Jeannie Vanasco - Things We Didn't Talk about When I Was a Girl: A Memoir — in conversation with Rachel Louise Snyder

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Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Fourteen years after a man she considered a close friend raped her, Vanasco contacted him to ask why. Chronicling their conversations in her unflinching new memoir, Vanasco, author of The Glass Eye, takes #MeToo into new territory. Recording both her own experience of the rape and its aftermath and those of her attacker, she grapples with the question of how a basically good person can commit an act of horrible violence, explores the language of sexual assault to gain insight into the act and how society can better prevent it, and pays tribute to the female friendships that helped her survive this nightmare.


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Non Fiction
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ISBN: 9781947793453
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Published: Tin House Books - October 1st, 2019

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