships and acquaintances with odd cellmates, her two marriages, and her complicated relationship with Piper. But Wolters is not solely defined by her past; she also reflects on her life and the person she is today.

Filled with colorful characters, fascinating tales, painful sobering lessons, and hard-earned wisdom, Out of Orange is sure to be provocative, entertaining, and ultimately inspiring.


  • Out Of Orange

    By Histring
    I enjoyed the courage, strength, kindness and gracious demonstrations of character dealing with wrong decisions and consequences that resulted from the choices made. I would have loved meeting your dad and Patches. Very nicely done. Thank you for sharing.
  • Great story...

    By sfreitas.haley
    Cleary Wolters writes about her experience in prison on the curtails of OITNB. It is interesting to watch the series after reading Kerman and Wolters books. In every story, there are two sides. Wolters shares her side. It is admirable the work you are doing for the men and women who are incarcerated. Bravo.
  • Wolters truly hits this one out of the park!

    By Msugrl33
    I can't tell how much I loved this book. Wolters truly makes herself totally vulnerable in this book which I'm sure was a tough task. She is able to do things many authors cannot do. She truly takes you to the places and you visualize what is happening. It's as if you can see it happening right in front of you. Bravo to Ms. Wolters on a successful book and thank you for sharing your story.