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Author Selvaratnam, Tanya, author.

Title Assume nothing : a story of intimate violence / Tanya Selvaratnam.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2021]
©2021

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 Bloomfield, McMahon Wintonbury Library - Adult Department  BIOG. SELVARATNAM, T.    In Transit
 Manchester, Main Library - New Materials  B SELVARATNAM, TANYA    In Processing
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  362.8292 SELVARATNAM    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  362.82 SEL    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - New Materials  362.8292 SELVARATNAM    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction  362.82 SEL    Check Shelf
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Edition First edition.
Description xviii, 250 pages ; 24 cm
Summary An award-winning filmmaker recounts the intimate abuse she suffered from former New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, using her story as a prism to examine the domestic violence crisis plaguing America.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [231]-250).
Contents The fairy tale -- Entrap -- Isolate -- Control -- Demean -- Abuse -- The nightmare -- What is intimate violence? -- Extraction -- The pattern -- Coming forward -- The roller coaster -- The fallout -- The lesson -- Moving forward -- Coda (six months later) -- Epilogue.
Summary When Tanya Selvaratnam met then New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman at the Democratic National Convention in July 2016, they seemed like the perfect match. Behind closed doors, however, Schneiderman became controlling, mean, and manipulative. He drank heavily and used sedatives. Sex turned violent, and he called Tanya-- who was born in Sri Lanka and grew up in Southern California-- his 'brown slave.' Tanya knew the signs of domestic violence, and had not seen herself as vulnerable, but became trapped in a violent relationship with one of the most powerful men in New York. Here she describes how she found the strength to leave-- and how she reclaimed her freedom and her voice. -- adapted from jacket
Subject Selvaratnam, Tanya.
Schneiderman, Eric T., 1954-
Abused women -- United States -- Biography.9780063059900
Intimate partner violence -- United States.
Abusive men -- United States.
Abused women. (OCoLC)fst00794870
Abusive men. (OCoLC)fst00794903
Intimate partner violence. (OCoLC)fst01747311
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Autobiographies. (OCoLC)fst01919894
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
ISBN 9780063059900
0063059908
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