Nobody's Victim
Nobody's Victim is an unflinching look at a hidden world most people don’t know exists—one of stalking, blackmail, and sexual violence, online and off—and the incredible story of how one lawyer, determined to fight back, turned her own hell into a revolution.    “We are all a moment away from having our life overtaken by somebody hell-bent on our destruction.” That grim reality—gleaned from personal experience and twenty years of trauma work —is a fundamental principle of Carrie Goldberg’s cutting-edge victims’ rights law firm.     Riveting and an essential timely conversation-starter, Nobody's Victim invites readers to join Carrie on the front lines of the war against sexual violence and privacy violations as she fights for revenge porn and sextortion laws, uncovers major Title IX violations, and sues the hell out of tech companies, schools, and powerful sexual predators. Her battleground is the courtroom; her crusade is to transform clients from victims into warriors. In gripping detail, Carrie shares the diabolical ways her clients are attacked and how she, through her unique combination of advocacy, badass relentlessness, risk-taking, and client-empowerment, pursues justice for them all. There are stories about a woman whose ex-boyfriend made fake bomb threats in her name and caused a national panic; a fifteen-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted on school grounds and then suspended when she reported the attack; and a man whose ex-boyfriend used a dating app to send more than 1,200 men to ex's home and work for sex. With breathtaking honesty, Carrie also shares her own shattering story about why she began her work and the uphill battle of building a business. While her clients are a diverse group—from every gender, sexual orientation, age, class, race, religion, occupation, and background—the offenders are not. They are highly predictable. In this book, Carrie offers a taxonomy of the four types of offenders she encounters most often at her firm: assholes, psychos, pervs, and trolls. “If we recognize the patterns of these perpetrators,” she explains, “we know how to fight back.”   Deeply personal yet achingly universal, Nobody's Victim is a bold and much-needed analysis of victim protection in the era of the Internet. This book is an urgent warning of a coming crisis, a predictor of imminent danger, and a weapon to take back control and protect ourselves—both online and off.

Nobody's Victim Details

TitleNobody's Victim
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ReleaseAug 13th, 2019
PublisherPlume
Rating
GenreNonfiction, Feminism, Politics, Adult

Nobody's Victim Review

  • Molly
    January 1, 1970
    I really want to give this book five stars, but the persistent use of "psycho" and crazy" to describe terrible, violent men was a little hard to overlook as someone who is trying to work on improving my language so as not to further stigmatize the mentally ill. The book is a vitally important one, though, as Goldberg writes clearly and passionately about the current legal landscape that sets up women to be victimized and revictimized by cyberstalkers, trolls, and plain old jerks. The resource li I really want to give this book five stars, but the persistent use of "psycho" and crazy" to describe terrible, violent men was a little hard to overlook as someone who is trying to work on improving my language so as not to further stigmatize the mentally ill. The book is a vitally important one, though, as Goldberg writes clearly and passionately about the current legal landscape that sets up women to be victimized and revictimized by cyberstalkers, trolls, and plain old jerks. The resource list in the back should prove invaluable to anyone who is experiencing these kinds of problems, too.
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  • Karen Moll
    January 1, 1970
    If you have ever been the victim of revenge porn, sexual harassment, sextortion, sexual assault, have a friend or family member who has been victim of these crimes, use dating sites, dating apps, have ever made comments anywhere online, you should read this book. Please be aware that reading this book may be triggering for survivors of these crimes. Carrie Goldberg is an attorney who specializes on fighting for victims of these crimes. As a survivor, she speaks about individual’s stories and cur If you have ever been the victim of revenge porn, sexual harassment, sextortion, sexual assault, have a friend or family member who has been victim of these crimes, use dating sites, dating apps, have ever made comments anywhere online, you should read this book. Please be aware that reading this book may be triggering for survivors of these crimes. Carrie Goldberg is an attorney who specializes on fighting for victims of these crimes. As a survivor, she speaks about individual’s stories and current topics with compassion and fight. At the end, Carrie includes an extensive list of resources. I want to purchase this book and leave copies around in public for people to read. This is a topic everyone should be educated further on and this book is an excellent resource. Thank you to Plume and Edelweiss for the advance readers copy in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Donna Hines
    January 1, 1970
    Don't get bitter get better!For me this showed just how damaging releasing trust into the world can become and how to fight fire with fire to get revenge.Sure many of these relationships were quickly consumed.The relationships were often centered upon sexual abuse in general, sexual photos placed online w/o consent, and sexual abuse cases.As a survivor of abuse while I applaud the author for taking these cases to get relief for clients, I'm dismayed at the anger portrayed throughout the book, an Don't get bitter get better!For me this showed just how damaging releasing trust into the world can become and how to fight fire with fire to get revenge.Sure many of these relationships were quickly consumed.The relationships were often centered upon sexual abuse in general, sexual photos placed online w/o consent, and sexual abuse cases.As a survivor of abuse while I applaud the author for taking these cases to get relief for clients, I'm dismayed at the anger portrayed throughout the book, and feel there is some residual tension there from her own past experiences which may not have been fully processed.Believe me having been left bankrupt, homeless w three kids, having no income to support them as child support was in 15k arrears I can relate to the pain.What I'm afraid of is the notion that you can just be BOLD and not follow the law.It's not about revenge as it's about ending the injustices against women.I hope this book will if nothing else create discussion about the loopholes that exists especially with regard to sexting and utilization of sexual photos and or videos without consent online.
