Tania Head was one of the most famous survivors of 9/11. She barely escaped the collapse of the south tower while her fiancé perished in the north tower. She became a lifeline for fellow survivors through the World Trade Center Survivors’ Network.
But Tania lied.
The Woman Who Wasn’t There captures her story of deception and betrayal that catapulted her into the spotlight. Author Robin Gaby Fisher collaborated with Angelo J. Guglielmo, Jr., a filmmaker Tania approached to make a documentary for the Survivors’ Network—the same documentary that began to unravel her story in 2007.
Check out the book trailer from Simon & Schuster:
This book has my attention, not just because of the “what was she thinking?” aspect (and subsequent anger from everyone), but also because our reviewer had this to say:
“But what causes someone to exploit such a tragic event? Head never applied for victim compensation, and her work with the Network was voluntary. In the end, all she gained was a small measure of fame and intimate friendships with survivors. Ultimately, The Woman Who Wasn’t There forces us to examine our need for connection and purpose by any means necessary.”
Are you interested in Tania’s story? Are you willing to try to understand her motivation?