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Things We Didn't Talk About When I Was a Girl 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 Tin House Books, October 2019 and The Glass Eye Tin House Books, October 2017 Her writing has appeared in The Believer, NewYorker.com, The New York Times Modern Love section, the Times Literary Supplement, Tin House, and elsewhere Born and raised in Sandusky, Ohio, she now lives in Balti and teache



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

  1. 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 know Here s a link to my TIME review


  2. says:

    Oof I suspected this would be great but it packs of 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 bo


  3. 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,


  4. 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


  5. 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


  6. says:

    Things We Didn t Talk about When I was a Girl by Jeannie Vanasco details her sexual assault victimization and the aftermath The memoir is quite insightful and provides many interesting observations when it comes to victims, society and those that do wrong Fourteen years after a sexual assault incident, Jeannie Vanasco reestablishes contact wi


  7. 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, the execution is


  8. says:

    TW rape and sexual assault Due to the nature of this book, I don t want to write anything negative about the subject matter I feel, it was a different and unique way to write life events The only thing I struggled with was the length of the book.


  9. says:

    Wowza I ve never read anything like Things We Didn t Talk About When I Was a Girl before It s a fascinating look into the mind of a nice guy who rapes a friend, how that particular kind of betrayal is processed by both the victim and the perpetrator, and the complications of writing about it It s so rare to get the perspective of the perpetrator, and the result here


  10. says:

    I wish I could give this book ten stars, but even then it still wouldn t do it justice This is such an important book that applies to all women and girls, whether or not we have been assaulted The need to apologize, to think about others first before ourselves, to downplay violent crime, and to continue to contact rapists after they have violated trust in the most inhumane


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