The Woman Who Wasn’t There

The Woman Who Wasn’t There

Robin Gaby Fisher and Angelo J Guglielmo, Jr


It was a tale of loss and recovery, of courage and sorrow, of horror and inspiration. Tania Head’s astonishing account of her experience on September 11, 2001—from crawling through the carnage and chaos to escaping the seventy-eighth-floor sky lobby of the burning south tower to losing her fiancÉ in the collapsed north tower—transformed her into one of the great victims and heroes of that tragic day.

Tania selflessly took on the responsibility of giving a voice and a direction to the burgeoning World Trade Center Survivors’ Network, helping save the “Survivor Stairway” and leading tours at Ground Zero, including taking then-governor Pataki, Mayor Bloomberg, and former mayor Giuliani on the inaugural tour of the WTC site. She even used her own assets to fund charitable events to help survivors heal. But there was something very wrong with Tania’s story—a terrible secret that would break the hearts and challenge the faith of all those she claimed to champion.

Told with the unique insider perspective and authority of Angelo J. Guglielmo, Jr., a filmmaker shooting a documentary on the efforts of the Survivors’ Network, and previously one of Tania’s closest friends, The Woman Who Wasn’t There is the story of one of the most audacious and bewildering quests for acclaim in recent memory—one that poses fascinating questions about the essence of morality and the human need for connection at any cost.


My Review of this book

Ok for a book I thought I would like, I have to say I really didn’t care for it, and really had a difficult time following the story. I haven’t read any other books from this author, but this is really a poorly written book, in my opinion. But I think it was the lies after lies that I just couldn’t handle, so sorry I just can’t say I recommend this book.

But you make your own decision, read the other reviews, and see for yourself if this is a book that you would like. With 38 five stars, someone else liked it well, its just not my cup of tea!

This book was provided by Touchtone books for me to read and review. The opinions here in this review are mine only.


About Robin Gaby Fisher

Robin Gaby Fisher is the New York Times bestselling author of “After the Fire; A True Story of Friendship and Survival” and “The Boys of the Dark; A Story of Betrayal and Redemption in the Deep South. She is a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing and a member of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team at The Star-Ledger. She teaches Journalism at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey.
Fisher’s journalism career grew out of a lifelong curiousity about people and their stories. Her grade school history teacher, Nicholas Picciano, says today that when other girls in his class were reading Nancy Drew, Fisher always had her nose in a biography. Today, reading continues to be a source of great happiness for Fisher, who favors non-fiction and memoirs. Favorite books include “Zelda” by Nancy Milford, “In Cold Blood” by Truman Capote, “Remembering Denny” by Calvin Trillin, and “Night” by Elie Wiesel.

Fisher is married to Loren Fisher, a photojournalist and editor of Somerville, NJ news site They live in Somerset County, New Jersey and Woodstock, Vermont. When she isn’t reading or writing, she loves spending time with her nieces and nephews and hiking the mountains of Vermont with her Bernese Mountain dogs.


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