The Woman Who Wasn't There: The True Story of an Incredible Deception

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Price
$16.99
Publisher
Atria Books
Publish Date
Pages
295
Dimensions
5.6 X 0.81 X 8.27 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781451652093
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About the Author

Robin Gaby Fisher is the author of the New York Times bestseller After the Fire. She is a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing and a member of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team. She teaches narrative journalism at Rutgers University.

Angelo J. Guglielmo, Jr., is the award-winning director of the documentary The Woman Who Wasn't There, produced by Meredith Vieira Productions. Visit TheWomanWhoWasntThere.com.

Reviews

"I finished reading this book weeks ago, but I can't put it down. It continues to haunt me and it will you as well. A story impossible to believe...except it's all true."--Meredith Vieira
"Not since Professor Harold Hill in The Music Man has a con been portrayed in such an empathetic and yet unsparing manner. At the end of Fisher and Guglielmo's masterfully nuanced portrait, Tania Head's deception of the survivors becomes understandable -- even as it remains unforgivable -- as a remarkable outgrowth of the capacity of the human psyche to deceive others by deceiving itself first."--John J. Farmer, Jr., former Senior Counsel and Team Leader to the 9/11 Commission and author of The Ground Truth: The Untold Story of America Under Attack on 9/11
"Through the prism of a virtually inconceivable web of lies, Robin Gay Fisher and Angelo J. Guglielmo, Jr. offer deep and compassionate insight into the true legacy of pain, guilt, and existential challenges facing those who experienced and lived through the terror of the September 11 attacks."--Alice M. Greenwald, Director, National September 11 Memorial Museum
"Thought provoking, heart wrenching, and unbelievable - if it weren't completely true. Even knowing the outcome, I could not put the book down, awed by the stunning impact of one woman on so many lives. Tania's story embodies the quote "On 9-11 the best of humanity met the worst of humanity." I could feel the shock, the pain and the struggle the survivors suffered at the hands of a very disturbed woman."--Marian Fontana, author of the New York Times bestseller A Widow's Walk
"Alternately heartbreaking and horrifying, The Woman Who Wasn't There is a compelling real-life mystery as disturbing as a psychological thriller. The depths of Tania Head's deception hit me like a punch in the gut."--Terence Winter, Creator & Executive Producer, Boardwalk Empire
"Taut and riveting as a mystery novel, except that it's all true. The tale of Tania Head, the 'celebrity survivor' is a fascinating psychological study of the best and worst of human nature. In their deft, compelling narrative, Robin Gaby Fisher and Angelo J. Guglielmo, Jr. slowly, but inexorably, lift the curtain on one of the saddest, senseless, and yet most spectacular frauds in recent history. You will not be able to put this book down until you finish the last sentence, and when you do, you will shake your head in wonder."--Amy Ellis Nut, author of Shadows Bright as Glass and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer for the Star-Ledger
"In this disturbing, riveting reporting of Head's tenure as the face of the survivor movement, Fisher (After the Fire) and Guglielmo (a filmmaker) depict a woman who inspires anger and heartbreak but also admiration."--Publisher's Weekly
"A riveting real-life mystery, a probe into the inner depths of humanity. This is a page-turner for every American."--The Star Tribune