Consent: A Memoir of Unwanted Attention

Consent: A Memoir of Unwanted Attention

In this "compelling and disturbing" true story (Rebecca Traister), a young woman's toxic mentor develops a dark, stalking obsession that disrupts her career -- and her peace of mind. Donna Freitas has lived two lives. In one life, she is a well-published author and respected scholar who has traveled around the country speaking about Title IX, consent, religion, and sex on...

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Title:Consent: A Memoir of Unwanted Attention
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  • Steff Pasciuti
    Consent by Donna Freitas is a rough book to read. Detailing the account of a young woman pursuing a PhD in her early twenties as she is subjected to the unwanted attentions of a Professor in her program. It is a very personal story to the author and yet it is a story that, while some pieces are chan...
  • Emerald Stacy
    While not a fun read, this book is incredibly powerful. The author finds her voice to speak her truth, including the self doubt that comes from long term gaslighting. Absolutely incredible....
  • Anita Pomerantz
    Consent is a brilliantly rendered memoir authored by a woman, Donna Freitas, who dreamed of being a professor. Unfortunately, she encountered a huge hurdle to realizing her dreams when a professor, a priest no less, became obsessed with her. Let’s just say that the most compelling part of this ...
  • Scott
    "He wouldn't let up." -- page 140, the start of chapter 11At the risk of sounding like 'virtue signaling,' Consent is the first book in awhile to really provoke anger in me. Although Freitas' blunt memoir details the disruptive experiences that have caused her much anguish, her undeniable skill as a...
  • Jenna Bookish
    My thanks to Little, Brown and Company for sending me an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and are not influenced by the publisher.Consentwas a difficult read in some respects; it was difficult to see the author recount her trauma, but more than that...
  • Robert Sheard
    If you need another memoir of sexual harassment to make you resent even more what university culture and the Catholic Church have done to women over the years, this is the one to get your blood boiling. You'll spend much of the second half of the book shaking your head in disbelief at what Freitas's...
  • Erin
    Thanks to Netgalley and Little, Brown &Company for a digital galley in exchange for an honest review. This is the type of non fiction that can be really difficult to rate. The author, Donna Freitas is detailing the lengthy pursuit of a stalker during her grad school time at Georgetown University. T...
  • Rae
    Read this review and others on my blog: https://thriftybibliophile.comConsent: A Memoir of Unwanted Attention by Donna Freitas is Donna’s account of the stalking and unwanted attention she faced as a graduate in college.Donna is a well-published author, a scholar, and knowledgeable in her field...

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