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  • Ava Budavari
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you to Leah from Changing Hands Tempe for an early copy of this book!(Before I get into this review I want to state that there are MAJOR content warnings in this book for rape, emotional abuse, physical abuse, childhood sexual abuse, sexual harassment, stalking, cyberstalking, sexploitation, revenge porn, trolling, and suicide. There are real life legal cases involving all of these described in detail in this book, so please be aware, and if you are not in a place where you can read about Thank you to Leah from Changing Hands Tempe for an early copy of this book!(Before I get into this review I want to state that there are MAJOR content warnings in this book for rape, emotional abuse, physical abuse, childhood sexual abuse, sexual harassment, stalking, cyberstalking, sexploitation, revenge porn, trolling, and suicide. There are real life legal cases involving all of these described in detail in this book, so please be aware, and if you are not in a place where you can read about that, please don't).So I don't even know where to start with this book because my thoughts and emotions are in a huge puddle, but in an attempt to sum it up...I loved it. It was one of the most validating books I have read in a long time. I felt really, really seen by Carrie Goldberg and I wish I was aware of her existence years ago, when I had first become a victim of sexual harassment, assault and abuse.I learned so much from this book. Goldberg is a victim rights lawyer, specifically for victims of any kind of sexual violation. There were so many laws I read about that I, as well as most people, wasn't even aware were in existence, both laws that need to be removed and changed through legislation and laws that can actually help you win your case if you ever find yourself to be a victim. This book made me want to become a lawyer, because Carrie Goldberg is exactly the type of lawyer I want to be. She is smart, angry, emotional, takes no bullshit, loves her clients and is their fierce advocate. She made me realize how empowering law and advocacy can be. Even if you don't win every case, your advocacy still makes an impact. Her clients would come to her dejected, having lost all hope, confidence and joy. By the end, they turned into empowered people who were strong and fighters and were able to get their lives back.We aren't taught in regular school how to advocate for and protect ourselves. We aren't taught about the laws that govern society and how they can help our hinder us. We aren't taught how to fight for our lives and know more than the bully that is trying to destroy us. With knowledge of all of this comes power, and that is what I want to do for others as a lawyer. Not only do I want to fight for them, I want to teach them how to fight for themselves. I want to fight for myself.As a survivor, I am validated and empowered. I am fired up and will work my ass off to get into law school and use my law degree to change the world, whether that be through political work, policy, advocacy, something else, or some combination of these things.Carrie Goldberg...thank you.
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  • Bryan Summers
    January 1, 1970
    I finished the book in tears. Get this book and read it!When I was younger, I never used the word evil. The phrase was clearly outdated and judgmental. People were generally well meaning, if wrong. Sometimes they would hurt others, true, but it was either a misunderstanding or in horrible situations, no doubt something that happened in childhood. I'm older now but I use the term evil. For some acts there is no other word.Carrie Goldberg and her law firm specialize in helping victim's of revenge I finished the book in tears. Get this book and read it!When I was younger, I never used the word evil. The phrase was clearly outdated and judgmental. People were generally well meaning, if wrong. Sometimes they would hurt others, true, but it was either a misunderstanding or in horrible situations, no doubt something that happened in childhood. I'm older now but I use the term evil. For some acts there is no other word.Carrie Goldberg and her law firm specialize in helping victim's of revenge porn and online blackmail and extortion. And she and her team are doing God's work. They are helping the most vulnerable.
