The Woman Who Wasn't There: The True Story of an Incredible Deception
It was a tale of loss and recovery, of courage and sorrow, of horror and inspiration. Tania Head’s astonishing account of her experience on September 11, 2001—from crawling through the carnage and chaos to escaping the seventy-eighth-floor sky lobby of the burning south tower to losing her... show more
It was a tale of loss and recovery, of courage and sorrow, of horror and inspiration. Tania Head’s astonishing account of her experience on September 11, 2001—from crawling through the carnage and chaos to escaping the seventy-eighth-floor sky lobby of the burning south tower to losing her fiancé in the collapsed north tower—transformed her into one of the great victims and heroes of that tragic day. Tania selflessly took on the responsibility of giving a voice and a direction to the burgeoning World Trade Center Survivors’ Network, helping save the “Survivor Stairway” and leading tours at Ground Zero, including taking then-governor Pataki, Mayor Bloomberg, and former mayor Giuliani on the inaugural tour of the WTC site. She even used her own assets to fund charitable events to help survivors heal. But there was something very wrong with Tania’s story—a terrible secret that would break the hearts and challenge the faith of all those she claimed to champion. Told with the unique insider perspective and authority of Angelo J. Guglielmo, Jr., a filmmaker shooting a documentary on the efforts of the Survivors’ Network, and previously one of Tania’s closest friends, The Woman Who Wasn’t There is the story of one of the most audacious and bewildering quests for acclaim in recent memory—one that poses fascinating questions about the essence of morality and the human need for connection at any cost.
Publish date: April 3rd 2012
Pages no: 291
Edition language: English
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I found that there was much more to this than a simple story of deception. It addresses so many other phenomena that we have given names and attributed qualities to and are unable to see as anything else than what we know.INVENTED REALITY vs (F)ACTUAL REALITYIn a world of internet and virtual commun...
How I feel about September 11th: How I feel about Tania Head and her bowl full of cray-cray: I watched the documentary the night it aired, and I felt compelled to read the book. The Woman Who Wasn't There was both fascinating and incredibly horrible. To think this woman victimized the...
[Non-fiction] The subtitle reads: 'The True Story of an Incredible Deception'. When I picked up this book, I was under the impression that this woman suffered such traumatic stress from having gone through (survived) September 11, that she blanked out, and on account of mental and emotional self-pre...
Wow, wow, wow...just when you thought some people couldn't figure out new ways to be skeezy, a book comes out proving me wrong. Once I was finally able to sit down and start reading it, I couldn't put it down. I wanted to make sure that I read this as a companion to the Investigative Discovery show ...