Jessica Stern

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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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Greater Boston picks Denial as non-fiction summer read

In Denial, News, Praise on July 4, 2010 at 11:23 am

Its another winner, Emily Rooney says of “Denial: A Memoir of Terror,” when author Author Amy McKinnon selects Jessica’s memoir as the non-fiction book to read this summer. Hear more about it on Greater Boston with Emily Rooney (July 1).

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Jessica Stern layers her memoir with brilliance –

In Denial, News, Praise, Review on June 28, 2010 at 1:46 pm

Karen Long writes in cleveland .com that Jessica’s deep understanding of terror and terrorism, brings a new slant to Germaine Greer’s essential definition “of a feminist as somebody who knew that every war left rape and prostitution in its wake. Every war.”

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5 reviews on Denial

In Denial, Praise, Review on June 24, 2010 at 2:54 pm

Friends from all over took the time to read and review Denial:

Musings of a Book Addict
Dreamworld Book Reviews
Bound to be Bookish
The Girl from the Ghetto

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Review from

In Denial, Praise on May 19, 2010 at 3:49 pm

Dave Stancliff, a columnist, blogger and Vietnam Vet who is service-connected for PTSD, read an early copy of DENIAL. “There’s nothing predictable in this book, which makes it an absorbing read. The underlining message of Jessica’s story is how seductive denial can be. I picked the book up one evening and read the entire thing. I didn’t mind staying up past my normal bedtime to. It was worth it. I recommend this book as an easy and exciting read on a complex subject.” Read his full review at

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Kirkus Reviews

In Denial, Praise on April 29, 2010 at 12:26 pm

Kirkus Reviews calls DENIAL “A disturbing, captivating memoir… Most moving is the author’s contemplation of denial itself, and its effect of re-victimizing the victim…She successfully unearths difficult emotional terrain without sinking into utter subjectivity and maintains an orderly progression without becoming clinical.”

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Starred Review from PW

In Denial, Praise on April 26, 2010 at 12:23 pm

Publishers Weekly gave DENIAL a starred review!  “Stern’s work is a strong, clear-eyed, elucidating study of the profound reverberations of trauma.”

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Praise for DENIAL from Eliza Griswold

In Denial, Praise on April 16, 2010 at 10:20 am

Poet reporter Eliza Griswold said this about Denial: “This book will allow people into parts of themselves they did not have access to, or even knew they had…For anyone who has lived at proximity to violence, it is one of the most necessary accounts of our time.” Read the full blurb and more quotes.

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Praise for DENIAL from Susan Willett Bird

In Denial, Praise on March 8, 2010 at 7:27 am

Susan Willett Bird, Founder & CEO of Wf360 – The Creators of Brandversation™, recently read an advance copy of DENIAL and said, “Extraordinary.  I am speechless.  This book is truly important.  It will change—at least help heal—lives.”

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A Starred Review from Booklist

In Denial, Praise on March 5, 2010 at 2:04 pm

For DENIAL: “Wonderfully compassionate, absorbing reading for anyone.”

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