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 colle In this "compelling and disturbing" true story (Rebecca Traister), a young woman's toxic mentor develops a dark, sta...

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Title:Consent: A Memoir of Unwanted Attention
Author:Donna Freitas
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Consent: A Memoir of Unwanted Attention Reviews

  • Hectaizani
    Mar 28, 2019

    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 Ge...

    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 compellin...

    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.  Consent was a difficult read in some respects; it was difficult to see the author recount her ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    Read this review and others on my blog: https://thriftybibliophile.com Consent: 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 knowled...

    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 p...

    "He wouldn't let up." -- page 140, the start of chapter 11 At 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 und...

    "Women?s tongues are dangerous when they let us keep them. Institutions, workplaces, companies have long known this, which is why they take them from us, why they require that we forfeit them, why they?ll pay us so much for them, these blood diamonds mined from our bodies." I don'...

    This memoir is complicated for me to review. It tells a story of how the author's professor, who was also a priest, mentor and department chair, chose and stalked his prey, a young woman eager to learn. There were several insights about harassment and abuse that I gleaned from the book...

    This book is a testament to the voices of sexual harassment victims that are silenced every day! Freitas was a bright-eyed PhD candidate at Georgetown who was inspired and passionate about her future as a professor when her life started to take a dark turn. Eager to get the most out...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it. A powerful memoir about a young woman's toxic relationship with her ...

    While I appreciate the fact this is an intelligent young woman who experienced what she deemed as 'unwanted' actions from a man I cannot understand the notion of still classifying oneself as a victim. For those of us who lived through abuse as in my case with a malignant narcissist an...

    Donna Freitas is in graduate school, working towards her goals, while being stalked by her professor - who is also a priest. This is a telling memoir that helps us to understand how innocently a bad situation can start and how fast it can spiral out of control. It's also gives us a...

    This was a really difficult book to read and will be difficult to review. The author describes her experiences in graduate school where she was harassed and stalked by one of her professors. This professor, despite being an esteemed scholar, a department chair and a Catholic priest, to...

  • Sonia Reppe
    Jul 25, 2019

    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 Ge...

    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 compellin...

    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.  Consent was a difficult read in some respects; it was difficult to see the author recount her ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    Read this review and others on my blog: https://thriftybibliophile.com Consent: 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 knowled...

    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 p...

    "He wouldn't let up." -- page 140, the start of chapter 11 At 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 und...

    "Women?s tongues are dangerous when they let us keep them. Institutions, workplaces, companies have long known this, which is why they take them from us, why they require that we forfeit them, why they?ll pay us so much for them, these blood diamonds mined from our bodies." I don'...

    This memoir is complicated for me to review. It tells a story of how the author's professor, who was also a priest, mentor and department chair, chose and stalked his prey, a young woman eager to learn. There were several insights about harassment and abuse that I gleaned from the book...

    This book is a testament to the voices of sexual harassment victims that are silenced every day! Freitas was a bright-eyed PhD candidate at Georgetown who was inspired and passionate about her future as a professor when her life started to take a dark turn. Eager to get the most out...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it. A powerful memoir about a young woman's toxic relationship with her ...

    While I appreciate the fact this is an intelligent young woman who experienced what she deemed as 'unwanted' actions from a man I cannot understand the notion of still classifying oneself as a victim. For those of us who lived through abuse as in my case with a malignant narcissist an...

    Donna Freitas is in graduate school, working towards her goals, while being stalked by her professor - who is also a priest. This is a telling memoir that helps us to understand how innocently a bad situation can start and how fast it can spiral out of control. It's also gives us a...

    This was a really difficult book to read and will be difficult to review. The author describes her experiences in graduate school where she was harassed and stalked by one of her professors. This professor, despite being an esteemed scholar, a department chair and a Catholic priest, to...

    Consent by Donna Frieitas is a must-read. In this case, the perpetrator was a professor, a teacher of the most eminent rank. With his social distinction, he taught Frieitas the meaning of how one moment of recollection leads to a recrudescence of the event and the pain that's associate...

    I couldn?t put this down. Just read it. ...

    So excited to win this on a Goodreads Giveaway! Review to come... ...

    The stalker-Priest/Professor didn't get violent or sexual in his harassment; yet it's crazy how he just didn't get it. Most people get the hint when someone stops returning your calls and keeps refusing your invitations; when someone avoids you, it becomes apparent that you should move...

  • Anita Pomerantz
    Jun 26, 2019

    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 Ge...

    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 compellin...

  • David
    Aug 26, 2019

    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 Ge...

    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 compellin...

    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.  Consent was a difficult read in some respects; it was difficult to see the author recount her ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    Read this review and others on my blog: https://thriftybibliophile.com Consent: 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 knowled...

    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 p...

    "He wouldn't let up." -- page 140, the start of chapter 11 At 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 und...

    "Women?s tongues are dangerous when they let us keep them. Institutions, workplaces, companies have long known this, which is why they take them from us, why they require that we forfeit them, why they?ll pay us so much for them, these blood diamonds mined from our bodies." I don'...

    This memoir is complicated for me to review. It tells a story of how the author's professor, who was also a priest, mentor and department chair, chose and stalked his prey, a young woman eager to learn. There were several insights about harassment and abuse that I gleaned from the book...

    This book is a testament to the voices of sexual harassment victims that are silenced every day! Freitas was a bright-eyed PhD candidate at Georgetown who was inspired and passionate about her future as a professor when her life started to take a dark turn. Eager to get the most out...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it. A powerful memoir about a young woman's toxic relationship with her ...

    While I appreciate the fact this is an intelligent young woman who experienced what she deemed as 'unwanted' actions from a man I cannot understand the notion of still classifying oneself as a victim. For those of us who lived through abuse as in my case with a malignant narcissist an...

    Donna Freitas is in graduate school, working towards her goals, while being stalked by her professor - who is also a priest. This is a telling memoir that helps us to understand how innocently a bad situation can start and how fast it can spiral out of control. It's also gives us a...

    This was a really difficult book to read and will be difficult to review. The author describes her experiences in graduate school where she was harassed and stalked by one of her professors. This professor, despite being an esteemed scholar, a department chair and a Catholic priest, to...

    Consent by Donna Frieitas is a must-read. In this case, the perpetrator was a professor, a teacher of the most eminent rank. With his social distinction, he taught Frieitas the meaning of how one moment of recollection leads to a recrudescence of the event and the pain that's associate...

    I couldn?t put this down. Just read it. ...

    So excited to win this on a Goodreads Giveaway! Review to come... ...

    The stalker-Priest/Professor didn't get violent or sexual in his harassment; yet it's crazy how he just didn't get it. Most people get the hint when someone stops returning your calls and keeps refusing your invitations; when someone avoids you, it becomes apparent that you should move...

    Review: I knew going into this it would be an emotional read, but it somehow escaped my knowledge at first that this was an actual memoir. Someone actually lived these words. That knowledge makes these words so much heavier. This was a memoir, but this was written like fiction and t...

    I devoured this book in two days, could not put it down. It's a riveting, gut-wrenching, heartbreaking soul-sharing and manifesto, and no one could read it without feeling immense compassion for, and anger on behalf of, the author. It's clear that living this story, and telling it, req...

    Full of red flags (on both sides.) Thanks to the publisher for the ARC. All the best in life to the author. Memorable (frightening / disturbing / well-written) passages: - No amount of sexual liberation, freedom, confidence, intellectual talent, joy or voracity would save me f...

    recaps from the distance of 20 years or so a shockingly persistent stalker [professor, big shot in her doctoral program, priest] from her grad school days, with lasting negative effects on her academic career. Secondary theme of how poorly the school handled the situation once she fina...