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  • Sharon S
    January 1, 1970
    This book is a phenomenal reference source for anyone and everyone that has an internet following. I have friends that reach a popular point and always get stalked. The book offers real life shocking experiences with narcisst psychopaths with a goal to ruin your life. There's a list of multiple resources with phone numbers and how to contact specific agencies for help. I found that the most valuable because it's difficult to find the right person or agency when you have a stalker tormenting you. This book is a phenomenal reference source for anyone and everyone that has an internet following. I have friends that reach a popular point and always get stalked. The book offers real life shocking experiences with narcisst psychopaths with a goal to ruin your life. There's a list of multiple resources with phone numbers and how to contact specific agencies for help. I found that the most valuable because it's difficult to find the right person or agency when you have a stalker tormenting you. I have one right now and so glad I found this book, it's helpful for many different situations. But most of all I would say this book is a must read for everyone since I've read that 5 out of every 100 people are sociopaths.
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  • Samantha
    January 1, 1970
    Wow. Nobody's Victim is part memoir, part exploration victim protection in the internet age, and part call to arms. Seriously. there are few things more badass than the lines Goldberg opens her cease and desist letters with. "I represent [my client]. I'll be taking over negotiations from here. Negotiations just ended."It is a difficult book to read. There are predators of every type - pedophiles, white supremacists, rapists. But there is an undercurrent of strength, of fighting for what's right Wow. Nobody's Victim is part memoir, part exploration victim protection in the internet age, and part call to arms. Seriously. there are few things more badass than the lines Goldberg opens her cease and desist letters with. "I represent [my client]. I'll be taking over negotiations from here. Negotiations just ended."It is a difficult book to read. There are predators of every type - pedophiles, white supremacists, rapists. But there is an undercurrent of strength, of fighting for what's right and not giving up. If you want an inside look at how sexual abuse is fought in court and the major impact of the internet on how predators function, this book is a must read. After all, Goldberg is right: "We can battle with the system or fight to change the system... We are an army of warriors. The fight has just begun."
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  • Mary
    January 1, 1970
    I heard about Carrie Goldberg’s new book, Nobody’s Victim, from The Cut’s podcast, The Cut on Tuesdays. From the moment she started talking, I was incredibly intrigued. I knew I had to get my hands on this book. The book did not disappoint. Carrie Goldberg is a lawyer who specializes in cases of harassment, revenge porn, sexual violence, and much more. This book is part call to arms, part manifesto, part resource guide for women. Carrie tells the stories of a number of her clients, stringing tog I heard about Carrie Goldberg’s new book, Nobody’s Victim, from The Cut’s podcast, The Cut on Tuesdays. From the moment she started talking, I was incredibly intrigued. I knew I had to get my hands on this book. The book did not disappoint. Carrie Goldberg is a lawyer who specializes in cases of harassment, revenge porn, sexual violence, and much more. This book is part call to arms, part manifesto, part resource guide for women. Carrie tells the stories of a number of her clients, stringing together a narrative of how crimes against women that are facilitated via the internet are not taken seriously and the unwillingness of law enforcement and the platforms where it takes place to take it seriously. This book is the story of how one woman took her personal hell and turned it into a revolution. As a woman living in the age of social media and online dating, I found this book to be incredibly poignant.ARC provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest and thoughtful review.
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  • Aimee Loyet
    January 1, 1970
    Carrie Goldberg's book is a powerful, must-read. Sharing her intimate and thoughtful insight into the world of revenge porn, sexual abuse/assault and privacy violation is inspiring. I hope this book serves as a key reminder to all survivors -- and as Goldberg reminds us -- "even if you don't know what to call [what happened to you]'-- that you're a survivor and a warrior.The work that Goldberg's law firm is doing is life-changing and life-saving. As this book details the very real legal cases in Carrie Goldberg's book is a powerful, must-read. Sharing her intimate and thoughtful insight into the world of revenge porn, sexual abuse/assault and privacy violation is inspiring. I hope this book serves as a key reminder to all survivors -- and as Goldberg reminds us -- "even if you don't know what to call [what happened to you]'-- that you're a survivor and a warrior.The work that Goldberg's law firm is doing is life-changing and life-saving. As this book details the very real legal cases in assault, blackmail, and extortion, I hope it arms other survivors with courage, confidence and most importantly hope.
