People “A shocking, anguished, beautifully written account.” One of the “20 Best Books to Read This Summer.”

Time Magazine “45 New Books You Need to Read This Summer.”

Bitch Media “17 Memoirs Feminists Should Read in 2020.”  

Refinery 29 “… a harrowing, powerful memoir about sexual assault, trauma, and what happens when institutional power is deployed as a weapon against the vulnerable …. Crawford’s bravery in recounting her own experience, though, speaks to how powerful it is to have these stories told, to show that no one is alone.”

Library Journal “Barbara’s Picks”

Kirkus “Trenchant in its observations about the unspoken—and often criminal—double standards that adhere in elite spaces, Crawford’s courageous book is a bracing reminder of the dangers inherent in unchecked patriarchal power. A powerful, topical, and incisive memoir.”

Publisher’s Weekly “Adult Galleys to Grab at Winter Institute.”

LitHub “Most Anticipated Books of 2020”

The Readerly Report “2020 Books Preview”

Notes on a Silencing is powerful and scary and important and true. Hats off to Lacy Crawford for telling this harrowing story. It will surely be an eye-opener for a lot of people, but not for me or millions of other women. Beautifully done.” Sally Mann, author of Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs.