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L violence for love and relationships and she illustrates the steep personal cost of sexual violence and the obstacles faced by individual survivors in its aftermath Freedman’s book is an urgent call to face this fundamental social problem head on arguing that we cannot continue to ignore the fact that sexual violence against women is rooted in gender ineualities that exist worldwide and must be addressed One Hour in Paris is essential reading for survivors of sexual violence; an invaluable resource for therapists mental health professionals and family members and friends of victims; and a powerful book for anyone interested in issues of gender and social justi. An important memoir for anyone interested in social justice and human rights

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One Hour in Paris

Winner of the 2015 BC National Award for Canadian Non FictionA Globe and Mail Top 100 Book of 2014In this powerful memoir philosopher Karyn L Freedman travels back to a Paris night in 1990 when she was twenty two and in one violent hour her life was changed forever by a brutal rape One Hour in Paris takes the reader on a harrowing yet inspirational journey through suffering and recovery both personal and global We follow Freedman from an apartment in Paris to a French courtroom then from a trauma center in Toronto to a rape clinic in Africa At a time when as many as one in three women in the world have been victims of sexual assault and when many women are still. I firmly believe that Karyn s book will do for rape victims what Magical Thinking did for widowhood it seems like

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Ashamed to come forward Freedman’s book is a moving and essential look at how survivors cope and persevereAt once deeply intimate and terrifyingly universal One Hour in Paris weaves together Freedman’s personal experience with the latest philosophical neuroscientific and psychological insights on what it means to live in a body that has been traumatized Using her background as a philosopher she looks at the history of psychological trauma and draws on recent theories of posttraumatic stress disorder and neuroplasticity to show how recovery from horrific experiences is possible Through frank discussions of sex and intimacy she explores the conseuences of sexua. I feel profound sadness about what Ms Freedman endured and laud her efforts at recovery from extreme trauma Having Edouard Manet universal One Hour in Paris weaves together Freedman’s personal experience with the latest philosophical neuroscientific and psychological insights on what it means to live in a body that has been traumatized Using her background as a philosopher she looks at the history of psychological trauma and draws on recent theories of posttraumatic stress disorder and neuroplasticity to show how recovery from horrific experiences is possible Through frank discussions of sex and intimacy she explores the conseuences of sexua. I feel profound sadness about what Ms Freedman endured and laud her efforts at recovery from extreme trauma Having


10 thoughts on “One Hour in Paris

  1. says:

    If there is any justice Karyn L Freedman’s memoir One Hour in Paris A True Story of Rape and Recovery will be widely celebrated one of the best Canadian nonfiction titles of 2014 In the book’s first chapter Freedman a philosopher and professor at the University of Guelph tells the story of her own experience with rap

  2. says:

    Ms Freedman's effort is a very important contribution to our collective understanding of sexual trauma; it shou

  3. says:

    I firmly believe that Karyn's book will do for rape victims what Magical Thinking did for widowhood it seems like an odd comparison to make But this is such an important book written so beautifully and coherently about a subject that's impossible to talk about for so many reasons all of them valid I don't know a single woman who hasn't fel

  4. says:

    45 stars I am reminded that however much work I do healing from a traumatic experience is never complete This is one of the most significant facts about psychological trauma It is permanent That speaks volumes Sharing this was courageous and

  5. says:

    I received this book through the first reads program This is a very tough book to read Tough but essential It tells the true story of the author's rape in Paris during a trip in Europe and I must warn you it is uite detailed Nonetheless this is not about a victim but about a survivor about how she got through life and l

  6. says:

    I feel profound sadness about what Ms Freedman endured and laud her efforts at recovery from extreme trauma Having said that however I did not find the book about her experience well written The subtleties of the a

  7. says:

    Even taking into account the dark content of this book and the horrifying experience of the author I feel privileg

  8. says:

    If some books feel shallow and lacking focus this is not one of thoseI am astounded at the depth of experience and understanding that the author packed into 186 pages I am thankful for how she shared her twenty year path following one hour of sexual violence This is a brutally honest book that breathes context into a life

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    An important memoir for anyone interested in social justice and human rights

  10. says:

    What an important book that needed to be written So many of us go through trauma and we don'tcan't talk about it No one tells you how to cope or try to heal We just do the best we can on our own downplaying the effects on our physical and menta

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