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  • Gokulakrishnan Saravanan
    January 1, 1970
    There are books which shift our paradigm on certain issues. This book is that type for me.
  • Genni Eccles
    January 1, 1970
    Nobody's Victim is one of the most powerful books I've read, of this year, and of all time. Carrie Goldberg, an established lawyer and activist against sexual violence, stalking, blackmail, and more, gives readers an inside look into the intricacies of her work. Her stories will anger and appall you, but will also inspire you to fight back. Goldberg is a warrior, and so are her clients. Nobody's Victim will surely create some more.
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  • gemsbooknook Geramie Kate Barker
    January 1, 1970
    ‘”We are all a moment away from having our life overtaken by somebody hell-bent on our destruction.” That grim reality – gleaned from personal experience and twenty years of trauma work – is a fundamental principle of Carrie Goldberg’s cutting-edge victims’ rights law firm.Riveting and an essential timely conversation-starter, NOBODY’S VICTIM invites readers to join Carrie on the front lines of the war against sexual violence and privacy violations as she fights for revenge porn and sextortion l ‘”We are all a moment away from having our life overtaken by somebody hell-bent on our destruction.” That grim reality – gleaned from personal experience and twenty years of trauma work – is a fundamental principle of Carrie Goldberg’s cutting-edge victims’ rights law firm.Riveting and an essential timely conversation-starter, NOBODY’S VICTIM invites readers to join Carrie on the front lines of the war against sexual violence and privacy violations as she fights for revenge porn and sextortion laws, uncovers major Title IX violations, and sues the hell out of tech companies, schools, and powerful sexual predators. Her battleground is the courtroom; her crusade is to transform clients from victims into warriors.In gripping detail, Carrie shares the diabolical ways her clients are attacked and how she, through her unique combination of advocacy, bad-ass relentlessness, risk-taking, and client-empowerment, pursues justice for them all. There are stories about a woman whose ex-boyfriend made fake bomb threats in her name and caused a national panic; a fifteen-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted on school grounds and then suspended when she reported the attack; and a man whose ex-boyfriend used a dating app to send more than 1,200 men to ex’s home and work for sex. With breathtaking honesty, Carrie also shares her own shattering story about why she began her work and the uphill battle of building a business.While her clients are a diverse group-from every gender, sexual orientation, age, class, race, religion, occupation, and background-the offenders are not. They are highly predictable. In this book, Carrie offers a taxonomy of the four types of offenders she encounters most often at her firm: assholes, psychos, pervs, and trolls. ‘If we recognize the patterns of these perpetrators,’ she explains, ‘we know how to fight back.’This book is amazing.This book was utterly compelling. I honestly couldn’t put it down, and I haven’t stopped talking about it since I finished it.I was overwhelmed by how many people are affected by stalking, blackmail, and sexual violence online. I knew that these things were happening all around the world but I was genuinely shocked by some of the stories in this book.Carrie Goldberg has done a fantastic job with this book. Reading such personal yet familiar stories really added a much-needed urgency to this book.This book is both perfectly times and completely necessary. I truly believe everyone can learn from this amazing book.Nobody’s Victim by Carrie Goldberg is an absolute must read for everyone.Geramie Kate Barkergemsbooknook.wordpress.com
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  • Sarah Andersen
    January 1, 1970
    I consider this required reading for everyone. EVERYONE.As "Nobody's Victim" shows, justice for victims of abuse in the online era has been agonizingly slow. Platforms, law enforcement, and law makers have failed to protect those who are at risk. I was shocked by just how little was being done against a form of abuse that is psychologically and sometimes physically devastating. Indeed Carrie Goldberg is one of the first to fight back in court, having established her law firm that specializes in I consider this required reading for everyone. EVERYONE.As "Nobody's Victim" shows, justice for victims of abuse in the online era has been agonizingly slow. Platforms, law enforcement, and law makers have failed to protect those who are at risk. I was shocked by just how little was being done against a form of abuse that is psychologically and sometimes physically devastating. Indeed Carrie Goldberg is one of the first to fight back in court, having established her law firm that specializes in sexual privacy violations in 2015.This book is so necessary because it goes into both the history and mechanisms of online abuse. She covers the laws that enable the internet to go unguarded, as well as major events such as Gamergate and Tarana Burke's MeToo movement. I felt well informed by this book, felt it was broad and intersectional, and finished feeling like I fully understood how we got here in the first place.Carrie Goldberg's story is personal and emotional as well. The stories of the survivors of she represents, as well as her own personal stories, make you feel and understand real impact abuse has on those that have suffered it.I took one small issue with the book and that was her use of the word "psycho" to describe some of the perpetrators. Though some of these men are likely psychopathic, mental illness language could perhaps better be replaced with a word like "predator."Nevertheless, Carrie Goldberg's book is a call to arms and a story of hope. Her accomplishments in court are inspiring, and her final words to survivors of abuse at the end of the book offer a path to peace and redemption. I believe she will help pave a path for those who previously felt powerless or lost.It is necessary for everyone, including those who have never encountered abuse, to read and understand what is going on.Read it!
