This is Piper Kerman's story. It says right in the subtitle, "My Year in a Women's Prison," so it's not just a year, it's hers. And yes, she is from a different cultural and socio-economic background than the vast majority of her fellow inmates at Danbury. Kerman is educated, white, and has tons of amazing friends whom she can't stop talking about. As a result of all these things, her prison experience isn't half bad. There are foot rubs, birthday parties, and even cheesecake. It's like The Golden Girls go to prison.