Video game developer Zoë Quinn is the founder of Crash Override Network, a crisis hotline and advocacy group formed in response to online harassment and abuse that she and others have experienced. After years of working with the biggest names in tech, law, media, and online security, as well as thousands of targets of online abuse, she’s now armed with a wealth of knowledge, which she shares in her new book, Crash Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate (PublicAffairs). It’s part fierce, funny memoir, part bold manifesto, and part field guide for combating online harassment and making the internet a safer place for everyone.
“Zoë Quinn doesn’t just present a clear-eyed examination of the internet’s endemic sickness (though she does that beautifully), she contextualizes her personal nightmare within our current national one. It’s a gripping read with historical merit.” —Lindy West, author of Shrill.