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She Said

De : Jodi Kantor,Megan Twohey
Lu par : Rebecca Lowman,Jodi Kantor,Megan Twohey
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    From the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters who broke the news of Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment and abuse for the New York Times, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, the thrilling untold story of their investigation and its consequences for the #MeToo movement

    On October 5, 2017, the New York Times published an article by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey - and then the world changed. For months, Kantor and Twohey had been having confidential discussions with top actresses, former Weinstein employees, and other sources, learning of disturbing long-buried allegations, some of which had been covered up by onerous legal settlements. The journalists meticulously picked their way through a web of decades-old secret payouts and nondisclosure agreements, pressed some of the most famous women in the world - and some unknown ones - to risk going on the record, and faced down Weinstein, his team of high-priced defenders, and even his private investigators.

    But nothing could have prepared them for what followed the publication of their Weinstein story. Within days, a veritable Pandora's box of sexual harassment and abuse was opened, and women who had suffered in silence for generations began coming forward, trusting that the world would understand their stories. Over the next 12 months, hundreds of men from every walk of life and industry would be outed for mistreating their colleagues. But did too much change - or not enough? Those questions plunged the two journalists into a new phase of reporting and some of their most startling findings yet.

    With superlative detail, insight, and journalistic expertise, Kantor and Twohey take us for the first time into the very heart of this social shift, reliving in real time what it took to get the story and giving an up-close portrait of the forces that hindered and spurred change. They describe the surprising journeys of those who spoke up - for the sake of other women, for future generations, and for themselves - and so changed us all.

    Includes a bonus PDF of the notes from the book.

    PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

    ©2019 Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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    “A binge-read of a book, propelled, for the most part, by a clear, adrenaline-spiking ticktock of how their stories came together, and studded with all manner of new astonishing details.... This is Kantor and Twohey’s story and one everyone should read for a panoply of reasons. By simply recounting their reporting, the two offer a masterful explanation of how a man like Weinstein is allowed to abuse his power and many women for so long in something approaching plain sight.... In many ways, 'She Said' is more significant than 'All the President’s Men,' and not just because journalism is currently under siege, financially and politically, in a way it was not in the 1970s. There was a finite number of people responsible for the crimes of the Nixon administration; the alleged crimes of Harvey Weinstein are also the crimes of our culture, and they continue to be committed every day by many men all around the world. Although now, one hopes, without as much silence, secrecy and cultural complacency.” (Los Angeles Times Review)

    “'She Said,' a new book detailing the astonishing behind-the-scenes of the New York Times’s bombshell Harvey Weinstein exposé, is an instant classic of investigative journalism. If your jaw dropped at the newspaper’s original allegations against the predatory movie mogul, prepare for it to hit the floor as authors Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey recount how they uncovered the story: secret meetings, harrowing phone calls, private text exchanges with A-list actresses agonizing over whether to go on the record. Ashley Judd plays the stoic warrior; Gwyneth Paltrow, the circumspect liaison who tries to help the reporters find other sources.” (Monica Hesse, The Washington Post

    She Said, the journalists’ clear-eyed record of that effort, reads at some moments as a thriller, and at others as an indictment of a system full of rot. But it is ultimately about the women, bonded in their pain, who refused to be silent any longer.” (The Atlantic

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    • JC
    • 14/09/2019

    Great until the Kavanaugh tangent

    I would have given this 5 stars except I couldn't understand why it took such a jolting turn and went off on the Kavanaugh tangent. Up until then I was hooked, but I thought I was suddenly listening to an entirely new book. It should have been saved for another day. Better to have further explored Weinstein and the powerless he preyed upon, especially digging more into how he was able to hide in plain sight in an industry that is under such constant media scrutiny. I would have liked to have read about how Weinstein worked film journalists, which he was a master of, as well as agents and how that may have delayed his day of reckoning. How does such an open secret survive in the industry, and will Hollywood really change or revert back to the way it was after paying #MeToo lip service?

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    • Steve Tunley
    • 11/09/2019

    An Incredible Story

    All The Presidents Men for the 21st century. This book is a masterpiece of investigative journalism.

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    • Jay Zenz
    • 28/09/2019

    This is why valid complaints fail to be believed

    The coverage of Weinstein came across as credible, believable. Then when it circled back to Trump, Clarence Thomas and Brett Cavanaugh the whole book began to read like political propaganda for attacking the right.
    Do I believe there were inappropriate actions towards women? Most likely, yes. However, the authors made a point of only addressing conservative political figures and their history of alleged transgressions.
    In addition, sensationalized statements such as not being able to change the date of surgery, unwillingness to fly, PTSD, “the future of our country,” all began to feel as though this was less about reporting facts and determining appropriate consequences and more of a melodramatic, soap-opera-styled witch hunt.
    Could Cavanaugh have “grind” up against a girl while they were both teens, drunk at a party? Yes, very possible. Is that acceptable? Absolutely not. However, would I crucify a teen for poor judgment? Absolutely not. The punishment must fit the crime. This was never raised in the book.
    Sadly, the over reaching efforts to criminalize the Republican politicians lead me to feel this literature was meant more to demonize the right in leu of addressing truly vile behavior such as that of Weinstein’s.
    As a citizen who is exasperated by the despicable behavior of both political parties, this made me feel as though it was propaganda thinly veiled by the cover story of Weinstein.
    Cavanaugh’s actions and Weinstein’s do not belong in the same context of criminal severity discussions. By doing so, as a reader, the story began to loose its credibility and made me sympathize for the countless victims of TRULY violent crimes.
    Despite my displeasure in the direction of the story, I do feel the investigative journalism on behalf of the reporters was commendable and I thank them for their substantial efforts.

