Denial by Jessica Stern
A Memoir of Terror

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Denial is one of the most important books I have read in a decade....Brave, life-changing, and gripping as a thriller….A tour de force.”
—Naomi Wolf


One of the world’s foremost experts on terrorism and post-traumatic stress disorder, Jessica Stern has subtitled her book Denial, “A Memoir of Terror.” A brave and astonishingly frank examination of her own unsolved rape at the age of fifteen, Denial investigates how the rape and its aftermath came to shape Stern’s future and her work. The author of the New York Times Notable Book Terror in the Name of God, Jessica Stern brilliantly explores the nature of evil in an extraordinary volume that Louise Richardson, author of What Terrorists Want, calls, “Memorable, powerful and deeply courageous…a riveting read.”


About Jessica Stern

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Jessica Stern lectures on terrorism and is a member of the Hoover Institution Task Force on National Security and Law. She holds a doctorate in public policy from Harvard. She served as a staff member at the National Security Council during the Clinton admin-istration. A 2009-2010 Guggenheim Fellow, she was selected by "Time" in 2001 as one of seven thinkers whose innovative ideas "will change the world." Stern is the author of the "New York Times" Notable Book "Terror in the Name of God" and "The Ultimate Terrorists". She lives with her husband and son in Massachusetts.
Published June 9, 2010 by HarperCollins e-books. 324 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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A memoir from Jessica Stern, an expert on terrorism who has also experienced a form of it: she was raped at 15.

Jun 24 2010 | Read Full Review of Denial: A Memoir of Terror

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Denial, Jessica Stern's gripping memoir, is a book about trauma.

May 13 2011 | Read Full Review of Denial: A Memoir of Terror

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