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Publisher's Summary

A true story of obsessive love turning to obsessive hate, Give Me Everything You Have chronicles the author's strange and harrowing ordeal at the hands of a former student, a self-styled "verbal terrorist", who began trying, in her words, to "ruin him". Hate mail, online postings, and public accusations of plagiarism and sexual misconduct were her weapons of choice, and as with more conventional terrorist weapons, proved remarkably difficult to combat.
James Lasdun's account, while terrifying, is told with compassion and humor, and brilliantly succeeds in turning a highly personal story into a profound meditation on subjects as varied as madness, race, Middle East politics, and the meaning of honor and reputation in the Internet age.
©2013 James Lasdun (P)2013 Dreamscape Media, LLC
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Critic Reviews

"This subtle, compassionate take on the subject is rife with insights into the current cyberculture's cult of anonymity, as well as the power, failure, and magic of writing." (Publishers Weekly)
"A horrifying cautionary tale that reveals the vast dimensions of our vulnerability in the cyber age." (Kirkus Reviews)
"Give Me Everything You Have is a reminder, as if any were needed, of how easily, since the arrival of the Internet, our peace can be troubled and our good name besmirched." (J. M. Coetzee, Nobel Prize-winning author of Diary of a Bad Year)
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By Miranda Hayes on 03-11-16

No resolution

Between the story, ramblings, and monotonous voice of the reader, I was put to sleep.

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By M. Morris on 03-30-15

Very Entertaining and Enlightening

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I read this to understand how a stalking situation develops. As I thought, the stalker doesn't wake up and decide to become a stalker; and no one thinks they are the bad person. The first part, which explained the development of the stalking mindset, was the best part for me. I enjoyed 90% of the book, though. <br/><br/>There were about 10 chapters (what, 2-5 minutes each) that I just skipped through because they weren't related to the stalking. They were nice and well written though, the pieces of them I heard. <br/><br/>I don't think rating a book the way you think it deserves makes you a "weird-o" and I gave it 5 stars. That was a silly reason for a reviewer to give it 3 stars. Who is on here judging that person anyway? That is weird. Maybe it's the stalker. <br/><br/>I think the author could have changed his email address. I think he fed her emotionally by replying. If he had stopped completely, after some number of years she probably would have stopped. How exciting to have someone write a book about you; she won.<br/><br/>Nothing every happened with the stalker. She is still out there. So many people die every day in car wrecks - why not her? <br/><br/>The narration was very good, too.<br/><br/><br/><br/>

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