The inside story of how serial predator Larry Nassar got away with abusing hundreds of gymnasts for decades—and how a team of brave women banded together to bring him down.We think of Larry Nassar as the despicable sexual predator of Olympic gymnasts—but there is an astonishing, untold story. For decades, in a small-town gym in Michigan, he honed his manipulations on generations of aspiring gymnasts. Kids from the neighborhood. Girls with hopes of a college scholarship. Athletes and parents with a dream. In The Girls, these brave women for the first time describe Nassar's increasingly bold predations through the years, recount their warning calls unheeded, and demonstrate their resiliency in the face of a nightmare. The Girls is a profound exploration of trust, ambition, betrayal, and self-discovery. Award-winning journalist Abigail Pesta unveils this deeply reported narrative at a time when the nation is wrestling with the implications of the MeToo movement. How do the women who grew up with Nassar reconcile the monster in the news with the man they once trusted? In The Girls, we learn that their answers to that wrenching question are as rich, insightful, and varied as the human experience itself.
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by Iris Johansen
by Richard Powers
by Jack Skillingstead
by Cara Black
by Iris Johansen, Roy Johansen
by Terry Goodkind
by Paul La Farge
by Dara Horn
by Maureen Joyce Connolly
by C.J. Lyons
"Narrator Elisabeth Rodgers delivers a serious and emotional account of the events surrounding convicted child molester Dr. Larry Nassar. Rodgers details author Abigail Pesta's thorough reporting about the specific instances of abuse that Nassar inflicted on dozens of female gymnasts. Rodgers tells the stories of those survivors appropriately, letting the gravity of Nassar's actions speak for itself. In particular, her portrayal of the presiding judge during the emotional victim-impact statements is especially strong. Pesta's work honors the survivors, and Rodgers's narration reflects that respect. M.B. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"
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