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Story Circle Book Reviews: Denial “a gripping memoir”

In Denial, Review on May 31, 2011 at 4:08 pm

“[Jessica] Stern’s raw unleashing of thought and feeling communicates the book’s message forcefully: that violence is begotten of shame and is always a kind of revenge—even when it is misplaced and directed at an “aggressively innocent” girl.” Read the entire review here.


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Readers respond to “Denial”

In Denial on May 19, 2011 at 1:03 am

Readers have been sending letters on how “Denial: A Memoir of Terror” has affected their lives. Read some of the letters to Jessica here.

For ways to contact Jessica, click here.

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DENIAL is one of 2010’s Best Nonfiction

In Denial, News, Praise, Review on March 9, 2011 at 3:56 pm

The Washington Post and both hailed “DENIAL:A MEMOIR OF TERROR” as one of the best nonfiction books of 2010. Read the details here (WaPo) and here (Cleveland).

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TIME on Jessica’s Terror and Trauma

In Denial, Interview on November 18, 2010 at 12:58 am

Maia Szalavitz (TIME) converses with Jessica Stern about her pursuit to uncover the almost forgotten details of a childhood trauma that exposed the denial that gripped a community. The story is retold in Jessica’s latest book, “DENIAL: A Memoir of Terror.”

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Jessica’s interview with Five Books

In Denial, Interview on November 8, 2010 at 12:23 pm

Five Books (The Best Five Books on Everything) interviewed Jessica Stern on Denial, PTSD, and the effect of her childhood trauma to her expertise on terrorism today. Coming out on November 9.

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Danish Press looks at “Denial”

In Denial, Interview, News on November 1, 2010 at 4:56 pm

The past week saw Danish press giving “Denial: A Memoir of Terror” a closer look. Click on the following links for the features:

Weekendavisen (will open in .pdf format)

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More praises for Denial

In Denial, Review on September 7, 2010 at 10:59 pm

Book critics continue to give praises for “Denial: A Memoir of Terror,” recommending it to anyone trying to understand PTSD (Read Another review in The Roanoke Times says Jessisca Stern implodes its foundations “with the passion of the forever marked.”

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Washingtonian review echoes Denial is unflinching

In Denial, Review on August 31, 2010 at 9:14 pm

The August edition of Washingtonian Magazine echoes the observation made by other critics that Denial: A Memoir of Terror is an unflinching memoir.

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British newspaper features “Denial”

In Denial on August 30, 2010 at 10:55 pm

British newspaper The Guardian puts a spotlight on “Denial: A Memoir of Terror” and delves into how Jessica came face to face with her interest in terrorism and her own trauma.

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Unflinching memoir

In Denial, Review on August 16, 2010 at 1:33 pm

The Philadelphia Tribune looks into an “intense and honest examination of an unsolved brutal rape” retold in Denial: A Memoir of Terror and discovers how trauma can influence its own victims.

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