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Helpful votes received on reviews: 80% (12 of 15)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 5,857 - Total Helpful Votes: 12 of 15
Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Pris&hellip by Piper Kerman
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Piper's account of her year spent in prison was thought provoking and peaked my interest in following up with learning more about the incarceration system in the US. Although a memoir, the book's focus is actually more on the absurd and tragic consequences of mandatory minimum sentencing and the complete disregard for human life created by the prison complex, rather than one person's story.

Her experience focuses on a minimum security prison, where it appears that incarceration is largely useless, punitive and creates complex social challenges, as there is no consideration to rehabilitation and support. The criticism of the book I have read largely revolve around her being a… Read more
Keep The Change: A Clueless Tipper's Quest to Beco&hellip by Steve Dublanica
This book and general topic had great potential. Many of the points the author makes are very valid, providing an opportunity to consider tipping culture in various service based settings.

However, the book missed the mark - there are way to many over generalizations, which are simply put superficial, baseless and blatantly offensive / discriminatory. Dublanica's tongue and cheek approach is admittedly humorous at times, but sadly the books goes into territory of plain and simple ignorance on multiple occasions.

The book had great potential - Dublanica is a witty and engaging writer. However, this was simply offensive too many times.
Lolita Effect, The by M Gigi Durham
Lolita Effect, The by M Gigi Durham
Durham provides a great body of work in the Lolita Effect. She has an excellent and accessible manner in writing. Her is well researched, offering an excellent source of materials to follow up with on similar topics. This book reads easily. Highly recommended!