Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Woman Who Wasn't There

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

Where were you on September 11, 2001?

This is a question that every American can answer, whether you lived a block from the twin towers or states away. The loss on that day was felt by all of us, but especially by those who were in the towers or had loved ones in those towers. Tania Head was a survivor, who shared her story with the world...or was she?

The Woman Who Wasn't There was an incredibly fascinating story. Tania has one of the most heart-wrenching stories that I've ever heard, from 9/11. Her life is like a wreck on the freeway, it's horrific and ugly and will bring you to tears, but you can't help but watch. I could not put this book down until I had reached the end. And I'm still shaking my head at the sheer madness of it all. Who would do such a thing? WHY would you do such a thing? I have so.many. questions for Tania. And you will too, I'm sure.

"The astounding story of Tania Head, whose heartrending account of surviving the World Trade Center attacks made her a celebrity—until it all turned out to be an elaborate hoax.

It was a tale of loss and recovery, of courage and sorrow, of horror and inspiration. Tania Head’s astonishing account of her experience on September 11, 2001—from crawling through the carnage and chaos to escaping the seventy-eighth-floor sky lobby of the burning south tower to losing her fiancĂ© in the collapsed north tower—transformed her into one of the great victims and heroes of that tragic day.

Tania selflessly took on the responsibility of giving a voice and a direction to the burgeoning World Trade Center Survivors’ Network, helping save the “Survivor Stairway” and leading tours at Ground Zero, including taking then-governor Pataki, Mayor Bloomberg, and former mayor Giuliani on the inaugural tour of the WTC site. She even used her own assets to fund charitable events to help survivors heal. But there was something very wrong with Tania’s story—a terrible secret that would break the hearts and challenge the faith of all those she claimed to champion.

Told with the unique insider perspective and authority of Angelo J. Guglielmo, Jr., a filmmaker shooting a documentary on the efforts of the Survivors’ Network, and previously one of Tania’s closest friends, The Woman Who Wasn’t There is the story of one of the most audacious and bewildering quests for acclaim in recent memory—one that poses fascinating questions about the essence of morality and the human need for connection at any cost."

I received this book in exchange for my honest review!


Odie Langley said...

You made me want to have it in front of me immediately. Will definately look for it. Thanks