Assume nothing : a story of intimate violence / Tanya Selvaratnam.
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|Covington Branch||362.8292 S469a 2021 (Text)||33126024092243||New Adult Nonfiction||Available||-|
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- ISBN: 9780063059900
- ISBN: 0063059908
- Physical Description: xviii, 250 pages ; 24 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 
- Copyright: ©2021
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-250)
|Formatted Contents Note:||
The fairy tale -- Entrap -- Isolate -- Control -- Demean -- Abuse -- The nightmare -- What is intimate violence? -- Extraction -- The pattern -- Coming forward -- The roller coaster -- The fallout -- The lesson -- Moving forward -- Coda (six months later) -- Epilogue.
An award-winning filmmaker recounts the intimate abuse she suffered from former New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, using her story as a prism to examine the domestic violence crisis plaguing America.
When Tanya Selvaratnam met then New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman at the Democratic National Convention in July 2016, they seemed like the perfect match. Behind closed doors, however, Schneiderman became controlling, mean, and manipulative. He drank heavily and used sedatives. Sex turned violent, and he called Tanya-- who was born in Sri Lanka and grew up in Southern California-- his 'brown slave'. Tanya knew the signs of domestic violence, and had not seen herself as vulnerable, but became trapped in a violent relationship with one of the most powerful men in New York. Here she describes how she found the strength to leave-- and how she reclaimed her freedom and her voice. -- adapted from jacket
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