Resilience Is Futile
The Life and Death and Life of Julie S. Lalonde
Resilience is Futile is a page-turning true story of being stalked by an ex-partner. Award-winning feminist advocate Julie Lalonde, “Mixes humour and horror, irony and moments of acute, brutally honest self-awareness to open the door to a world that receives too little attention. ” With chilling insight, Lalonde’s breathtaking memoir of survival will upset your received narratives of victimhood and her confessions will convince you of the complicated realities of being stalked.
“When reading Resilience is Futile, you can’t help but be motivated by Lalonde’s ability to regain control of her own life while improving the lives of countless other women. ”- Jessica Rose
“Lalonde is an engaging writer who mixes humour and horror, irony and moments of acute, brutally honest self-awareness to open the door to a world that receives too little attention. ”- Matthew Behrens
“Lalonde captures these moments of silencing, giving as much weight to her shame-fuelled decisions as the later journey of uplifting self-respect and sovereignty. These confessions convince us of the complicated, nuanced realities of being stalked, many of which are often dismissed as romantic or charming by those who are not privy to the fear they elicit. ”- Shazia Hafiz Ramji