EVEN IF YOU’RE BROKEN: Essays on Sexual Assault and #MeToo

 
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About EVEN IF YOU’RE BROKEN:

**Winner of the GOLD Medal in the 2020 IPPY Book of the Year Awards.**

Read the IPPY-Gold-winning essay collection about sexual assault and society that is “rich in vulnerability and candor.”

How do we make a good life in a world where sexual violence always lurks in the shadows?

Katie Rose Guest Pryal, rape survivor, law professor, and bestselling author, takes on the rapidly changing legal and social landscape of #MeToo and Title IX. Moving from the deeply personal to the socially critical, the essays in this collection are incisive dispatches from survivor territory.

In these fiery essays, Pryal documents reporting her rape to a university Title IX office, in grim, yet hilarious, detail. She turns her law-trained eye to the Bill Cosby case and the musician Kesha’s struggle to break free of her recording contract because of alleged abuse by her producer. This book is for survivors, those who love them, and those who want to make the world a better place for them. These stories strip away shame. They burn off fear. They lay bare the injustices survivors face and how we can fight them. Best of all, Pryal shows how she has fought those injustices herself—and by showing us, she inspires us to do the same.

“Against the contemporary backdrop of the #MeToo movement and Title IX, Pryal’s book takes a significant place in the discussion, demanding to be seen and heard, giving a voice to survivors whose bravery is often overlooked just because they are silent.” –BookTrib Magazine

“Rich in vulnerability and candor, Pryal’s evocative essays remind us that the survivor journey is far from linear, and that there is power and beauty in our imperfect journey.” -Andrea Pino, co-author of We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out

 

Praise for EVEN IF YOU’RE BROKEN:

“Against the contemporary backdrop of the #MeToo movement and Title IX, Pryal’s book takes a significant place in the discussion, demanding to be seen and heard, giving a voice to survivors whose bravery is often overlooked just because they are silent.” –BookTrib Magazine

“Rich in vulnerability and candor, Pryal’s evocative essays remind us that the survivor journey is far from linear, and that there is power and beauty in our imperfect journey.” -Andrea Pino, co-author of We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out 

“Pryal deftly sews together a patchwork quilt of stories, raw emotion, and insights that will touch every reader.” Washington Post bestselling author Kelly Harms

“A harrowing, necessary, and beautiful book on consequences of the rampant sexual violence in our culture and a meditation on what it means to survive.” -Kelly J. Baker, award-winning author of Sexism Ed: Essays on Gender and Labor in Academia

“Pryal deftly unpacks the way both individuals and institutions fail survivors—and clearly explains how we can all do better.” -Bestselling author Camille Pagán

 

Book Information:

  • Author: Katie Rose Guest Pryal
  • Title: Even If You’re Broken: Essays on Sexual Assault and #MeToo
  • Publication Date: November 2019
  • Page Count: 224 (paper)
  • ISBN Paper: 978-1-947834-42-2, Ebook: 978-1-947834-43-9
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