The Girl: A Life in the Shadow of Roman Polanski (Hardcover)
A Life in the Shadow of Roman Polanski
Atria Books, 9781476716831, 265pp.
Publication Date: September 17, 2013
Praise For The Girl: A Life in the Shadow of Roman Polanski…
“This book is a total surprise. After decades of hearing about ‘the Roman Polanski rape case’ via third-hand reporting and ossified assumptions, here is the startlingly fresh, personal account from the young woman who lived through it, only to be set upon by the American legal system. Witty, snarky -- but also precise and thoughtfully observant not only about herself but also the mores and culture of a very different time -- Samantha Geimer is a reflective guide as she humanely tells of a complex violation that hurt but didn't defeat her.
-Sheila Weller, author of the New York Times bestseller Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--and the Journey of a Generation
"Disarmingly honest and intensely personal, The Girl is a fascinating memoir: the absence of self-pity and frankness with which it is told is as shocking as the story itself."
-Portia de Rossi, author of the New York Times bestseller Unbearable Lightness
"Sex, youth, and power have always fueled Hollywood and, as this book proves, never with more combustible results than in the story of Roman and Samantha. The Girl is a pleasure to read."
-Joe Eszterhas, New York Times bestselling author of American Rhapsody and Hollywood Animal