“An instant classic of investigative journalism… ‘All the President’s Men’ for the Me Too era.”
Virtual Lecture and Moderated Conversation with Kristy Trautmann, founder of Southwest PA Says No More
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Jodi Kantor comes to Pittsburgh virtually with She Said, written with Megan Twohey. Together they broke the news of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment and abuse for the New York Times. She Said tells the untold story of their investigation and its consequences for the #MeToo movement.
For years, reporters had tried to get to the truth about Harvey Weinstein’s treatment of women and the long-circulating rumors of his wrongdoing. When Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey began their investigation into the prominent Hollywood producer for the New York Times, his name was still synonymous with power. Persisting, Kantor and Twohey were able to convince some sources to go on the record, setting in motion a dramatic final showdown between Weinstein and the New York Times.
In the tradition of great investigative journalism, She Said tells a potent story about the power of truth. Kantor and Twohey describe the consequences of their reporting for the #MeToo movement and the inspiring and affecting journeys of the women who spoke up—for the sake of other women, for future generations, and for themselves.
“Tell the truth: Do you really need to hear more about Harvey Weinstein? … It turns out we did need to hear more about Weinstein — and the “more” that Kantor and Twohey give us draws an important distinction between the trendy ethic of hashtag justice and the disciplined professionalism and institutional heft that actually got the job done.”
Copies of She Said will be available for sale from Mystery Lovers Bookshop.