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Author: Jaclyn Friedman, Jessica Valenti Narrator: Christie Moreau, Jessica Valenti, Grace Angela Henry, Jaclyn Friedman, Molly Parker Myers, Chloe Cannon, Tanis Parenteau, Carmela Marner, Adiagha Faizah, Ellen Liburt, Kortnee Simmons, Willis Williams, various narrators Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2020 ISBN: 9781549150548
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What would happen if we believed women? A groundbreaking anthology offers a potent rallying cry and theory of change


Harvey Weinstein. Brett Kavanaugh. Jeffrey Epstein. Donald Trump. The most infamous abusers in modern American history are being outed as women speak up to publicly expose behavior that was previously only whispered about -- and it's both making an impact, and sparking a backlash. From the leading, agenda-setting feminist editors of Yes Means Yes, Believe Me brings readers into the evolving landscape of the movement against sexual violence, and outlines how trusting women is the critical foundation for future progress.


In Believe Me, contributors ask and answer the crucial question: What would happen if we didn't just believe women, but acted as though they matter? If we take women's experiences of online harassment seriously, it will transform the internet. If we listen to and center survivors, we could revolutionize our systems of justice. If we believe Black women when they talk about pain, we will save countless lives.


With contributions from many of the most important voices in feminism today, Believe Me is an essential roadmap for the #MeToo era and beyond.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Believe Me is a book that lives up to its title. Jessica Valenti and Jaclyn Friedman have brought together writers, legal experts, actors, advocates, and more, creating both a call to action and a roadmap for a better future -- the future women deserve. It's hard to imagine a more powerful and timely portrait of the moment we're in, and where I hope we're headed. Cecile Richards, co-founder of Supermajority and former president of Planned Parenthood
  • A fierce, necessary volume of truth, accountability, and prognostication from a roster of the most fearless and perceptive writers working today. Believe Me feels like therapy to anyone who has been paying attention. Lindy West
  • In this urgent essay collection, feminist activists Valenti and Friedman bring together a diverse range of contributors to make the case for 'a simple but radical trust in women' ... Consistently well-written and soundly reasoned, these essays persuasively cast the tendency to doubt women as one of America's greatest social ills ... an illuminating call to action. Publishers Weekly

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About the Author

Jessica Valenti is the author of multiple books on feminism and politics, and editor of the anthology Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World without Rape. The founder of Feministing.com and a columnist for the Guardian US, her articles have topped the most-read lists at the Atlantic, the Washington Post, the Nation, and the Guardian US. She has also written for the New York Times, Salon, American Prospect, Bitch, Ms. Magazine, and the Toast. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.

About the Narrators

Christie Moreau is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.

Grace Angela Henry, a native New Yorker, has traveled the world working in the education field after studying at Tufts University as well as working for numerous international NGOs including CARE. She continues to work for nonprofits while also pursuing her love of acting in commercials, voice over and narration.

Jaclyn Friedman is a writer, performer, activist, and the editor of the hit book Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World without Rape, which was named one of Publishers’ Weekly’s Top 100 Books of 2009. She was named one of 2009’s Top 40 Progressive Leaders under 40 by the New Leaders Council. She is a popular speaker on campuses and at conferences and has been a guest on BBC World Have Your Say, Democracy Now, To the Contrary, and numerous other radio and television shows. Her commentary has appeared in outlets including CNN, the Washington Post, Nation, Jezebel, Feministing.com, American Prospect, Bitch, AlterNet, and the Huffington Post.

Molly Parker Meyers is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.

Chloe Cannon is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.

Cassandra Campbell has won multiple Audie Awards, Earphones Awards, and the prestigious Odyssey Award for narration. She was been named a “Best Voice” by AudioFile magazine and in 2018 was inducted in Audible’s inaugural Narrator Hall of Fame.