January 21, 2020 Book Review

What a Body Remembers: A Memoir of Sexual Assault and Its Aftermath

By Karen Stefano, Rare Bird Books, 312 pages, 2019, 978-1947856950

Reviewed by Robert Costello

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On a summer night in 1984, I left my uniformed patrol job at the UC Berkeley Police Department and walked home alone in darkness. I was a 19-year-old sophomore. At the threshold of my apartment a man assaulted me at knifepoint. After a soul-chilling struggle, I managed to escape and call 911. Police caught my assailant, I identified him, and he was arrested.

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