Things We Didn’t Talk About When I Was a Girl by Jeannie Vanasco


Things We Didn’t Talk About When I Was a Girl by Jeannie Vanasco

"While home after her second year of college, at a party, Vanasco was sexually assaulted by her childhood best friend. Years Later, she got him to agree to an interview with her, in an attempt to find out how someone who seemed like such a good person could do such a terrible thing. This book is a powerful, fascinating and necessary contribution to the #metoo conversation, and I can’t recommend it highly enough."

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ISBN: 9781947793453
Availability: Special Order
Published: Tin House Books - October 1st, 2019

"Such a confrontation is bold, unsettling and timely. (Vanasco) wanted to find out how a person who hurts others talks to himself about his actions. If we are ever going to reduce sexual violence, it's a critically important question." --Laurie Halse Anderson in TIME


"It's hard to overstate the importance of this gorgeous, harrowing, heartbreaking book . . . Vanasco is whip-smart and tender, open and ruthless; she is the perfect guide through the minefield of her trauma, and ours." --Carmen Maria Machado in Bustle


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