All The Wildest Things Anna Delvey Has Said About Life In Prison

by Stephanie Maida · February 16, 2021

    You would think that after countless headlines, a grand larceny conviction, a court order to repay hundreds of thousands of dollars, and, oh yeah, four years behind bars, Anna "Delvey" would show some remorse. But in her first official interview as a newly-free woman, the notorious "Soho Grifter" seems as shameless as ever - and we can't say it's not kind of amazing.

    Speaking to Insider (during her particularly lavish weekend back in NYC), Anna shared some of her firsthand insights from inside the clink and, well, they're something: 

    "It's about who you know. It's kind of like the scene in New York, but amplified. Because if you know the right officers, they're going to get you the right job. And so I had a job in a gym because I just wanted to work out when no one else would go. And they give it to me. It's all about who you know and what people think of you."

    "I have to deal with the consequences of my actions, yeah. But to just sit around and just think about everything I've done — it's not going to have changed it. I don't know. It would be a huge waste of my time."

    "What I did have the time to reflect on was the criminal justice system — how pointless it is."

    However, this isn't the first time she's given the public an account of her life behind bars. While in prison, Anna also published a few blog posts about her experience. In her "Anna Delvey Diaries," she wrote such gems as:

    "Being in prison mostly feels like extended quarantining, only with a bunch of murderers, and we still can get our hair done."

    "It will forever stay in my memory how, due to some interruption in the food supply chain, they took the liberty of replacing vegan French dressing with a regular blue cheese one. Like having to settle for non-organic mixed greens and broccoli wasn't punishment enough."

    "I survived the hours of uncertainty when they floated the possibility that cocoa butter may never be getting delivered to our commissary again. It wouldn't be fair to people with shea butter allergy/aversion, pretty much the only alternative available. In fact, it would almost amount to discrimination, and we all know what happens to those who violate local inclusion and diversity guidelines. They are never to be seen again. So, cocoa butter is back in the game."

    "I made my own nut mylks, grew my herb garden, and tested every organic produce supplier that would deliver here. And if I'm not a better person now than I used to be couple months ago, I definitely am a thinner, and an inch and a half taller one. Can someone google and let me know if it's permanent or will I have to continue to stretch for two hours every day to maintain?"

    Captivating, to say the least. And if you happen to be interested in reading more of her takes, you're in luck. As she told Insider, she's apparently working on a book "similar" to the pieces she's posted on her website. Until then, you can always hold yourself over with her consistent stream of colorful Tweets.