Tuesday, October 13, 2020


Fox News reports:
Tara Reade is writing a memoir about the turbulent journey she has taken since coming forward with her allegation that her former boss Joe Biden sexually assaulted her in 1993.

Reade, who went public in March with the accusation after previously joining several women who in 2019 lodged claims of unwanted touching by the former senator, vice president and current Democratic presidential candidate, is authoring the book "Left Out: When The Truth Doesn't Fit In." It is slated for release on Oct. 27, just one week before the presidential election.
A clarification: If the book goes on sale in two weeks, Reade isn't still writing it. It's written and presumably printed.

The book will be backed by the marketing muscle of ... well, nobody, apparently. The link in the Fox story goes to tarareadeauthor.com, not the website of a publisher. The book isn't even listed at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Bookshop.

Even the Fox story notes the errors on her site:
The synopsis reads, "Tara Reade shares the aftermath of the re-victimization of speaking out about her sexual assault, with then-Sen. Joe Biden in 1993, where the shaming, attacks and threats instigated by the media set (sic) her into a personal tailspin. Tara-rized viciously by cyberbullies, receiving death threats, and fearing for her life and those of her family, Tara tells how living with no regret and coming forward was right for her conscious (sic). The moment that defines Tara will not confine, but instead move her forward by reclaiming her identity and pulling back together the pieces of life left."
This looks like a slapdash effort to reinject her story into the narrative. If there's no major publisher promoting her, I don't expect her to get much more traction than she did the first time around, although I imagine she'll spend quality time on Fox News, and also on podcasts from the liberal-hating left. She might dissuade a handful of lefty voters from voting Biden, but I don't expect the book to have a significant impact. There'll be too many other distractions in the news.

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