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    • golf girl
    • 26/09/2019

    Wanted to hear about Weinstein not trump

    Book was ok on the portion of the Weinstein story, which was why I bought it, but got a little too much off track for me into Trump and Kavanaugh. Not what I wanted from NY Times reporters

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    • G. Rose
    • 22/09/2019

    This book matters

    “She Said” takes us on a narrative journey through a series of remarkable feats of reporting, which collectively helped to shift the public dialogue in fundamental ways. Furthermore, She Said reads like a thriller!

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    • 19/12/2019

    Journalism handled with sensitivity

    Yes, these two were hot on the trail of a good story, but the two reporters also understood the sensitivity of this issue all around. Admitting to being a victim isn't easy at all, especially for powerful women in the movie-making business. Kantor and Twohey understood this, and pushed them JUST the right amount to get the story out. As is true of most good journalism, there is fear and foreboding the day, the hour, the minute before a major story is published, but almost immediately, there is an explosion of response. When the truth is aired, all parties (except the guilty one) breathe easier. I admire the two women immensely for telling the story of a sexual predator who degraded and assaulted women without thought, but I also give my kudos to the New York Times for allowing them latitude in reporting, and for giving them the time and resources to go after the story. As a lifelong journalist, I know of the constant push for copy to fill the website and the print product. This book gives the back story for how to be a journalist. Yes, it's full of details of this horrid story, but more than that, it's a textbook for investigative reporting. Thank you for your work, Jodi and Megan.

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    • B. Rowley
    • 16/12/2019

    A must read or listen

    This is a thriller, an analysis, an expose and an a vital read today as journalist are under attack. Don’t think you know this story, or you don’t want to read something lurid about creepy men. This is, to paraphrase the book, a story about how we have nothing to fear when we have facts and the rule of law behind us. So yes, it’s also a cautionary tale these days. Narration is clear and the narrative is never boring.

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    • Lifeisshort
    • 15/09/2019

    Comprehensive

    Gets too bogged down in the details at times but tells the story of the Harvey Weinstein investigation quite well as well as touching on Trump, Cosby, and several others. It was particularly a good point that if they were able to get a few women to go "on the record" and they were able to get the story out it would bring an avalanche of other women saying "me too;" this was exactly what happened to the longtime serial abuser. It also pulled back the cloak of attorney's Gloria Allred and Lisa Bloom who have made a killing protecting men like Bill O'Reilly, by crafting non disclosure agreements that protected the abusers and muzzled the abused. This is the story that brings hope to women by chronicling the number of powerful men who finally had to pay the price. It also points out how far is left to go with Donald Trump in the White House and Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court.

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    • Elisabeth Friedman
    • 12/09/2019

    Must read story behind the story

    All The President’s Men. Spotlight. She Said.
    The great investigative journalism thrillers. Great writing. Great read.

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    • S. Johnson
    • 18/12/2019

    Fantastic and incredibly powerful

    I read this right after Ronan Farrow’s “Catch and Kill” and wasn’t sure how it could compare to what I also thought was a great book. I couldn’t have been more wrong. It covers some similar topics but with more of an eye to the role lawyers have played in protecting powerful men for decades and throughout the “Me Too” movement. The story itself was a good read, but nothing was better than the epilogue, a group interview with many of the women who have become the face of “Me Too.” It takes you away from just reading a story of what these women went through and gives you real perspective into what it was like to come forward and, more importantly, the aftermath.

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    • KS&Jones
    • 06/11/2019

    Akribische Aufzeichnung des Kampfes gg. Weinstein

    Unglaubliche Geschichte über den Kampf gegen ein übermächtiges System des Schweigens. Akribisch und detailreich erzählt. Etwas anstrengend zum Mitverfolgen.

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    • 20/01/2023

    Great Story!

    What a great story!
    All my respects to the women who came forward, thank you to the journalists for their hard work, to the lawyers - especially the ones who helped Christine Blasey Ford on a pro bono basis AND paid for her lie-detector test and all the other females and males who helped!

    Unfortunately there still are way too many misogynists, pashas and Chauvinists around and women who subserviently tend to their whims and needs….
    They only can be put in place - EQUALS to women - if women insist.
    And that‘s probably the main problem…

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    • EdP
    • 17/12/2019

    indispensable to understand why time MUST be UP !

    This book is indispensable to understand the complexity of a culture of sexual harassment, how it is perpetuated, why it must be broken, and how.

    Kantor and Twohey did a great and important work of investigative journalism, which was rewarded with a Pulitzer prize. "She said" explains how of this investigative work was processed and shaped, with a great focus on the women who had the courage to speak up.

    The sensitive and careful story-telling shows respect to these brave women, their stories, and their struggles - their *lives*. It perfectly balances the empathy of the authors' for these women and the mandatory detached/professional approach which is the cornerstone of unimpeachable journalistic work.

    The book has very much its own "voice" (perfectly rendered by Lowman) and I found myself captivated until the climatic ending. I finished this book with a deep respect for Kantor and Twohey and most of all great empathy with and gratitude to the women who spoke up.