Biography, Book Review, Memoir

Exposed: Nevertheless She Persisted by Alicia Curry

When the #MeToo movement went global in fall 2017, the world opened its eyes to the pervasive culture of workplace harassment toward women. While the media focused on abuses at powerful corporations and the Hollywood casting couch, voices of female victims in average American communities remained largely unheard. Exposed reveals, in heartbreaking detail, how the systems that run our local schools and governments can be used to shield aggressors and foster a culture of harassment and abuse.

Throughout her successful career as a school counselor, Alicia Curry earned the respect of her students and colleagues. When her consensual relationship ended with the principal of the school where she was employed, a cycle of harassment and lies emerged in its place. Suddenly, Alicia was plunged into a dizzying world of accusations, depression, isolation, and mistrust. It took the fight of her life to find freedom from a hostile work environment and secure a future for herself and her young daughter.

Writing a book is not a simple thing to do. Writing a book about a particular part in one’s life is even harder. I admire writers who write memoirs, biographies, etc. How can one write something personal and not only grab their reader’s attention, but keep it as well.

This book was an emotional read. I was angry for the author and what she went through. At times, I wanted to throw the book down, but decided to just take a break and read something else. How awful it was for her to go through this. It is sad this is still going on in our world in this day and age.

The writing in this was well done. Sometimes it felt slow, but that was okay given what type of genre this is. You felt like you were there going through this and fighting it with her. There was so much this author went through. I could not believe how much this man got away with.

I recommend this book to anyone who likes nonfiction and memoirs.

*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book, and this is my honest opinion.

I give this book a 4/5

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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