Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Book Review - Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow


 Pick an issue, any issue these days.   Black  Lives Matter.  Covid.  And just think, not too long ago Me Too was a "thing".  Well, it is still a thing along with any and all concerns for every American. 

Catch and Kill by  Ronan Farrow is excellent, groundbreaking research that thoroughly uncovered the Harvey Weinstein sexual predator scandal. Protected by wealth, fear, and a conspiracy of silence - shadowy operatives mounted a secret campaign of intimidation, threats, and more to keep this story silent.  (cover blurb)

There was a trail of clues, revealed corruptions and cover-ups from Hollywood to Washington and beyond. 

Harvey Weinstein, Donald Trump (!  - seriously scum), Matt Lauer - so many men, so many women with stories - truly amazing, sad, awe-inspiring in regards to the women who came forward. This book reflects many years of abuse that is beyond ridiculous and frankly, unacceptable.  Me Too has a lot of work to do, but this is a grand start. 

cover blurb - Both a spy thriller and a meticulous work of investigative journalism, Catch and Kill breaks devastating new stories about the rampant abuse of power and sheds far-reaching light on investigations that shook our culture. 

Really good read.  And I truly hope for the sake of Ray and my grandkids - all girls - Abby, Makyla, Skylar, and Dakota - that they do NOT ever have to go through anything like this. They should be treated with dignity in the workplace, treated fair and square.  Life SHOULD be an equal playing field . And SHAME on those who do not honor such. 


12 comments:

  1. Oh my. I just put this on my TBR list. Thanks, Joanne.

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    1. quite the eye opening read with good reporting.

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  2. An excellent review Joanne, Thanks for sharing.

    Take care.
    Yvonne.

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  3. I may just read this one, showed my mom the review and she agreed (at the end). thanks for the review! love!

    -Kyla❤️😁

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    1. Your mom and I might need to chat - I think it's something you should read with her. You are a mature reader, but this is rather adult/graphic at times.

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  4. Sure sounds like a good one that further reveals these scumbags for what they are.

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    1. Oh, it makes my blood boil. What these guys in charge are confident they are "owed." It's horrible.

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  5. Thank goodness the truth keeps getting exposed. There's always too much work to do, isn't there, Joanne?
    You're always so principled, keeping a focus on what's most important. Thank you for that.

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    1. Oh I mix it up, but this book has been on my list for awhile and it did not disappoint. I feel that sources were checked and double checked - this was real and serious reporting.

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  6. Hi Joanne - thanks for review - I've had enough of them ... so will not be reading the book ... but quite understand what it's about. No doubt I'll pick it up at some stage - I've no doubt.

    I so agree with you ... thanks for writing it up for us - all the best - Hilary

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    1. thanks - glad you liked this review. The book can be quite intense but it's good it's out there.

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