  • Vegantrav
    Oct 13, 2019

    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 Ge...

    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 compellin...

    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.  Consent was a difficult read in some respects; it was difficult to see the author recount her ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    Read this review and others on my blog: https://thriftybibliophile.com Consent: 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 knowled...

    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 p...

    "He wouldn't let up." -- page 140, the start of chapter 11 At 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 und...

    "Women?s tongues are dangerous when they let us keep them. Institutions, workplaces, companies have long known this, which is why they take them from us, why they require that we forfeit them, why they?ll pay us so much for them, these blood diamonds mined from our bodies." I don'...

    This memoir is complicated for me to review. It tells a story of how the author's professor, who was also a priest, mentor and department chair, chose and stalked his prey, a young woman eager to learn. There were several insights about harassment and abuse that I gleaned from the book...

    This book is a testament to the voices of sexual harassment victims that are silenced every day! Freitas was a bright-eyed PhD candidate at Georgetown who was inspired and passionate about her future as a professor when her life started to take a dark turn. Eager to get the most out...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it. A powerful memoir about a young woman's toxic relationship with her ...

    While I appreciate the fact this is an intelligent young woman who experienced what she deemed as 'unwanted' actions from a man I cannot understand the notion of still classifying oneself as a victim. For those of us who lived through abuse as in my case with a malignant narcissist an...

    Donna Freitas is in graduate school, working towards her goals, while being stalked by her professor - who is also a priest. This is a telling memoir that helps us to understand how innocently a bad situation can start and how fast it can spiral out of control. It's also gives us a...

    This was a really difficult book to read and will be difficult to review. The author describes her experiences in graduate school where she was harassed and stalked by one of her professors. This professor, despite being an esteemed scholar, a department chair and a Catholic priest, to...

    Consent by Donna Frieitas is a must-read. In this case, the perpetrator was a professor, a teacher of the most eminent rank. With his social distinction, he taught Frieitas the meaning of how one moment of recollection leads to a recrudescence of the event and the pain that's associate...

    I couldn?t put this down. Just read it. ...

    So excited to win this on a Goodreads Giveaway! Review to come... ...

    The stalker-Priest/Professor didn't get violent or sexual in his harassment; yet it's crazy how he just didn't get it. Most people get the hint when someone stops returning your calls and keeps refusing your invitations; when someone avoids you, it becomes apparent that you should move...

    Review: I knew going into this it would be an emotional read, but it somehow escaped my knowledge at first that this was an actual memoir. Someone actually lived these words. That knowledge makes these words so much heavier. This was a memoir, but this was written like fiction and t...

    I devoured this book in two days, could not put it down. It's a riveting, gut-wrenching, heartbreaking soul-sharing and manifesto, and no one could read it without feeling immense compassion for, and anger on behalf of, the author. It's clear that living this story, and telling it, req...

    Full of red flags (on both sides.) Thanks to the publisher for the ARC. All the best in life to the author. Memorable (frightening / disturbing / well-written) passages: - No amount of sexual liberation, freedom, confidence, intellectual talent, joy or voracity would save me f...

    recaps from the distance of 20 years or so a shockingly persistent stalker [professor, big shot in her doctoral program, priest] from her grad school days, with lasting negative effects on her academic career. Secondary theme of how poorly the school handled the situation once she fina...

    ?The aftermath of sexual harassment is quiet. You learn quickly not to speak about it, not to say anything, because it makes other people uncomfortable. No one knows what to say to you, how to fix things, what might help. It makes people uneasy to know that this thing happened to you...

    Quality of Writing: 6/10Pace: 5/10Plot Development: N/ACharacters: N/AEnjoyability: 5/10Insightfulness: 8/10Ease of Reading: 8/10Overall Rating: ???I thought about giving this book four stars. It is quite good. I just couldn't let go of the fact that it dragged after a while, and...

    3.5 I'm glad Dr. Freitas got her story out. It's sad that over two decades after a traumatic event just how vividly she can still remember specific details and feelings from those moments. I loved the last part that she still struggles with the competing feeling of being a survivor ...

    Unfortunately, I *really* struggled.to finish this book. The premise, the issue of what consent means in today's culture and how it has evolved in the last few decades, was promising. However, I found the author's framework for exploring the issue of consent (the sexual harassment and ...

    I received this book as a giveaway from Hatchette book group, thank you to them and Donna Freitas! I would give this a 3.5 star review. The story?s backbone is completely horrific for Donna to have to experience, or anyone, for that matter. I commend her for telling her story, an...

    Most of us fortunate enough not to have suffered sexual harassment have no idea what it is really like to experience being harassed and stalked by someone in a position of power over us. This memoir provides an account of that experience. Donna Freitas details the psychological, emotio...

  • Robert Sheard
    Aug 25, 2019

    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 Ge...

    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 compellin...

    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.  Consent was a difficult read in some respects; it was difficult to see the author recount her ...

    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 ...

  • Rae
    Jul 17, 2019

    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 Ge...

    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 compellin...

    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.  Consent was a difficult read in some respects; it was difficult to see the author recount her ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    Read this review and others on my blog: https://thriftybibliophile.com Consent: 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 knowled...

  • ashley  lloyd spanton
    May 22, 2019

    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 Ge...

    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 compellin...

    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.  Consent was a difficult read in some respects; it was difficult to see the author recount her ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    Read this review and others on my blog: https://thriftybibliophile.com Consent: 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 knowled...

    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 p...

    "He wouldn't let up." -- page 140, the start of chapter 11 At 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 und...

    "Women?s tongues are dangerous when they let us keep them. Institutions, workplaces, companies have long known this, which is why they take them from us, why they require that we forfeit them, why they?ll pay us so much for them, these blood diamonds mined from our bodies." I don'...

    This memoir is complicated for me to review. It tells a story of how the author's professor, who was also a priest, mentor and department chair, chose and stalked his prey, a young woman eager to learn. There were several insights about harassment and abuse that I gleaned from the book...

    This book is a testament to the voices of sexual harassment victims that are silenced every day! Freitas was a bright-eyed PhD candidate at Georgetown who was inspired and passionate about her future as a professor when her life started to take a dark turn. Eager to get the most out...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it. A powerful memoir about a young woman's toxic relationship with her ...

    While I appreciate the fact this is an intelligent young woman who experienced what she deemed as 'unwanted' actions from a man I cannot understand the notion of still classifying oneself as a victim. For those of us who lived through abuse as in my case with a malignant narcissist an...

    Donna Freitas is in graduate school, working towards her goals, while being stalked by her professor - who is also a priest. This is a telling memoir that helps us to understand how innocently a bad situation can start and how fast it can spiral out of control. It's also gives us a...

    This was a really difficult book to read and will be difficult to review. The author describes her experiences in graduate school where she was harassed and stalked by one of her professors. This professor, despite being an esteemed scholar, a department chair and a Catholic priest, to...

    Consent by Donna Frieitas is a must-read. In this case, the perpetrator was a professor, a teacher of the most eminent rank. With his social distinction, he taught Frieitas the meaning of how one moment of recollection leads to a recrudescence of the event and the pain that's associate...

    I couldn?t put this down. Just read it. ...

    So excited to win this on a Goodreads Giveaway! Review to come... ...

