Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino Is Planning to Pen a Prison Tell-All

Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino is ready to turn a bad situation good. According to reports, Sorrentino, who is currently serving an 8-month prison stint for tax evasion is planning on becoming the next Piper Kerman. Kerman’s book Orange is the New Black, inspired the hit Netflix series of the same name. She served 13 months of a 15-month sentence for on felony money laundering and drug trafficking charges. While behind bars she took notes and later penned a tell-all book. Sorrentino seems to be planning to do the same, according to Radar.

Will Mike pen the book himself?

It is unlikely that Sorrentino, 36, will be writing the book on his own. According to sources, the currently incarcerated reality star is taking notes and jotting down what happens day-to-day in a dairy. Once he’s let out of jail, he’ll begin the process of finding a ghostwriter.

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Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images)

While the book is likely to center around his prison sentence and his time behind bars, sources claim that the book won’t be depressing or dark. In fact, Sorrentino is dedicated to ensuring whatever he publishes offers an uplifting message.

Where is Sorrentino serving his prison sentence?

Sorrentino is serving his 8-month prison sentence at FCI Otisville, a medium security prison about 2-hours north of New York City. While Sorrentino just reported for his term in January, he already has a release date set. According to Us Magazine, he will be a free man on September 13, 2019. The reality star will be on probation for two years after he is released from prison, and any infraction will send him right back to the clink.

Sorrentino plans to work hard to ensure that doesn’t happen. He remains committed to his sobriety and reconnecting with his friends and wife once he gets out. According to reports, his mood remains stable even while locked up, likely thanks to regular visits from his wife Lauren and his Jersey Shore castmates.

How did Sorrentino clean up his act?

While Sorrentino is known for his hard-partying ways on Jersey Shore, he’s much more lowkey these days.  Sorrentino reconnected with his college sweetheart, spent time in rehab twice, and found spirituality. Instead of hitting the club three times a week, Sorrentino attends meetings for his substance abuse issues. Now sober for over three years, he isn’t about to let his guard down; Sorrentino insists he has something to prove, according to People.

The Situation, for his part, largely credits Lauren Pesce, his wife, with helping him navigate the ups and downs of stardom. In a candid interview with People, Pesce noted that she met Sorrentino long before he became famous, so she was given the opportunity to know him at his very core. That intimate knowledge of the reality show rebel has allowed her to help him.

Pesce is no stranger to addiction, in 2013 she lost her younger brother, Christopher to a drug overdose. Before Sorrentino reported to prison, he and Pesce met with Tyler Henry, clairvoyant to the stars, to find closure. Lauren’s brother came through with a message.