Given the backlash against feminism and women trying to talk about the sexual assault epidemic - why was a rape culture denier invited to speak at the University of Ottawa, anyway? - it's a relief to see Karyn L. Freedman's memoir One Hour In Paris: A True Story Of Rape And Recovery ($22.50 University of Chicago). It's the philosopher's story of how being raped in her early 20s changed her life, influencing her relationships in profound ways. She launches the book on Tuesday (May 6) with a performance by comedian Elvira Kurt and live music at the Gladstone. See Readings.