In Missoula, Jon Krakauer draws on over twenty years of experience reporting on rape and sexual assault to explore the epidemic of these crimes in America. He asks why victims are so often doubted and what can be done to prevent future assaults. The result is a nuanced, deeply reported work that opens a window onto society’s largest—and most misunderstood—crime wave. Krakauer’s extensive research and personal experiences enable him to provide a comprehensive, insightful look at.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for people who want to learn more about rape and sexual assault, how victims are often doubted and what can be done to prevent future assaults.
- Krakauer’s extensive research and personal experiences enable him to provide a comprehensive, insightful look at rape culture.
- The book is well-written and easy to read, despite its difficult topic matter.
- It offers potential solutions to the problem of sexual assault in America.
- It is dense and may be difficult to read for some.
- It tackles a heavy topic that can be depressing and overwhelming.
- It is not an easy or light read, but it is important and provides valuable insight into the issue of sexual assault
Learn more about the author
Jon Krakauer is an American author, mountaineer and journalist. He has written numerous works of non-fiction, including Into Thin Air (1997), which recounts his experiences on assignment for Outside magazine as a member of the ill-fated 1996 Mount Everest expedition that led to the death of eight climbers.
“Missoula offers an honest, comprehensive look at rape and sexual assault on college campuses. Krakauer challenges the reader to think critically about why we so often disbelieve victims, and provides solutions for how we can work to prevent these crimes in the future.”
“The best book I have read in years. Jon Krakauer has done an amazing job researching and telling the story of sexual assaults on college campuses. It is eye-opening, infuriating, and heartbreaking all at the same time.”
“Missoula is a meticulously researched and damning indictment of the institutionalized sexism that pervades our criminal justice system. With unflinching courage, Krakauer dissects the pernicious myths that fuel rape culture, and offers cogent solutions to this pervasive problem. This book is an essential read for anyone who wants to understand why sexual assault remains one of our most intractable social ills.”
“This is an excellent book that provides great insights into the problem of sexual assault on college campuses. Krakauer does a good job of reporting thoroughly and objectively, while also providing personal perspectives as both a journalist and victim of sexual assault. The book will make you think about this issue in a new way and may even change your views on it.”