Come discover one of the most powerful books of the year at the launch party for Zoe Zolbrod's memoir, The Telling.
Zoe Zolbrod remained silent about her early childhood molestation for nearly a decade. Through a kaleidoscopic series of experiences, The Telling traces Zolbod’s evolving sexuality, her relationships with men, and the cultivation of her motherhood in the shadow of her childhood sexual abuse. Bolstered with research, Zolbrod argues passionately for the empowerment of sexual abuse victims and the courage it takes to talk about this kind of abuse. The Telling is an intimate examination of one woman's reckoning with a past she can't always explain and a life lived in search for the right words. Zoe Zolbrod's work has appeared in Salon, the Nervous Breakdown, and the Rumpus, where she serves as the Sunday Editor. Her debut novel Currency won a 2010 Nobbie Award and received an honorable mention from Friends of American Writers. Zoe Zolbrod studied at both Oberlin and the University of Illinois at Chicago and has been a Senior Editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Zolbrod lives in Evanston with her husband and children.