Yeah I have already watched Season 1, my brother got me into it. He assured me that it's the kind of show I would enjoy. But all of a sudden the other day I had the urge to read the book, with all of the hype for Season 2 I just felt that it might enhance the new episodes if I had read the story as Piper Kerman intended it to be told.
There are seven directors listed on IMDB and I am pretty sure only three of them are women. Out of the ten writers listed seven of them are women which are better stats and I am so glad the woman whose experience is being translated for entertainment has been on the writing staff for every episode.
I am not going to tell you anything, I am not going to be a spoiler but here is an article that talks about the real story; 5 Key Differences Between ‘Orange Is The New Black’ And The Reality That It Was Based Upon.
The Actress & The Imprisoned / Writer
If you don't have Netflix give the book a try, if Orange is the New Black then books are the new magazines! :)