    The stalker-Priest/Professor didn't get violent or sexual in his harassment; yet it's crazy how he just didn't get it. Most people get the hint when someone stops returning your calls and keeps refusing your invitations; when someone avoids you, it becomes apparent that you should move...

    Review: I knew going into this it would be an emotional read, but it somehow escaped my knowledge at first that this was an actual memoir. Someone actually lived these words. That knowledge makes these words so much heavier. This was a memoir, but this was written like fiction and t...

  • Trace
    Aug 30, 2019

    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 Ge...

    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 compellin...

    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.  Consent was a difficult read in some respects; it was difficult to see the author recount her ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    Read this review and others on my blog: https://thriftybibliophile.com Consent: 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 knowled...

    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 p...

    "He wouldn't let up." -- page 140, the start of chapter 11 At 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 und...

    "Women?s tongues are dangerous when they let us keep them. Institutions, workplaces, companies have long known this, which is why they take them from us, why they require that we forfeit them, why they?ll pay us so much for them, these blood diamonds mined from our bodies." I don'...

    This memoir is complicated for me to review. It tells a story of how the author's professor, who was also a priest, mentor and department chair, chose and stalked his prey, a young woman eager to learn. There were several insights about harassment and abuse that I gleaned from the book...

    This book is a testament to the voices of sexual harassment victims that are silenced every day! Freitas was a bright-eyed PhD candidate at Georgetown who was inspired and passionate about her future as a professor when her life started to take a dark turn. Eager to get the most out...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it. A powerful memoir about a young woman's toxic relationship with her ...

    While I appreciate the fact this is an intelligent young woman who experienced what she deemed as 'unwanted' actions from a man I cannot understand the notion of still classifying oneself as a victim. For those of us who lived through abuse as in my case with a malignant narcissist an...

    Donna Freitas is in graduate school, working towards her goals, while being stalked by her professor - who is also a priest. This is a telling memoir that helps us to understand how innocently a bad situation can start and how fast it can spiral out of control. It's also gives us a...

    This was a really difficult book to read and will be difficult to review. The author describes her experiences in graduate school where she was harassed and stalked by one of her professors. This professor, despite being an esteemed scholar, a department chair and a Catholic priest, to...

    Consent by Donna Frieitas is a must-read. In this case, the perpetrator was a professor, a teacher of the most eminent rank. With his social distinction, he taught Frieitas the meaning of how one moment of recollection leads to a recrudescence of the event and the pain that's associate...

    I couldn?t put this down. Just read it. ...

  • Carla  (happiestwhenreading)
    Sep 19, 2019

    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 Ge...

    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 compellin...

    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.  Consent was a difficult read in some respects; it was difficult to see the author recount her ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    Read this review and others on my blog: https://thriftybibliophile.com Consent: 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 knowled...

    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 p...

    "He wouldn't let up." -- page 140, the start of chapter 11 At 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 und...

    "Women?s tongues are dangerous when they let us keep them. Institutions, workplaces, companies have long known this, which is why they take them from us, why they require that we forfeit them, why they?ll pay us so much for them, these blood diamonds mined from our bodies." I don'...

    This memoir is complicated for me to review. It tells a story of how the author's professor, who was also a priest, mentor and department chair, chose and stalked his prey, a young woman eager to learn. There were several insights about harassment and abuse that I gleaned from the book...

    This book is a testament to the voices of sexual harassment victims that are silenced every day! Freitas was a bright-eyed PhD candidate at Georgetown who was inspired and passionate about her future as a professor when her life started to take a dark turn. Eager to get the most out...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it. A powerful memoir about a young woman's toxic relationship with her ...

    While I appreciate the fact this is an intelligent young woman who experienced what she deemed as 'unwanted' actions from a man I cannot understand the notion of still classifying oneself as a victim. For those of us who lived through abuse as in my case with a malignant narcissist an...

    Donna Freitas is in graduate school, working towards her goals, while being stalked by her professor - who is also a priest. This is a telling memoir that helps us to understand how innocently a bad situation can start and how fast it can spiral out of control. It's also gives us a...

    This was a really difficult book to read and will be difficult to review. The author describes her experiences in graduate school where she was harassed and stalked by one of her professors. This professor, despite being an esteemed scholar, a department chair and a Catholic priest, to...

    Consent by Donna Frieitas is a must-read. In this case, the perpetrator was a professor, a teacher of the most eminent rank. With his social distinction, he taught Frieitas the meaning of how one moment of recollection leads to a recrudescence of the event and the pain that's associate...

    I couldn?t put this down. Just read it. ...

    So excited to win this on a Goodreads Giveaway! Review to come... ...

    The stalker-Priest/Professor didn't get violent or sexual in his harassment; yet it's crazy how he just didn't get it. Most people get the hint when someone stops returning your calls and keeps refusing your invitations; when someone avoids you, it becomes apparent that you should move...

    Review: I knew going into this it would be an emotional read, but it somehow escaped my knowledge at first that this was an actual memoir. Someone actually lived these words. That knowledge makes these words so much heavier. This was a memoir, but this was written like fiction and t...

    I devoured this book in two days, could not put it down. It's a riveting, gut-wrenching, heartbreaking soul-sharing and manifesto, and no one could read it without feeling immense compassion for, and anger on behalf of, the author. It's clear that living this story, and telling it, req...

    Full of red flags (on both sides.) Thanks to the publisher for the ARC. All the best in life to the author. Memorable (frightening / disturbing / well-written) passages: - No amount of sexual liberation, freedom, confidence, intellectual talent, joy or voracity would save me f...

    recaps from the distance of 20 years or so a shockingly persistent stalker [professor, big shot in her doctoral program, priest] from her grad school days, with lasting negative effects on her academic career. Secondary theme of how poorly the school handled the situation once she fina...

    ?The aftermath of sexual harassment is quiet. You learn quickly not to speak about it, not to say anything, because it makes other people uncomfortable. No one knows what to say to you, how to fix things, what might help. It makes people uneasy to know that this thing happened to you...

  • Janet
    Feb 18, 2019

    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 Ge...

    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 compellin...

    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.  Consent was a difficult read in some respects; it was difficult to see the author recount her ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    Read this review and others on my blog: https://thriftybibliophile.com Consent: 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 knowled...

    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 p...

    "He wouldn't let up." -- page 140, the start of chapter 11 At 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 und...

    "Women?s tongues are dangerous when they let us keep them. Institutions, workplaces, companies have long known this, which is why they take them from us, why they require that we forfeit them, why they?ll pay us so much for them, these blood diamonds mined from our bodies." I don'...

    This memoir is complicated for me to review. It tells a story of how the author's professor, who was also a priest, mentor and department chair, chose and stalked his prey, a young woman eager to learn. There were several insights about harassment and abuse that I gleaned from the book...

    This book is a testament to the voices of sexual harassment victims that are silenced every day! Freitas was a bright-eyed PhD candidate at Georgetown who was inspired and passionate about her future as a professor when her life started to take a dark turn. Eager to get the most out...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it. A powerful memoir about a young woman's toxic relationship with her ...

  • Leanna Marie
    Sep 18, 2019

    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 Ge...

    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 compellin...

    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.  Consent was a difficult read in some respects; it was difficult to see the author recount her ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    Read this review and others on my blog: https://thriftybibliophile.com Consent: 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 knowled...

    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 p...

    "He wouldn't let up." -- page 140, the start of chapter 11 At 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 und...

