Truth and Repair: How Trauma Survivors Envision Justice Audiobook, by Judith L. Herman Play Audiobook Sample

Truth and Repair: How Trauma Survivors Envision Justice Audiobook

Truth and Repair: How Trauma Survivors Envision Justice Audiobook, by Judith L. Herman Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Stacey Glemboski Publisher: Basic Books Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: March 2023 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781549139499

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Longest Chapter Length:

63:44 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

34 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

30:34 minutes

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Publisher Description

From one of America’s most influential psychiatrists, a powerful manifesto for reimagining justice, based on the testimony of trauma survivors


The #MeToo movement brought worldwide attention to sexual violence, but while the media focused on the fates of a few notorious predators who were put on trial, we heard far less about the outcomes of those trials for the survivors of their abuse. 


The conventional retributive process fails to serve most survivors; it was never designed for them. Renowned trauma expert Judith L. Herman argues that the first step toward a better form of justice is simply to ask survivors what would make things as right as possible for them. In Truth and Repair, she commits the radical act of listening to survivors. Recounting their stories, she offers an alternative vision of justice as healing for survivors and their communities. 


Deeply researched and compassionately told, Truth and Repair envisions a new path to justice for all. 

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“This book is a revelation. With careful precision and dogged research, Judith Herman offers us not only a diagnosis of our most pressing social ailments but a prescription for healing. Rarely does a book offer this level of insight, hope, and remedy.”

— Rachel Louise Snyder, author of No Visible Bruises 


  • “Herman’s extraordinary book show[s] that trauma is not just psychological but social, so healing requires empowerment (not shame) and engagement (not silence).” 

    — New York Times
  • “A vital text to understanding the processes that underly trauma, how it unfolds, what it does to victims, and several larger discussions about recovery.”

    — Booklist
  • “An incisive report on the links between patriarchy and gendered violence…The result is a scrupulous and ardent call for change.”

    — Publishers Weekly
  • “A compelling outline of the necessary conditions of personal and collective recovery from trauma.”

    — Kirkus Reviews


  • A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of the Week

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About Judith L. Herman

Judith L. Herman, MD, is the author of three books, Truth and Repair, Trauma and Recovery, and Father-Daughter Incest. She is a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, and is a distinguished life fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. 

About Stacey Glemboski

Stacey Glemboski is a seasoned voice artist and audiobook narrator of many books in the science fiction and young adult fiction genres.