Author(s): Jeannie VANASCO
Precipitated by the #MeToo movement, Jeannie confronts her rapist for closure - an incredibly moving memoir for our times. Things We Didn't Talk About When I Was a Girl is a memoir about Jeannie Vanasco's friendship with the man who sexually assaulted her fifteen years ago when they were nineteen years old. With the election of Trump and the rise of the #MeToo movement, recurrent nightmares of the incident that plagued her as a girl have returned. As a means of processing her conflicted feelings, she resolves to face her trauma head-on. Through interviews with the perpetrator - transcripts of which are included in the book - and wide-ranging research, Jeannie's compelling memoir explores how the incident impacted both of their lives, while examining the culture and language surrounding sexual assault and rape. Things We Didn't Talk About When I Was a Girl is a necessary contribution to the #MeToo discussion and a springboard for other women to share their stories. AUTHOR: Jeannie Vanasco is the highly acclaimed author of My Father's Glass Eye. Her writing has appeared in the Times Literary Supplement, The New York Times, and the New Yorker. She lives in Baltimore where she is an Assistant Professor of English at Towson University.