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

 

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About EVEN IF YOU’RE BROKEN:

From the bestselling author of Life of the Mind Interrupted comes an essay collection “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.

“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 Katie Rose Guest Pryal’s Nonfiction:

“Katie Rose Guest Pryal is one of the foremost writers of disability and higher education we have today.” –Catherine J. Prendergast, author of Buying into English: Language and Investment in the New Capitalist World

“These thoughtfully chosen and arranged essays grapple with issues relevant to disabled students and scholars as well as those who would be allies. With a particular focus on mental illness and other forms of invisible disability, Pryal calls on us to do much, much better.” -Kecia Ali, author of Sexual Ethics and Islam: Feminist Reflections on Qur’an, Hadith, and Jurisprudence

“Pryal’s wit and humor shine through even as she tackles harrowing subjects, like living with depression and suicide. She shows us how important it is to make academia, and our world, more accessible for everyone. … This is not a book to miss.” -Kelly J. Baker, award-winning author of Sexism Ed: Essays on Gender and Labor in Higher Education

“Ultimately, Pryal’s becomes both a cautionary tale and a beacon of hope for frustrated academics in similar positions. The Freelance Academic traces a path out of traditional academia with grace and humor.” Foreword Reviews

“A roadmap that’s as practical as it is hopeful.” -Bestselling author Camille Pagán for Booktrib Magazine

“So many academics—current, former, and struggling—will see themselves in Pryal’s story. I hope just as many see all of the possibilities she enumerates, and understand, as she does, that the passions and talents that draw us to the university in the first place are often best used outside it.” -Rebecca Schuman, author of Schadenfreude, A Love Story

“With candor and vulnerability, Pryal shares her own experiences and hard-fought wisdom to make a compelling case for a rewarding professional life beyond the walls of traditional academia. And best of all—she’ll show you how.” -Amy Impellizzeri, award-winning novelist and author of Lawyer Interrupted: Successfully Transitioning from the Practice of Law–and Back Again

“A new, necessary book.” -Catherine J. Prendergast, author of Buying into English: Language and Investment in the New Capitalist World

 

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