    "Women?s tongues are dangerous when they let us keep them. Institutions, workplaces, companies have long known this, which is why they take them from us, why they require that we forfeit them, why they?ll pay us so much for them, these blood diamonds mined from our bodies." I don'...

    This memoir is complicated for me to review. It tells a story of how the author's professor, who was also a priest, mentor and department chair, chose and stalked his prey, a young woman eager to learn. There were several insights about harassment and abuse that I gleaned from the book...

    This book is a testament to the voices of sexual harassment victims that are silenced every day! Freitas was a bright-eyed PhD candidate at Georgetown who was inspired and passionate about her future as a professor when her life started to take a dark turn. Eager to get the most out...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it. A powerful memoir about a young woman's toxic relationship with her ...

    While I appreciate the fact this is an intelligent young woman who experienced what she deemed as 'unwanted' actions from a man I cannot understand the notion of still classifying oneself as a victim. For those of us who lived through abuse as in my case with a malignant narcissist an...

    Donna Freitas is in graduate school, working towards her goals, while being stalked by her professor - who is also a priest. This is a telling memoir that helps us to understand how innocently a bad situation can start and how fast it can spiral out of control. It's also gives us a...

  • Jennifer
    Jan 31, 2019

    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 Ge...

    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 compellin...

    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.  Consent was a difficult read in some respects; it was difficult to see the author recount her ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    Read this review and others on my blog: https://thriftybibliophile.com Consent: 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 knowled...

    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 p...

    "He wouldn't let up." -- page 140, the start of chapter 11 At 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 und...

    "Women?s tongues are dangerous when they let us keep them. Institutions, workplaces, companies have long known this, which is why they take them from us, why they require that we forfeit them, why they?ll pay us so much for them, these blood diamonds mined from our bodies." I don'...

    This memoir is complicated for me to review. It tells a story of how the author's professor, who was also a priest, mentor and department chair, chose and stalked his prey, a young woman eager to learn. There were several insights about harassment and abuse that I gleaned from the book...

  • Steff Pasciuti
    Jan 06, 2019

    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 Ge...

    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 compellin...

    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.  Consent was a difficult read in some respects; it was difficult to see the author recount her ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    Read this review and others on my blog: https://thriftybibliophile.com Consent: 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 knowled...

    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 p...

  • Madeline Nelson
    Jul 03, 2019

    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 Ge...

    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 compellin...

    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.  Consent was a difficult read in some respects; it was difficult to see the author recount her ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    Read this review and others on my blog: https://thriftybibliophile.com Consent: 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 knowled...

    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 p...

    "He wouldn't let up." -- page 140, the start of chapter 11 At 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 und...

    "Women?s tongues are dangerous when they let us keep them. Institutions, workplaces, companies have long known this, which is why they take them from us, why they require that we forfeit them, why they?ll pay us so much for them, these blood diamonds mined from our bodies." I don'...

    This memoir is complicated for me to review. It tells a story of how the author's professor, who was also a priest, mentor and department chair, chose and stalked his prey, a young woman eager to learn. There were several insights about harassment and abuse that I gleaned from the book...

    This book is a testament to the voices of sexual harassment victims that are silenced every day! Freitas was a bright-eyed PhD candidate at Georgetown who was inspired and passionate about her future as a professor when her life started to take a dark turn. Eager to get the most out...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it. A powerful memoir about a young woman's toxic relationship with her ...

    While I appreciate the fact this is an intelligent young woman who experienced what she deemed as 'unwanted' actions from a man I cannot understand the notion of still classifying oneself as a victim. For those of us who lived through abuse as in my case with a malignant narcissist an...

    Donna Freitas is in graduate school, working towards her goals, while being stalked by her professor - who is also a priest. This is a telling memoir that helps us to understand how innocently a bad situation can start and how fast it can spiral out of control. It's also gives us a...

    This was a really difficult book to read and will be difficult to review. The author describes her experiences in graduate school where she was harassed and stalked by one of her professors. This professor, despite being an esteemed scholar, a department chair and a Catholic priest, to...

    Consent by Donna Frieitas is a must-read. In this case, the perpetrator was a professor, a teacher of the most eminent rank. With his social distinction, he taught Frieitas the meaning of how one moment of recollection leads to a recrudescence of the event and the pain that's associate...

    I couldn?t put this down. Just read it. ...

    So excited to win this on a Goodreads Giveaway! Review to come... ...

    The stalker-Priest/Professor didn't get violent or sexual in his harassment; yet it's crazy how he just didn't get it. Most people get the hint when someone stops returning your calls and keeps refusing your invitations; when someone avoids you, it becomes apparent that you should move...

    Review: I knew going into this it would be an emotional read, but it somehow escaped my knowledge at first that this was an actual memoir. Someone actually lived these words. That knowledge makes these words so much heavier. This was a memoir, but this was written like fiction and t...

    I devoured this book in two days, could not put it down. It's a riveting, gut-wrenching, heartbreaking soul-sharing and manifesto, and no one could read it without feeling immense compassion for, and anger on behalf of, the author. It's clear that living this story, and telling it, req...

    Full of red flags (on both sides.) Thanks to the publisher for the ARC. All the best in life to the author. Memorable (frightening / disturbing / well-written) passages: - No amount of sexual liberation, freedom, confidence, intellectual talent, joy or voracity would save me f...

    recaps from the distance of 20 years or so a shockingly persistent stalker [professor, big shot in her doctoral program, priest] from her grad school days, with lasting negative effects on her academic career. Secondary theme of how poorly the school handled the situation once she fina...

    ?The aftermath of sexual harassment is quiet. You learn quickly not to speak about it, not to say anything, because it makes other people uncomfortable. No one knows what to say to you, how to fix things, what might help. It makes people uneasy to know that this thing happened to you...

    Quality of Writing: 6/10Pace: 5/10Plot Development: N/ACharacters: N/AEnjoyability: 5/10Insightfulness: 8/10Ease of Reading: 8/10Overall Rating: ???I thought about giving this book four stars. It is quite good. I just couldn't let go of the fact that it dragged after a while, and...

  • Erin
    Jul 18, 2019

    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 Ge...

  • Emerald Stacy
    Jan 26, 2019

    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 Ge...

    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 compellin...

    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.  Consent was a difficult read in some respects; it was difficult to see the author recount her ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

  • freckledbibliophile
    Aug 15, 2019

    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 Ge...

    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 compellin...

    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.  Consent was a difficult read in some respects; it was difficult to see the author recount her ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    Read this review and others on my blog: https://thriftybibliophile.com Consent: 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 knowled...

    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 p...

    "He wouldn't let up." -- page 140, the start of chapter 11 At 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 und...

    "Women?s tongues are dangerous when they let us keep them. Institutions, workplaces, companies have long known this, which is why they take them from us, why they require that we forfeit them, why they?ll pay us so much for them, these blood diamonds mined from our bodies." I don'...

    This memoir is complicated for me to review. It tells a story of how the author's professor, who was also a priest, mentor and department chair, chose and stalked his prey, a young woman eager to learn. There were several insights about harassment and abuse that I gleaned from the book...

    This book is a testament to the voices of sexual harassment victims that are silenced every day! Freitas was a bright-eyed PhD candidate at Georgetown who was inspired and passionate about her future as a professor when her life started to take a dark turn. Eager to get the most out...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it. A powerful memoir about a young woman's toxic relationship with her ...

