11 Mar 2021Ended

Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Talk with Tanya Selvaratnam and Carrie Mae Weems


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Sensitive and nuanced, written with the gripping power of a dark psychological thriller, Assume Nothing details how Tanya’s relationship devolved .. Read more into abuse, how she found the strength to leave—risking her career, reputation, and life—and how she reclaimed her freedom and her voice. 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, Tanya’s life was anything but ideal. Twenty-five percent of women in America are victims of domestic abuse. Growing up, she witnessed her father physically and emotionally abuse her mother. Tanya knew the patterns and signs of domestic violence, and did not see herself as remotely vulnerable. Yet what seemed impossible was suddenly a terrifying reality: she was trapped in a violent relationship with one of the most powerful men in New York.

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