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Chasing Cosby by Nicole Weisensee Egan

Chasing Cosby

The Downfall of America's Dad

Nicole Weisensee Egan

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Imprint: Seal Press
Publisher: Seal Press
Publication date: 23 Apr 2019
ISBN: 9781580058964

The definitive account of Bill Cosby's transition from revered father figure to convicted criminal, told by a veteran crime reporter and former senior writer for People magazine

4 stars out of 5
Victoria Segal
12 May 2019

"Chasing Cosby is about running justice to ground"

Egan’s immersion in the case, from the first crackle of scandal to Cosby’s final conviction in 2018, shows in her book’s forensically meticulous unpicking of the case and her willingness to address the issues of race, power and celebrity that it raised... “Where were all of you nine years ago?” Egan thought as other journalists rushed to file columns on celebrity and guilt. For all her cliffhanger skill in pacing her complex material, it is this sense of anger that gives Chasing Cosby its moral heft. The writer challenges entrenched misconceptions about sexual assault — especially why victims often delay reporting an incident — and untangles the insidious mechanics of grooming. She highlights how the climate changed between 2005 and 2014, when social media could rapidly ignite a story... Fame, scandal, drama all cease to matter: ultimately, Chasing Cosby is about running justice to ground.

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