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  • Mel
    January 1, 1970
    Attorney Carrie Goldberg is truly a special, passionate woman and I'm so thankful that she is doing the work that she is making such a big difference in the lives of individual victims while also taking part in adopting laws that will catch us up to present day technology. It is my hope that in the future more victims and their lawyers will be able to more easily bring charges against their aggressors without having to spend far too long being traumatized in order to build a case. I was absolute Attorney Carrie Goldberg is truly a special, passionate woman and I'm so thankful that she is doing the work that she is making such a big difference in the lives of individual victims while also taking part in adopting laws that will catch us up to present day technology. It is my hope that in the future more victims and their lawyers will be able to more easily bring charges against their aggressors without having to spend far too long being traumatized in order to build a case. I was absolutely shocked and disgusted at how greatly the justice system let down so many people, many minors, when either the police department said there wasn't enough evidence to arrest a perp or the victims' schools decide to punish the victim, letting the stalker/perv/troll get away with nary a slap on the wrist. Carrie though, she's not giving up. One of her extreme cases (no not the one where an ex-boyfriend was calling in bomb threats to JCCs across the country), where a young man was being trolled by his ex who set up fake accounts on Grindr etc. in order to target the man with propositions from strangers at his home and place of work, is going to the US Supreme Court and it just might be the case that finally holds websites and apps more accountable than the law as ever allowed before.If you have ever found yourself in a situation like any of Carrie's clients, you may want to proceed with caution, though in the instances where justice was served, even after some time, you may find yourself feeling vindicated. I'd encourage everyone to read this, either because you may have a friend performing questionable behavior on exes and you can learn a little more on how bad it can get and step in, or you can pick up tips for the future lest you have the misfortunate of encountering these horrible kinds of people, and know that you can speed dial Carrie for help.
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  • Nancy
    January 1, 1970
    Nobody's Victim: Fighting Psychos, Stalkers, Pervs, and Trolls by Carrie Goldberg is a book that shares experiences and information about sexual violence and privacy violations, and how she fights it. Goldberg is a lawyer who fights for her clients and by the end of the book, I admire her so and her clients so much. They are all badass.I was interested in reading this book because I wanted to learn more about revenge porn and I had never heard of Goldberg. I was worried that the book might repea Nobody's Victim: Fighting Psychos, Stalkers, Pervs, and Trolls by Carrie Goldberg is a book that shares experiences and information about sexual violence and privacy violations, and how she fights it. Goldberg is a lawyer who fights for her clients and by the end of the book, I admire her so and her clients so much. They are all badass.I was interested in reading this book because I wanted to learn more about revenge porn and I had never heard of Goldberg. I was worried that the book might repeat the same experiences and information and that it would not really reflect today’s climate. But I was wrong, each chapter had different information, experiences, and topics. This book made me cry a lot and I had to stop reading every once in a while because it was a lot to take in. For example, when Amanda Todd and Tyler Clementi cases were mentioned. I learned so much and this book reminded me how so much has changed and yet so little at the same time. I am so happy that Goldberg is fighting this fight. I recommend everyone to read this book because you will learn so much from Goldberg.*I received an advance review copy of Nobody's Victim: Fighting Psychos, Stalkers, Pervs, and Trolls from the publisher through Edelweiss+; all opinions are my own.
