Nobody's Victim by Carrie Goldberg

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...


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TitleNobody's Victim
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Release DateAug 13th, 2019
PublisherPlume
GenreNonfiction, Feminism, Politics, Adult, Law
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Reviews Nobody's Victim

  • Sarah Andersen
    2019-08-25
    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, ha...
  • Molly
    2019-05-01
    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 cyberstal...
  • Karen Moll
    2019-04-07
    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 survi...
  • Donna Hines
    2019-06-17
    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 disma...
  • Ava Budavari
    2019-07-08
    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 i...
  • Bryan Summers
    2019-07-10
    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 l...
  • Mel
    2019-08-28
    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 tr...
  • chantel nouseforaname
    2019-09-03
    Very impressed with Carrie Goldberg and what she's done helping people fight violence online. It's a topic that's of interest to me for numerous reasons. One of the most despicable things is how little the American government has done to ensure that new comprehensive legislation is put into effect to protect vulnerable populations, such as kids and teens, enduring things like sextortion online. Then again, they didn't do shit when all them kids w...
  • Gokulakrishnan Saravanan
    2019-08-21
    There are books which shift our paradigm on certain issues. This book is that type for me.
  • Sharon S
    2019-06-26
    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...
  • Samantha
    2019-05-29
    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 under...
  • Mary
    2019-08-04
    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 tel...
  • Aimee Loyet
    2019-08-20
    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....
  • Ryan
    2019-09-02
    One day, I hope this selection is considered "ancient history"...until then, we have a LOT of work to do.
  • Genni Eccles
    2019-07-31
    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.
  • gemsbooknook Geramie Kate Barker
    2019-08-10
    ‘”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 ...
  • Nancy
    2019-08-17
    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...
  • Becca Murray
    2019-08-15
    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 curr...
  • Rebecca
    2019-08-05
    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 determinati...
  • Elisa D'Amico
    2019-07-27
    “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 tec...
  • Chelsea Marie
    2019-08-01
    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 per...
  • Annie
    2019-09-10
    I've followed attorney Carrie Goldberg since 2016, when I first started reading about her pioneering work in sexual privacy. In this book she chronicles how she built her own law practice, fighting criminals who spread revenge porn and otherwise use the internet to blackmail and exploit women (and sometimes men). Goldberg combines memoir, case law and harrowing client stories, making for an absorbing -- often devastating -- read that exceeded my ...
  • Kirsten S
    2019-08-24
    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,...
  • Rhonda Lomazow
    2019-08-24
    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 positio...
  • Brian
    2019-08-23
    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.
  • Dawn Raczkowski
    2019-08-13
    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.
  • Elise Musicant
    2019-08-28
    Powerful and invigorating, this book follows a lawyer’s career, from start-up to success, as she handles cases regarding stalking, sexual harrassment, blackmail, and sexual assault. This book is not for those who may get triggered by discussion of these topics. The author delves right in, because by doing that, she makes the plights of these people real to us. A lot of this book made me feel helpless. I’m not a lawyer, and I don’t plan on b...
  • Miranda
    2019-08-25
    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.
  • Rebecca L.
    2019-08-14
    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.
  • Emma
    2019-08-13
    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.