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Nobody’s victim


Carrie Goldberg


Carrie Goldberg is a victims’ rights attorney who has built a team that provides cutting edge legal help for clients under attack by pervs, assholes, psychos, and trolls.

While her clients are a diverse group—from every gender, sexual orientation, age, class, race, religion, occupation, and background—the offenders are not. They are highly predictable. In this book, Carrie offers a taxonomy of the four types of offenders she encounters most often at her firm: assholes, psychos, pervs, and trolls. “If we recognize the patterns of these perpetrators,” she explains, “we know how to fight back.”  

Deeply personal yet achingly universal, Nobody's Victim is a bold and much-needed analysis of victim protection in the era of the Internet. This book is an urgent warning of a coming crisis, a predictor of imminent danger, and a weapon to take back control and protect ourselves—both online and off.


This book from Goldberg, a victims’ rights lawyer litigating against online harassment, is required reading. Goldberg shares stories of the heinous abuses her clients have suffered, classifying offenders into four groups: assholes, psychos, pervs, and trolls. At the same time, she warns of an impending crisis, and stresses the dire need for a legal framework to transform the internet from a lawless Wild West into a safer space with clearer consequences. In telling these wrenching stories, Goldberg gives voice to the legions who have experienced unthinkable violence.
— Esquire

We need more warriors like Carrie using the law to help take down sexual predators and the institutions that protect them.

— Tarana Burke, founder of the Me Too movement

An indispensable work for anyone who wants to understand how we got here and, more importantly, what we need to do to fight back. Part memoir and part manifesto, Nobody’s Victim is thoughtful, urgent, and impossible to put down.
— Nancy Jo Sales, author of NY Times bestseller American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Life of Teenagers and director of HBO’s Swiped: Hooking up in the Digital Age

A timely, necessary and uniquely authoritative book about the modern-day scourges of on-line harassment, stalking, sextortion, and non-consensual porn–and how to fight them. But her book is also a strikingly honest memoir and a riveting read. The stories she tells illuminate real horrors, as well as real bravery–her own and that of the people she represents.
— Margaret Talbot, staff writer, The New Yorker

An illuminating and significant window into the present state of victims’ rights and a potentially powerful resource for readers dealing with abuse or harassment.
— Publishers Weekly

One of the most disturbing and impressive books I’ve ever read. Part memoir, part analysis of how the internet facilitates new levels of depraved sexual exploitation, victim’s rights lawyer Carrie Goldberg will infuriate and activate you to join the fight against digital abuse. I’ve had horrifying experiences with cyber stalking and violence, and it was cathartic and enraging in turns to hear the stories of Goldberg’s clients. This book could have been retraumatizing in less powerful hands, but Goldberg is nothing less than a hero. A self-described “ruthless motherfucker,” she is a game changer for this world and we’re lucky to have her.
— Ella Dawson, @BrosandProse

The experiences of Carrie’s clients may boil your blood–but beneath these known statistics is the reality that most harassment remains unseen, unreported, and legal. Nobody’s Victim is a call to arms against abusers, and a reminder that survivors of gendered violence are not alone in their fight.

— Audrey Gelman, CEO and Co-Founder of The Wing

Nobody’s Victim provides the raw honesty that we desperately need as we examine how the Internet age has upended everyday life. Only Carrie Goldberg could tell this powerful, compelling, and lucid story, which gives voice to so many people who have experienced unimaginable harms. As policymakers debate how to make the Internet–and the world–a safer place, I hope that Nobody’s Victim will be at the top of their reading list.
— Jeff Kosseff, author, The Twenty-Six Words That Created the Internet


book Tour

August 13th, 2019. Strand Bookstore, Manhattan, NY 7-8pm. Moderated by Aminatou Sow.

August 16th, 2019. Books Are Magic, Brooklyn, NY 7:30-8:30pm. Moderated by Inc. Magazine’s Christine Lagorio-Chafkin.

August 22nd, 2019. Astoria Bookshop, Queens, NY 7-8pm. In conversation with Jamia Wilson, Feminist Press.

August 28th, 2019. Politics and Prose, Washington, D.C. 7-8pm. Moderated by Margaret Talbot, New Yorker Staff Writer.

September 24th, 2019. Aberdeen, Washington State. Location and timing TBC.