    While I appreciate the fact this is an intelligent young woman who experienced what she deemed as 'unwanted' actions from a man I cannot understand the notion of still classifying oneself as a victim. For those of us who lived through abuse as in my case with a malignant narcissist an...

    Donna Freitas is in graduate school, working towards her goals, while being stalked by her professor - who is also a priest. This is a telling memoir that helps us to understand how innocently a bad situation can start and how fast it can spiral out of control. It's also gives us a...

    This was a really difficult book to read and will be difficult to review. The author describes her experiences in graduate school where she was harassed and stalked by one of her professors. This professor, despite being an esteemed scholar, a department chair and a Catholic priest, to...

    Consent by Donna Frieitas is a must-read. In this case, the perpetrator was a professor, a teacher of the most eminent rank. With his social distinction, he taught Frieitas the meaning of how one moment of recollection leads to a recrudescence of the event and the pain that's associate...

  • Crystal Zavala
    Jul 29, 2019

    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 Ge...

    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 compellin...

    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.  Consent was a difficult read in some respects; it was difficult to see the author recount her ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    Read this review and others on my blog: https://thriftybibliophile.com Consent: 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 knowled...

    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 p...

    "He wouldn't let up." -- page 140, the start of chapter 11 At 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 und...

    "Women?s tongues are dangerous when they let us keep them. Institutions, workplaces, companies have long known this, which is why they take them from us, why they require that we forfeit them, why they?ll pay us so much for them, these blood diamonds mined from our bodies." I don'...

    This memoir is complicated for me to review. It tells a story of how the author's professor, who was also a priest, mentor and department chair, chose and stalked his prey, a young woman eager to learn. There were several insights about harassment and abuse that I gleaned from the book...

    This book is a testament to the voices of sexual harassment victims that are silenced every day! Freitas was a bright-eyed PhD candidate at Georgetown who was inspired and passionate about her future as a professor when her life started to take a dark turn. Eager to get the most out...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it. A powerful memoir about a young woman's toxic relationship with her ...

    While I appreciate the fact this is an intelligent young woman who experienced what she deemed as 'unwanted' actions from a man I cannot understand the notion of still classifying oneself as a victim. For those of us who lived through abuse as in my case with a malignant narcissist an...

    Donna Freitas is in graduate school, working towards her goals, while being stalked by her professor - who is also a priest. This is a telling memoir that helps us to understand how innocently a bad situation can start and how fast it can spiral out of control. It's also gives us a...

    This was a really difficult book to read and will be difficult to review. The author describes her experiences in graduate school where she was harassed and stalked by one of her professors. This professor, despite being an esteemed scholar, a department chair and a Catholic priest, to...

    Consent by Donna Frieitas is a must-read. In this case, the perpetrator was a professor, a teacher of the most eminent rank. With his social distinction, he taught Frieitas the meaning of how one moment of recollection leads to a recrudescence of the event and the pain that's associate...

    I couldn?t put this down. Just read it. ...

    So excited to win this on a Goodreads Giveaway! Review to come... ...

  • Scott
    Oct 10, 2019

    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 Ge...

    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 compellin...

    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.  Consent was a difficult read in some respects; it was difficult to see the author recount her ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    Read this review and others on my blog: https://thriftybibliophile.com Consent: 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 knowled...

    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 p...

    "He wouldn't let up." -- page 140, the start of chapter 11 At 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 und...

  • Meagan Houle
    Sep 30, 2019

    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 Ge...

    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 compellin...

    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.  Consent was a difficult read in some respects; it was difficult to see the author recount her ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    Read this review and others on my blog: https://thriftybibliophile.com Consent: 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 knowled...

    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 p...

    "He wouldn't let up." -- page 140, the start of chapter 11 At 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 und...

    "Women?s tongues are dangerous when they let us keep them. Institutions, workplaces, companies have long known this, which is why they take them from us, why they require that we forfeit them, why they?ll pay us so much for them, these blood diamonds mined from our bodies." I don'...

  • Tangled in Text
    Sep 12, 2019

    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 Ge...

    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 compellin...

    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.  Consent was a difficult read in some respects; it was difficult to see the author recount her ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    Read this review and others on my blog: https://thriftybibliophile.com Consent: 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 knowled...

    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 p...

    "He wouldn't let up." -- page 140, the start of chapter 11 At 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 und...

    "Women?s tongues are dangerous when they let us keep them. Institutions, workplaces, companies have long known this, which is why they take them from us, why they require that we forfeit them, why they?ll pay us so much for them, these blood diamonds mined from our bodies." I don'...

    This memoir is complicated for me to review. It tells a story of how the author's professor, who was also a priest, mentor and department chair, chose and stalked his prey, a young woman eager to learn. There were several insights about harassment and abuse that I gleaned from the book...

    This book is a testament to the voices of sexual harassment victims that are silenced every day! Freitas was a bright-eyed PhD candidate at Georgetown who was inspired and passionate about her future as a professor when her life started to take a dark turn. Eager to get the most out...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it. A powerful memoir about a young woman's toxic relationship with her ...

    While I appreciate the fact this is an intelligent young woman who experienced what she deemed as 'unwanted' actions from a man I cannot understand the notion of still classifying oneself as a victim. For those of us who lived through abuse as in my case with a malignant narcissist an...

    Donna Freitas is in graduate school, working towards her goals, while being stalked by her professor - who is also a priest. This is a telling memoir that helps us to understand how innocently a bad situation can start and how fast it can spiral out of control. It's also gives us a...

    This was a really difficult book to read and will be difficult to review. The author describes her experiences in graduate school where she was harassed and stalked by one of her professors. This professor, despite being an esteemed scholar, a department chair and a Catholic priest, to...

    Consent by Donna Frieitas is a must-read. In this case, the perpetrator was a professor, a teacher of the most eminent rank. With his social distinction, he taught Frieitas the meaning of how one moment of recollection leads to a recrudescence of the event and the pain that's associate...

    I couldn?t put this down. Just read it. ...

    So excited to win this on a Goodreads Giveaway! Review to come... ...

    The stalker-Priest/Professor didn't get violent or sexual in his harassment; yet it's crazy how he just didn't get it. Most people get the hint when someone stops returning your calls and keeps refusing your invitations; when someone avoids you, it becomes apparent that you should move...

    Review: I knew going into this it would be an emotional read, but it somehow escaped my knowledge at first that this was an actual memoir. Someone actually lived these words. That knowledge makes these words so much heavier. This was a memoir, but this was written like fiction and t...

    I devoured this book in two days, could not put it down. It's a riveting, gut-wrenching, heartbreaking soul-sharing and manifesto, and no one could read it without feeling immense compassion for, and anger on behalf of, the author. It's clear that living this story, and telling it, req...

    Full of red flags (on both sides.) Thanks to the publisher for the ARC. All the best in life to the author. Memorable (frightening / disturbing / well-written) passages: - No amount of sexual liberation, freedom, confidence, intellectual talent, joy or voracity would save me f...

    recaps from the distance of 20 years or so a shockingly persistent stalker [professor, big shot in her doctoral program, priest] from her grad school days, with lasting negative effects on her academic career. Secondary theme of how poorly the school handled the situation once she fina...

    ?The aftermath of sexual harassment is quiet. You learn quickly not to speak about it, not to say anything, because it makes other people uncomfortable. No one knows what to say to you, how to fix things, what might help. It makes people uneasy to know that this thing happened to you...

    Quality of Writing: 6/10Pace: 5/10Plot Development: N/ACharacters: N/AEnjoyability: 5/10Insightfulness: 8/10Ease of Reading: 8/10Overall Rating: ???I thought about giving this book four stars. It is quite good. I just couldn't let go of the fact that it dragged after a while, and...

    3.5 I'm glad Dr. Freitas got her story out. It's sad that over two decades after a traumatic event just how vividly she can still remember specific details and feelings from those moments. I loved the last part that she still struggles with the competing feeling of being a survivor ...

  • Noorilhuda
    Jan 12, 2019

    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 Ge...

    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 compellin...

    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.  Consent was a difficult read in some respects; it was difficult to see the author recount her ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    Read this review and others on my blog: https://thriftybibliophile.com Consent: 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 knowled...

    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 p...

    "He wouldn't let up." -- page 140, the start of chapter 11 At 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 und...

    "Women?s tongues are dangerous when they let us keep them. Institutions, workplaces, companies have long known this, which is why they take them from us, why they require that we forfeit them, why they?ll pay us so much for them, these blood diamonds mined from our bodies." I don'...

    This memoir is complicated for me to review. It tells a story of how the author's professor, who was also a priest, mentor and department chair, chose and stalked his prey, a young woman eager to learn. There were several insights about harassment and abuse that I gleaned from the book...

    This book is a testament to the voices of sexual harassment victims that are silenced every day! Freitas was a bright-eyed PhD candidate at Georgetown who was inspired and passionate about her future as a professor when her life started to take a dark turn. Eager to get the most out...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it. A powerful memoir about a young woman's toxic relationship with her ...

    While I appreciate the fact this is an intelligent young woman who experienced what she deemed as 'unwanted' actions from a man I cannot understand the notion of still classifying oneself as a victim. For those of us who lived through abuse as in my case with a malignant narcissist an...

    Donna Freitas is in graduate school, working towards her goals, while being stalked by her professor - who is also a priest. This is a telling memoir that helps us to understand how innocently a bad situation can start and how fast it can spiral out of control. It's also gives us a...

    This was a really difficult book to read and will be difficult to review. The author describes her experiences in graduate school where she was harassed and stalked by one of her professors. This professor, despite being an esteemed scholar, a department chair and a Catholic priest, to...

    Consent by Donna Frieitas is a must-read. In this case, the perpetrator was a professor, a teacher of the most eminent rank. With his social distinction, he taught Frieitas the meaning of how one moment of recollection leads to a recrudescence of the event and the pain that's associate...

    I couldn?t put this down. Just read it. ...

    So excited to win this on a Goodreads Giveaway! Review to come... ...

    The stalker-Priest/Professor didn't get violent or sexual in his harassment; yet it's crazy how he just didn't get it. Most people get the hint when someone stops returning your calls and keeps refusing your invitations; when someone avoids you, it becomes apparent that you should move...

    Review: I knew going into this it would be an emotional read, but it somehow escaped my knowledge at first that this was an actual memoir. Someone actually lived these words. That knowledge makes these words so much heavier. This was a memoir, but this was written like fiction and t...

    I devoured this book in two days, could not put it down. It's a riveting, gut-wrenching, heartbreaking soul-sharing and manifesto, and no one could read it without feeling immense compassion for, and anger on behalf of, the author. It's clear that living this story, and telling it, req...

    Full of red flags (on both sides.) Thanks to the publisher for the ARC. All the best in life to the author. Memorable (frightening / disturbing / well-written) passages: - No amount of sexual liberation, freedom, confidence, intellectual talent, joy or voracity would save me f...

  • Donna Hines
    Jan 23, 2019

    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 Ge...

    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 compellin...

    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.  Consent was a difficult read in some respects; it was difficult to see the author recount her ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    Read this review and others on my blog: https://thriftybibliophile.com Consent: 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 knowled...

    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 p...

    "He wouldn't let up." -- page 140, the start of chapter 11 At 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 und...

    "Women?s tongues are dangerous when they let us keep them. Institutions, workplaces, companies have long known this, which is why they take them from us, why they require that we forfeit them, why they?ll pay us so much for them, these blood diamonds mined from our bodies." I don'...

    This memoir is complicated for me to review. It tells a story of how the author's professor, who was also a priest, mentor and department chair, chose and stalked his prey, a young woman eager to learn. There were several insights about harassment and abuse that I gleaned from the book...

    This book is a testament to the voices of sexual harassment victims that are silenced every day! Freitas was a bright-eyed PhD candidate at Georgetown who was inspired and passionate about her future as a professor when her life started to take a dark turn. Eager to get the most out...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it. A powerful memoir about a young woman's toxic relationship with her ...

    While I appreciate the fact this is an intelligent young woman who experienced what she deemed as 'unwanted' actions from a man I cannot understand the notion of still classifying oneself as a victim. For those of us who lived through abuse as in my case with a malignant narcissist an...

  • Jenna Bookish
    Aug 13, 2019

    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 Ge...

    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 compellin...

    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.  Consent was a difficult read in some respects; it was difficult to see the author recount her ...

  • Christina Billhartz
    Jan 27, 2019

    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 Ge...

    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 compellin...

    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.  Consent was a difficult read in some respects; it was difficult to see the author recount her ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    Read this review and others on my blog: https://thriftybibliophile.com Consent: 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 knowled...

    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 p...

    "He wouldn't let up." -- page 140, the start of chapter 11 At 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 und...

    "Women?s tongues are dangerous when they let us keep them. Institutions, workplaces, companies have long known this, which is why they take them from us, why they require that we forfeit them, why they?ll pay us so much for them, these blood diamonds mined from our bodies." I don'...

    This memoir is complicated for me to review. It tells a story of how the author's professor, who was also a priest, mentor and department chair, chose and stalked his prey, a young woman eager to learn. There were several insights about harassment and abuse that I gleaned from the book...

    This book is a testament to the voices of sexual harassment victims that are silenced every day! Freitas was a bright-eyed PhD candidate at Georgetown who was inspired and passionate about her future as a professor when her life started to take a dark turn. Eager to get the most out...

  • Christina
    Aug 31, 2019

    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 Ge...

    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 compellin...

    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.  Consent was a difficult read in some respects; it was difficult to see the author recount her ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    Read this review and others on my blog: https://thriftybibliophile.com Consent: 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 knowled...

    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 p...

    "He wouldn't let up." -- page 140, the start of chapter 11 At 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 und...

    "Women?s tongues are dangerous when they let us keep them. Institutions, workplaces, companies have long known this, which is why they take them from us, why they require that we forfeit them, why they?ll pay us so much for them, these blood diamonds mined from our bodies." I don'...

    This memoir is complicated for me to review. It tells a story of how the author's professor, who was also a priest, mentor and department chair, chose and stalked his prey, a young woman eager to learn. There were several insights about harassment and abuse that I gleaned from the book...

    This book is a testament to the voices of sexual harassment victims that are silenced every day! Freitas was a bright-eyed PhD candidate at Georgetown who was inspired and passionate about her future as a professor when her life started to take a dark turn. Eager to get the most out...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it. A powerful memoir about a young woman's toxic relationship with her ...

    While I appreciate the fact this is an intelligent young woman who experienced what she deemed as 'unwanted' actions from a man I cannot understand the notion of still classifying oneself as a victim. For those of us who lived through abuse as in my case with a malignant narcissist an...

    Donna Freitas is in graduate school, working towards her goals, while being stalked by her professor - who is also a priest. This is a telling memoir that helps us to understand how innocently a bad situation can start and how fast it can spiral out of control. It's also gives us a...

