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She Said

Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement
Written by: Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey
Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
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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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  • Steve Tunley
  • 2019-09-11

An Incredible Story

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

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  • James
  • 2019-09-14

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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  • Elisabeth Friedman
  • 2019-09-12

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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  • wondrcat
  • 2019-09-16

A Must-Read for all Young Women and Men!

I would recommend this book to everyone, regardless if they have been the victims of similar crimes. Becoming more aware of how these women felt has helped me in my journey to overcome my feelings of pain and self-doubt. Years ago, when I told my story nobody at my company believed me. I was told it was just “too ugly” of a mess to have to try to clean up. It was recommended that I leave the company, and I did. Hopefully, other women won’t have to suffer because these women spoke out. A special note to the mother who spoke on behalf of her daughter’s sexual assault: Please don’t assume to know how others recover from this crime. Your words are judgmental and hurtful, and do little/nothing to stop the continuation of such behavior.

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  • Christina
  • 2019-09-15

Wow!

I binged through this audiobook in just a few days. I really appreciate learning about all the groundwork and what happened behind the scenes in order to break such an impactful story.

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  • Annelena L.
  • 2019-09-15

Utterly Engrosssing

A detailed, remarkable, and beautifully reported He Done It. And it's a compelling listen, so well narrated by Rebecca Lowman and the authors themselves.

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  • Me & My Girls
  • Va United States
  • 2019-09-15

Comprehensive

Gets too bogged down in the details of investigation 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 serial longtime abuser Weinstein. The authors also made a point of exposing Gloria Allred and Lisa Bloom as jump on the bandwagon feminists who made a living 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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  • catherine barbosa
  • DALLAS, TX, US
  • 2019-09-14

Eye opening

I was one of the people that got a bit fed up with the whole movement for a while, but being able to read more in detail what the investigation take and how the persistence of the reporters accomplished it was flabbergasting to say the least.
I enjoyed the most when they are negotiating the amount of time for Weinstein to make an statement. In a personal note I wake up in the middle of the night around 12:15 ( and I love to sleep) to continue listening to the book because I was hooked. Thank you for give voice to the ones that are afraid of talk.

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  • KV Anderson
  • 2019-09-14

A must-read feminist thriller

I almost didn't buy this because I paid close attention to the Me Too stories and thought this would be retread. It wasn't. It's an engaging backstory for one of the most important movements in U.S. culture, and an inspiring portrait of true feminist collaboration.

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  • Roni Blak
  • los angeles, ca
  • 2019-09-13

Journalism is alive and kicking, Kanter & Twohey prove

An in depth look into the investigation leading up to the publishing of the Weinstein story and the aftermath. If you think you already know the whole story you don’t! A must listen