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  • Becca Murray
    January 1, 1970
    Carrie Goldberg is such a badass, I just want to start by saying that. Her personal story is incredibly moving and really gave an immediate connection to a really complicated topic. Her writing is very self-assured, confident and engaging. I loved that she walks you through the various types of abusers and really provides context both legally and emotionally on why these issues are really important. The law has clearly not caught up with our current technology. The universal truth of this book i Carrie Goldberg is such a badass, I just want to start by saying that. Her personal story is incredibly moving and really gave an immediate connection to a really complicated topic. Her writing is very self-assured, confident and engaging. I loved that she walks you through the various types of abusers and really provides context both legally and emotionally on why these issues are really important. The law has clearly not caught up with our current technology. The universal truth of this book is that sexual harassment, stalking, sexploitation can happen to anyone. However, there were some points that I really didn't care for when it came to her language choices. Her repetitious use of "psycho" was very grating and when she chose to use this spelling of a$$hole because it really took the momentum out of the writing. All of the sudden, I felt as though I was reading a book written by a middle school kid who thinks that if they spell it that way that they won't get in trouble with their parents. Overall, this book is invaluable at this time. It reminds us that this world is corrupt and that it is key to speak out, to help others and to continue to push for reform.
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  • Rebecca
    January 1, 1970
    I read this book in one sitting; I could not put it down. It is the perfect mix of intimate memoir, barometer of how our society values protecting technology companies over people, and a call to action.While reading the book, I felt saddened by the abuse that people suffer at the hands of psychos, stalkers, pervs, and trolls, quickly followed by rage over how easily people get away with this behavior. The hopeful moments come from the determination that Carrie Goldberg and her clients show, as t I read this book in one sitting; I could not put it down. It is the perfect mix of intimate memoir, barometer of how our society values protecting technology companies over people, and a call to action.While reading the book, I felt saddened by the abuse that people suffer at the hands of psychos, stalkers, pervs, and trolls, quickly followed by rage over how easily people get away with this behavior. The hopeful moments come from the determination that Carrie Goldberg and her clients show, as the books unfolds you see survivors of stalking and sexual violence develop into warrior advocates for themselves and others. An impossible to ignore takeaway from the book is that law enforcement and legislators are ill equipped to deal with the ways people who want to do grave harm use technology. Understanding the shortfalls in our justice system are reason alone to read this book. It's also wildly inspiring and thought provoking. A good read, indeed.
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  • Elisa D'Amico
    January 1, 1970
    “And though she be but little, she is fierce.”–William Shakespeare.Nobody’s Victim is an intimate story about Carrie Goldberg’s gut-wrenching journey from sexual abuse and stalking victim to fierce woman warrior, lawyer, lobbyist, and feminist icon. She wears her heart on her sleeve and exposes her own secrets and flaws. Through her unapologetic words, Carrie gives a voice to every person who has been silenced by sexual violence and technology facilitated abuse.Carrie has dedicated her life’s wo “And though she be but little, she is fierce.”–William Shakespeare.Nobody’s Victim is an intimate story about Carrie Goldberg’s gut-wrenching journey from sexual abuse and stalking victim to fierce woman warrior, lawyer, lobbyist, and feminist icon. She wears her heart on her sleeve and exposes her own secrets and flaws. Through her unapologetic words, Carrie gives a voice to every person who has been silenced by sexual violence and technology facilitated abuse.Carrie has dedicated her life’s work to fighting back against “psychos, stalkers, pervs, and trolls,” and she does it clad in her customary high heels, oversized glasses, and long painted fingernails. Carrie is authentic, relentless, and brutally honest.In today’s digital world, Nobody’s Victim is a must-read. Carrie is fighting for all of us, and for our children; and she won’t stop.Elisa D’AmicoCo-Founder of the Cyber Civil Rights Legal Project (www.cyberrightsproject.com.com)
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  • Chelsea Marie
    January 1, 1970
    When I requested this book from Netgalley, I had no idea how engrossing, moving, unnerving, overwhelming, and important it would be.  Nobody's Victim is Carrie Goldber's memoir of the work she has done as a Victim's Rights attorney. She represents clients that have been assaulted, humiliated, stalked, and harassed in the digital age - something that is crucial these days. The stories of her clients gave me chills, and made each of the issues personal. The author's own stories were heartbreaking When I requested this book from Netgalley, I had no idea how engrossing, moving, unnerving, overwhelming, and important it would be.  Nobody's Victim is Carrie Goldber's memoir of the work she has done as a Victim's Rights attorney. She represents clients that have been assaulted, humiliated, stalked, and harassed in the digital age - something that is crucial these days. The stories of her clients gave me chills, and made each of the issues personal. The author's own stories were heartbreaking and inspirational, because they set her on a path forward. In a fiercely feminist, accessible way, Goldberg tells readers that she believes, you are enough, and she won't stop fighting for you.