    This was a really difficult book to read and will be difficult to review. The author describes her experiences in graduate school where she was harassed and stalked by one of her professors. This professor, despite being an esteemed scholar, a department chair and a Catholic priest, to...

    Consent by Donna Frieitas is a must-read. In this case, the perpetrator was a professor, a teacher of the most eminent rank. With his social distinction, he taught Frieitas the meaning of how one moment of recollection leads to a recrudescence of the event and the pain that's associate...

    I couldn?t put this down. Just read it. ...

    So excited to win this on a Goodreads Giveaway! Review to come... ...

    The stalker-Priest/Professor didn't get violent or sexual in his harassment; yet it's crazy how he just didn't get it. Most people get the hint when someone stops returning your calls and keeps refusing your invitations; when someone avoids you, it becomes apparent that you should move...

    Review: I knew going into this it would be an emotional read, but it somehow escaped my knowledge at first that this was an actual memoir. Someone actually lived these words. That knowledge makes these words so much heavier. This was a memoir, but this was written like fiction and t...

    I devoured this book in two days, could not put it down. It's a riveting, gut-wrenching, heartbreaking soul-sharing and manifesto, and no one could read it without feeling immense compassion for, and anger on behalf of, the author. It's clear that living this story, and telling it, req...

    Full of red flags (on both sides.) Thanks to the publisher for the ARC. All the best in life to the author. Memorable (frightening / disturbing / well-written) passages: - No amount of sexual liberation, freedom, confidence, intellectual talent, joy or voracity would save me f...

    recaps from the distance of 20 years or so a shockingly persistent stalker [professor, big shot in her doctoral program, priest] from her grad school days, with lasting negative effects on her academic career. Secondary theme of how poorly the school handled the situation once she fina...

    ?The aftermath of sexual harassment is quiet. You learn quickly not to speak about it, not to say anything, because it makes other people uncomfortable. No one knows what to say to you, how to fix things, what might help. It makes people uneasy to know that this thing happened to you...

    Quality of Writing: 6/10Pace: 5/10Plot Development: N/ACharacters: N/AEnjoyability: 5/10Insightfulness: 8/10Ease of Reading: 8/10Overall Rating: ???I thought about giving this book four stars. It is quite good. I just couldn't let go of the fact that it dragged after a while, and...

    3.5 I'm glad Dr. Freitas got her story out. It's sad that over two decades after a traumatic event just how vividly she can still remember specific details and feelings from those moments. I loved the last part that she still struggles with the competing feeling of being a survivor ...

    Unfortunately, I *really* struggled.to finish this book. The premise, the issue of what consent means in today's culture and how it has evolved in the last few decades, was promising. However, I found the author's framework for exploring the issue of consent (the sexual harassment and ...

  • Alyssa
    Aug 12, 2019

    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 Ge...

    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 compellin...

    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.  Consent was a difficult read in some respects; it was difficult to see the author recount her ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    Read this review and others on my blog: https://thriftybibliophile.com Consent: 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 knowled...

    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 p...

    "He wouldn't let up." -- page 140, the start of chapter 11 At 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 und...

    "Women?s tongues are dangerous when they let us keep them. Institutions, workplaces, companies have long known this, which is why they take them from us, why they require that we forfeit them, why they?ll pay us so much for them, these blood diamonds mined from our bodies." I don'...

    This memoir is complicated for me to review. It tells a story of how the author's professor, who was also a priest, mentor and department chair, chose and stalked his prey, a young woman eager to learn. There were several insights about harassment and abuse that I gleaned from the book...

    This book is a testament to the voices of sexual harassment victims that are silenced every day! Freitas was a bright-eyed PhD candidate at Georgetown who was inspired and passionate about her future as a professor when her life started to take a dark turn. Eager to get the most out...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it. A powerful memoir about a young woman's toxic relationship with her ...

    While I appreciate the fact this is an intelligent young woman who experienced what she deemed as 'unwanted' actions from a man I cannot understand the notion of still classifying oneself as a victim. For those of us who lived through abuse as in my case with a malignant narcissist an...

    Donna Freitas is in graduate school, working towards her goals, while being stalked by her professor - who is also a priest. This is a telling memoir that helps us to understand how innocently a bad situation can start and how fast it can spiral out of control. It's also gives us a...

    This was a really difficult book to read and will be difficult to review. The author describes her experiences in graduate school where she was harassed and stalked by one of her professors. This professor, despite being an esteemed scholar, a department chair and a Catholic priest, to...

    Consent by Donna Frieitas is a must-read. In this case, the perpetrator was a professor, a teacher of the most eminent rank. With his social distinction, he taught Frieitas the meaning of how one moment of recollection leads to a recrudescence of the event and the pain that's associate...

    I couldn?t put this down. Just read it. ...

    So excited to win this on a Goodreads Giveaway! Review to come... ...

    The stalker-Priest/Professor didn't get violent or sexual in his harassment; yet it's crazy how he just didn't get it. Most people get the hint when someone stops returning your calls and keeps refusing your invitations; when someone avoids you, it becomes apparent that you should move...

    Review: I knew going into this it would be an emotional read, but it somehow escaped my knowledge at first that this was an actual memoir. Someone actually lived these words. That knowledge makes these words so much heavier. This was a memoir, but this was written like fiction and t...

    I devoured this book in two days, could not put it down. It's a riveting, gut-wrenching, heartbreaking soul-sharing and manifesto, and no one could read it without feeling immense compassion for, and anger on behalf of, the author. It's clear that living this story, and telling it, req...

    Full of red flags (on both sides.) Thanks to the publisher for the ARC. All the best in life to the author. Memorable (frightening / disturbing / well-written) passages: - No amount of sexual liberation, freedom, confidence, intellectual talent, joy or voracity would save me f...

    recaps from the distance of 20 years or so a shockingly persistent stalker [professor, big shot in her doctoral program, priest] from her grad school days, with lasting negative effects on her academic career. Secondary theme of how poorly the school handled the situation once she fina...

    ?The aftermath of sexual harassment is quiet. You learn quickly not to speak about it, not to say anything, because it makes other people uncomfortable. No one knows what to say to you, how to fix things, what might help. It makes people uneasy to know that this thing happened to you...

    Quality of Writing: 6/10Pace: 5/10Plot Development: N/ACharacters: N/AEnjoyability: 5/10Insightfulness: 8/10Ease of Reading: 8/10Overall Rating: ???I thought about giving this book four stars. It is quite good. I just couldn't let go of the fact that it dragged after a while, and...

    3.5 I'm glad Dr. Freitas got her story out. It's sad that over two decades after a traumatic event just how vividly she can still remember specific details and feelings from those moments. I loved the last part that she still struggles with the competing feeling of being a survivor ...

    Unfortunately, I *really* struggled.to finish this book. The premise, the issue of what consent means in today's culture and how it has evolved in the last few decades, was promising. However, I found the author's framework for exploring the issue of consent (the sexual harassment and ...

    I received this book as a giveaway from Hatchette book group, thank you to them and Donna Freitas! I would give this a 3.5 star review. The story?s backbone is completely horrific for Donna to have to experience, or anyone, for that matter. I commend her for telling her story, an...

  • Susan
    Oct 07, 2019

    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 Ge...

    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 compellin...

    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.  Consent was a difficult read in some respects; it was difficult to see the author recount her ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    Read this review and others on my blog: https://thriftybibliophile.com Consent: 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 knowled...

