Give Me Everything You Have (Paperback)
On Being Stalked
Picador, 9781250043573, 224pp.
Publication Date: February 4, 2014
A TRUE STORY OF OBSESSIVE LOVE TURNING TO OBSESSIVE HATE IN THE CRUCIBLE OF THE DIGITAL AGE
Give Me Everything You Have chronicles author James Lasdun's strange and harrowing ordeal at the hands of a former student, a self-styled "verbal terrorist," who began trying, in her words, to "ruin him." Hate mail, online postings, and public accusations of plagiarism and sexual misconduct were her weapons of choice and, as with more conventional terrorist weapons, proved remarkably difficult to combat. James Lasdun's account, while terrifying, is told with compassion and humor, and brilliantly succeeds in turning a highly personal story into a profound meditation on subjects as varied as madness, race, Middle East politics, and the meaning of honor and reputation in the Internet age.
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Praise For Give Me Everything You Have: On Being Stalked…
“Smart, rigorous, and beautifully written.” —The New York Times
“A fierce and compelling memoir.” —Maureen Corrigan, NPR's Fresh Air
“This must be the most informative, the most insightful, and the most beautifully written of any account from the victim's perspective of what has come to be called cyberbullying.” —Joyce Carol Oates
“One of those books that made me grateful for subway delays, so much did I want the excuse to keep reading it....A rigorous and moving and very elegantly wrought examination of obsession, relentlessness, power, envy, and ambition.” —Rebecca Mead, NewYorker.com's Page-Turner
“Fascinating and eminently readable...An astute meditation on anti-Semitism, online harassment, the nature of obsession, and the power of the written word....[Lasdun's] measured narrative has the suspense of a psychological thriller.” —The Economist