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Things We Didn't Talk About When I Was a Girl: A Memoir Jeannie Vanasco Has Had The Same Nightmare Since She Was A Teenager She Startles Awake, Saying His Name It Is Always About Him One Of Her Closest High School Friends, A Boy Named Mark A Boy Who Raped HerWhen Her Nightmares Worsen, Jeannie Decides After Fourteen Years Of Silence To Reach Out To Mark He Agrees To Talk On The Record And Meet In Person It S The Least I Can Do, He SaysJeannie Details Her Friendship With Mark Before And After The Assault, Asking The Brave And Urgent Question Is It Possible For A Good Person To Commit A Terrible Act Jeannie Interviews Mark, Exploring How Rape Has Impacted His Life As Well As Her Own She Examines The Language Surrounding Sexual Assault And Pushes Against Its Confines, Contributing To And Deepening The MeToo DiscussionExacting And Courageous, Things We Didn T Talk About When I Was A Girl Is Part Memoir, Part True Crime Record, And Part Testament To The Strength Of Female Friendships A Recounting And Reckoning That Will Inspire Us To Ask Harder Questions And Interrogate Our Biases Jeannie Vanasco Examines And Dismantles Long Held Myths Of Victimhood, Discovering Grace And Power In This Genre Bending Investigation Into The Trauma Of Sexual Violence


About the Author: Jeannie Vanasco

Jeannie Vanasco is the author of the memoirs Things We Didn t Talk About When I Was a Girl 2019 and The Glass Eye 2017 Both books are published by Tin House Books in the US and Duckworth Books in the UK Things We Didn t Talk About When I Was a Girl a New York Times Editors Choice, a Kirkus Best Book of the Year, and a TIME magazine Must Read Book of 2019 explores Vanasco s former friendship with the man who raped her In its starred review, Kirkus called the memoir an extraordinarily brave work of self and cultural reflection The Glass Eye honored as an Indie Next selection and an Indies Introduce selection by the American Booksellers Association explores her grief for her dad and his grief for his dead daughter, Jeanne The New York Times Book Review praised The Glass Eye as hypnotica haunting exploration of perception, memory, and the complexities of grief Vanasco s writing has appeared in The Believer, the New York Times , NewYorker.com, the Times Literary Supplement, and elsewhere Born and raised in Sandusky, Ohio, she now lives in Balti and is an assistant professor of English at Towson University She is currently working on an essay collection.



10 thoughts on “Things We Didn't Talk About When I Was a Girl: A Memoir

  1. says:

    We used to be friends. As you may have heard, this book is about the author, Jeannie Vanasco, interviewing the man and former friend who raped her when they were teenagers After years of nightmares and trying to escape her past, Vanasco decided instead to confront it To seek the answers she has needed


  2. says:

    4.5 starsI got to review Jeannie Vanasco s memoir about confronting her rapist who had been a close friend fourteen years after he assaulted her Thoughtful, provocative, and raw you want to read this one.Want to knowHere s a link to my TIME review 4.5 starsI got to review Jeannie Vanasco s memoir about confront


  3. says:

    Oof I suspected this would be great but it packsof a punch than I even expected Vanasco, a woman in her early 30s and teacher of memoir writing at a university, decides to get back in touch with her rapist, a guy she was close friends with as a teenager until he assaulted her at a party when she was 19 The book then ch


  4. says:

    I doubt I m the only woman sexually assaulted by a friend and confused about her feelings Wow This is one powerful read.Heavy content warnings for rape and sexual assault.15 years ago, Jeannie Vanasco was raped by a close friend In this memoir, she explores how that incident affected her then, affects her now, and in a move th


  5. says:

    Update I decided to change this to two stars from one It deserves at least an additional star for the act of doing this at all, what it took emotionally to be able to write anything down, let alone interviewing and seeing her rapist, someone who was a good friend and betrayed that relationship.First brave topic and approach However, t


  6. says:

    I finished Things We Didn t Talk About When I Was A Girl, a memoir about sexual assault rape where the author contacts and interviews her former friend who assaulted her 14 years prior It s a powerful story of friendship, betrayal, gender, sexual assault, forgiveness but mostly about the performance of gender for good and ill Mark is not rede


  7. says:

    DNF at 22% I don t remember how I encountered this book, but I want to say that it was a books similar to recommendation from my library after reading Not That Bad Dispatches from Rape Culture So I added it, and then waited for ages on hold for it and now I ve read less than a quarter of it, which has taken me four days already, and I m returning it


  8. says:

    Wow This was an extremely heavy book Jeannie Vanasco wrote a memoir about how she was raped by one of her best friends when she was nineteen and now in her thirties gets back in contact to interview him about what happened The book is unlike anything I ve ever read before It shows all of the complicated and conflicting feelings that can come after a sexual a


  9. says:

    5 big huge giant stars for this memoir I ve not read anything like this before I loved her style, transparency, honesty, and heartfelt true emotion in this Transcribing conversations with her perpetrator was smart, but then analyzing her own behavior in each interaction after transcription was genius If you or anybody you know has experienced sexual assault or a con


  10. says:

    The premise of this memoir was very original, and for me, that s what made it a compelling read How the story was related to the reader didn t totally work for me and seemed very repetitive, but I still really appreciated what the author was trying to do Jeannie was sexually assaulted by some legal definitions she was raped by a good friend of hers, aka Mark, when she was 1


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