Thank you to http://optais-amme.tumblr.com/ for pointing this out to me! A very long read that compares many different aspects of the show to reality. Props to the writer that put this together as well.
Have you seen this? It’s Piper Kerman’s actual Amazon wishlist from when she went to prison, as posted on her website from back then, “The Pipebomb.” http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/E0OR40S1PYQ2/ref=cm_aya_wl/104-9816990-6352754
Thanks for the submission! Bitch magazine once linked to it in a writeup they did on the show as well
Here are a few more ‘IRL’ things that are OITNB related
The Pipebomb (the blog you mentioned): http://booksofoitnb.tumblr.com/post/57865218099/the-pipebomb
An article by the real Larry: http://booksofoitnb.tumblr.com/post/56432512622/modern-love-a-life-to-live-this-side-of-the-bars
That’s Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. It’s part of a series and the latest one just came out last month!
Fraidyzoo by Thyra Heder gets a mention in Ep.13 of season 2.
I’ll publish both the submissions for this one - I have been such a fail on the children’s book references!!!
I’m surprised this hasn’t shown up here yet: in the wonderful little scene in Season 2, Episode 13 where Ruiz’s quiet boyfriend shows up and is talking up a storm to their baby (as he was told to!), he mentions that “we read that book Fraidyzoo.” That’s this book, by Thyra Heder. I’d love to know how he chose that book (it is mighty cute!).
OMG they totally do! Good eye! Here it is:
hi i was recently binge-watching oitnb and i saw this! i think you missed it out :-) really love your blog, it’s a wonderful idea!!
Yes, you’re right! They also poked fun at the insanely private author on The Simpsons!
Season 2 episode 9. Right at the end when Tastee gives heroin to Nicky, Poussey is reading ‘State of Wonder’ by Anne Patchet.
It’s about a female scientist who looks for her former mentor, a doctor who has gone rogue while doing research in a remote part of the Amazon. Like a genderswapped ‘Heart of Darkness’.
Thank you so much for this submission. It’s a really good one! Here’s the scene:
Thank you!!! I’ll add both your submissions to the list!
Thank you Vulture reader for reminding me that Caputo was featured in the first issue of the Big House Bugle (RIP). Caputo’s favourite books (that you can semi make out in this screenshot) are:
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
The Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
Who Moved my Cheese? - Dr Spencer Johnson
That’s all I can positively ID for now. Shout out to Vulture commentator KatieK for noticing this
Fischer’s favourite books can be found here