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  • Kirsten S
    January 1, 1970
    Informative, shocking, deeply personal, poignant, and empowering. Goldberg chronicles her own experiences with sexual violence and stalking, the intersection of sexual privacy violations and technology, and her fight to ensure that survivors get the justice they deserve. Carrie Goldberg is a force to be reckoned with and, as she states on page 1, the true definition of a "ruthless motherfucker." This book is a must-read for everyone - men, women, teens, survivors, and especially big tech compani Informative, shocking, deeply personal, poignant, and empowering. Goldberg chronicles her own experiences with sexual violence and stalking, the intersection of sexual privacy violations and technology, and her fight to ensure that survivors get the justice they deserve. Carrie Goldberg is a force to be reckoned with and, as she states on page 1, the true definition of a "ruthless motherfucker." This book is a must-read for everyone - men, women, teens, survivors, and especially big tech companies who think they can continue to abuse their users under the protection of Section 230. This book is a powerful warning to tech companies everywhere - Goldberg is going to get you.
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  • Rhonda Lomazow
    January 1, 1970
    Carrie Goldberg a lawyer an advocate for women who are stalked threatened lives destroyed by perverts or by someone they once dated who during or after the relationship sets out to ruin their lives posts nude photos of them stalks them torment that never ends.The author suffered the horrors of an old boyfriend set on ruining her life and due to this experience opened her own office and now helps women who find themselves in this dangerous position relationships helping them to take their lives b Carrie Goldberg a lawyer an advocate for women who are stalked threatened lives destroyed by perverts or by someone they once dated who during or after the relationship sets out to ruin their lives posts nude photos of them stalks them torment that never ends.The author suffered the horrors of an old boyfriend set on ruining her life and due to this experience opened her own office and now helps women who find themselves in this dangerous position relationships helping them to take their lives back.A fascinating eye opening read.
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  • Brian
    January 1, 1970
    This was a very engaging read about internet trolls, stalkers, psychos and oh so much more. The author tells some very suspenseful and entertaining anecdotes about people who have been in some pretty awful situations. The book is truly a terrifying read as well as some of the situations these people have been in are almost unbelievable. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to read about the true dark side of social media and the internet.
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  • Dawn Raczkowski
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this book over all. Carrie Goldberg speaks a language that all can understand. Her passion is transferred to the pages of her book. Her advocacy, passion for the fight, and her moral compass shine with each example she details. I wish there were more like her in the world. Take no prisoners, kick whoever's ass needs it, and keep moving to the next person that needs her.
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  • Rebecca L.
    January 1, 1970
    Terrifying. The scariest book I’ve read in a long time. This is more frightening than anything Stephen King ever wrote- because it’s true. I read almost the entire book in one day. I couldn’t put it down. It scared me almost as much as “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark,” - if not more. However, it’s important to know that these threats exist.
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  • Miranda
    January 1, 1970
    This is a valuable book. But I feel like something is a little off. It’s trying to be so much—memoir, collection of case studies, history, call to arms, that it ended up feeling a little thin to me. It’s not that this book was bad, or I didn’t enjoy it. I just feel that it could have been so much more.
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  • Emma
    January 1, 1970
    An important read. Goldberg provides insight on what it means to be stalked and bullied in the digital age. Using real life cases she has worked on, as well as personal experience, Goldberg brings to light the ugly truth of how much catching up both our legal systems and cultural biases still need to do.
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  • Amanda Yates
    January 1, 1970
    Such a hard book to read but one you need to read for your own good. It will make you mad as fuck but you need to pick it up and give it a go.
  • Rachel A
    January 1, 1970
    Incredibly powerful read.
  • Linda Day
    January 1, 1970
    Everyone should read this book.The stories and ccritical info you need to keep yourself and your children safe. six more words are required. Six.
  • Pipp McCowan
    January 1, 1970
    An excellent read for ALL internet consumers. Great job, Boss Lady Esq.
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