FYI Book Group

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Dates, times, and locations vary
Contact Name: 
Kaite Stover
Contact Phone: 
816 701 3683

The Kansas City Public Library coordinates this book group in partnership with The Kansas City Star. FYI Book Group discussions will be published in summary form in a later edition of The Star’s FYI section.

Dates, times, and locations of discussions vary. Selected titles are listed approximately one month prior to each group meeting.

RSVPs are required. Email us to reserve a copy of the book.


Things We Didn't Talk About When I Was a Girl

by Jeannie Vanasco


Saturday, March 14, 2020
1 p.m.
UMKC Women's Center
, 105 Haag Hall, 5100 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110 (map)

***Due to public health concerns related to the coronavirus, this discussion will now take place virtually using UMKC's Zoom meeting service. Anyone can join in the discussion using the steps below.***

We will start around 1 p.m. Jeanne Vanasco will be joining us around 1:45 p.m. to take your questions.

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Read more in the Star:
She wanted to write about the night she was raped. So she interviewed her rapist.


Things We Didn't Talk About When I Was a Girl
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Program: 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Towson University’s Jeannie Vanasco discussed her new book, which walks readers through her lingering trauma, feelings of betrayal, and need for accountability more than a decade her rape by a close friend from high school. Setting the #MeToo-era memoir apart: She also gives voice to her attacker, who spoke to Vanasco at length.

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