    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 p...

    "He wouldn't let up." -- page 140, the start of chapter 11 At 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 und...

    "Women?s tongues are dangerous when they let us keep them. Institutions, workplaces, companies have long known this, which is why they take them from us, why they require that we forfeit them, why they?ll pay us so much for them, these blood diamonds mined from our bodies." I don'...

    This memoir is complicated for me to review. It tells a story of how the author's professor, who was also a priest, mentor and department chair, chose and stalked his prey, a young woman eager to learn. There were several insights about harassment and abuse that I gleaned from the book...

    This book is a testament to the voices of sexual harassment victims that are silenced every day! Freitas was a bright-eyed PhD candidate at Georgetown who was inspired and passionate about her future as a professor when her life started to take a dark turn. Eager to get the most out...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it. A powerful memoir about a young woman's toxic relationship with her ...

    While I appreciate the fact this is an intelligent young woman who experienced what she deemed as 'unwanted' actions from a man I cannot understand the notion of still classifying oneself as a victim. For those of us who lived through abuse as in my case with a malignant narcissist an...

    Donna Freitas is in graduate school, working towards her goals, while being stalked by her professor - who is also a priest. This is a telling memoir that helps us to understand how innocently a bad situation can start and how fast it can spiral out of control. It's also gives us a...

    This was a really difficult book to read and will be difficult to review. The author describes her experiences in graduate school where she was harassed and stalked by one of her professors. This professor, despite being an esteemed scholar, a department chair and a Catholic priest, to...

    Consent by Donna Frieitas is a must-read. In this case, the perpetrator was a professor, a teacher of the most eminent rank. With his social distinction, he taught Frieitas the meaning of how one moment of recollection leads to a recrudescence of the event and the pain that's associate...

    I couldn?t put this down. Just read it. ...

    So excited to win this on a Goodreads Giveaway! Review to come... ...

    The stalker-Priest/Professor didn't get violent or sexual in his harassment; yet it's crazy how he just didn't get it. Most people get the hint when someone stops returning your calls and keeps refusing your invitations; when someone avoids you, it becomes apparent that you should move...

    Review: I knew going into this it would be an emotional read, but it somehow escaped my knowledge at first that this was an actual memoir. Someone actually lived these words. That knowledge makes these words so much heavier. This was a memoir, but this was written like fiction and t...

    I devoured this book in two days, could not put it down. It's a riveting, gut-wrenching, heartbreaking soul-sharing and manifesto, and no one could read it without feeling immense compassion for, and anger on behalf of, the author. It's clear that living this story, and telling it, req...

    Full of red flags (on both sides.) Thanks to the publisher for the ARC. All the best in life to the author. Memorable (frightening / disturbing / well-written) passages: - No amount of sexual liberation, freedom, confidence, intellectual talent, joy or voracity would save me f...

    recaps from the distance of 20 years or so a shockingly persistent stalker [professor, big shot in her doctoral program, priest] from her grad school days, with lasting negative effects on her academic career. Secondary theme of how poorly the school handled the situation once she fina...

    ?The aftermath of sexual harassment is quiet. You learn quickly not to speak about it, not to say anything, because it makes other people uncomfortable. No one knows what to say to you, how to fix things, what might help. It makes people uneasy to know that this thing happened to you...

    Quality of Writing: 6/10Pace: 5/10Plot Development: N/ACharacters: N/AEnjoyability: 5/10Insightfulness: 8/10Ease of Reading: 8/10Overall Rating: ???I thought about giving this book four stars. It is quite good. I just couldn't let go of the fact that it dragged after a while, and...

    3.5 I'm glad Dr. Freitas got her story out. It's sad that over two decades after a traumatic event just how vividly she can still remember specific details and feelings from those moments. I loved the last part that she still struggles with the competing feeling of being a survivor ...

    Unfortunately, I *really* struggled.to finish this book. The premise, the issue of what consent means in today's culture and how it has evolved in the last few decades, was promising. However, I found the author's framework for exploring the issue of consent (the sexual harassment and ...

    I received this book as a giveaway from Hatchette book group, thank you to them and Donna Freitas! I would give this a 3.5 star review. The story?s backbone is completely horrific for Donna to have to experience, or anyone, for that matter. I commend her for telling her story, an...

    Most of us fortunate enough not to have suffered sexual harassment have no idea what it is really like to experience being harassed and stalked by someone in a position of power over us. This memoir provides an account of that experience. Donna Freitas details the psychological, emotio...

    Powerful book of Donna Freitas' experiences as a naïve Catholic female in a Catholic grad school. The gaslighting and harassment she suffered was done by her Professor, mentor and Priest. How could she possibly think an older man of celebate vows would be doing this to her? Certainly ...

  • Anne Marie
    Oct 17, 2019

    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 Ge...

    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 compellin...

    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.  Consent was a difficult read in some respects; it was difficult to see the author recount her ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    Read this review and others on my blog: https://thriftybibliophile.com Consent: 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 knowled...

    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 p...

    "He wouldn't let up." -- page 140, the start of chapter 11 At 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 und...

    "Women?s tongues are dangerous when they let us keep them. Institutions, workplaces, companies have long known this, which is why they take them from us, why they require that we forfeit them, why they?ll pay us so much for them, these blood diamonds mined from our bodies." I don'...

    This memoir is complicated for me to review. It tells a story of how the author's professor, who was also a priest, mentor and department chair, chose and stalked his prey, a young woman eager to learn. There were several insights about harassment and abuse that I gleaned from the book...

    This book is a testament to the voices of sexual harassment victims that are silenced every day! Freitas was a bright-eyed PhD candidate at Georgetown who was inspired and passionate about her future as a professor when her life started to take a dark turn. Eager to get the most out...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it. A powerful memoir about a young woman's toxic relationship with her ...

    While I appreciate the fact this is an intelligent young woman who experienced what she deemed as 'unwanted' actions from a man I cannot understand the notion of still classifying oneself as a victim. For those of us who lived through abuse as in my case with a malignant narcissist an...

    Donna Freitas is in graduate school, working towards her goals, while being stalked by her professor - who is also a priest. This is a telling memoir that helps us to understand how innocently a bad situation can start and how fast it can spiral out of control. It's also gives us a...

    This was a really difficult book to read and will be difficult to review. The author describes her experiences in graduate school where she was harassed and stalked by one of her professors. This professor, despite being an esteemed scholar, a department chair and a Catholic priest, to...

    Consent by Donna Frieitas is a must-read. In this case, the perpetrator was a professor, a teacher of the most eminent rank. With his social distinction, he taught Frieitas the meaning of how one moment of recollection leads to a recrudescence of the event and the pain that's associate...

    I couldn?t put this down. Just read it. ...

    So excited to win this on a Goodreads Giveaway! Review to come... ...

    The stalker-Priest/Professor didn't get violent or sexual in his harassment; yet it's crazy how he just didn't get it. Most people get the hint when someone stops returning your calls and keeps refusing your invitations; when someone avoids you, it becomes apparent that you should move...

    Review: I knew going into this it would be an emotional read, but it somehow escaped my knowledge at first that this was an actual memoir. Someone actually lived these words. That knowledge makes these words so much heavier. This was a memoir, but this was written like fiction and t...

    I devoured this book in two days, could not put it down. It's a riveting, gut-wrenching, heartbreaking soul-sharing and manifesto, and no one could read it without feeling immense compassion for, and anger on behalf of, the author. It's clear that living this story, and telling it, req...