I was always convinced Macdonald was guilty. 100%, no question. The first half of the book didn't impress me. It seemed as if if Morris was just content to spout philosophy. He brings the jackhammer down in the second half and I'm still astonished at the lack of info regarding the Macdonald case I had no idea existed. I doubt Macdonalds guilt but, even if I didn't, the things that occurred during his trials frighten me in the sense that this judicial malfeasance could actually occur in my lifetime.
glamorous, worldly, tragic
There's simply no way I could pick one...seriously.
Jenna Lamia blew me away! Will look for her as much as the titles! This book was almost exhausting. It was as if I was following Zelda and Scott step for step. What a ride! I hate the lack of a happy ending...a happy 'anything', in the lives of this couple...but it was compelling.
Of course, I would.
I have always viewed Sedaris' books as veritable gems. This one, however, felt like an imposter. I noticed the absence of three things that NO author-not even a bestselling one-should compromise; focus, audio quality and a good editor. I could've lived with the terrible audio and bizarre musical transitions, but the lack of focus (or an editor to catch it) was prevalent in every story. It was like Sedaris was trying to sound introspective and deliver some type of 'make you think about it' moments that came across insincere and disjointed. For example, a story about Loggerhead turtles jumped to gay black men in a bathroom together and David's opining about 'living on the run', then back to turtles, over to the best friend's father's death by heart attack/alcoholism, then a bb gun and back to turtles again. Before, David managed to hit those posts naturally. Not this time. I also noticed a bit more gratuitous blue language. Don't get me wrong; I can cuss a dead man to walk but it didn't sound right coming from David.
Reeve was phenomenal. He is missed.
Joe McGinnis is the worst sort of 'journalist'. Had he presented this book as fiction, I could've given it a wonderful rating, but it isn't. Fatal Vision is responsible for incarcerating a man who may be innocent and, even if guilty, never had a fair trial thanks in part to McGinnis. Read this as fiction as enjoy. As fact, it's disgusting and unconscionable.
shocking, enlightening, empowering
Peck's ability to define Malignant Narcissistic Personality Disorder so effectively. I recognized my mother and, after four decades, was able to start down the road of recovery.
Recommended for those who, like myself, always felt 'crazy' and constantly in turmoil and honestly couldn't figure out why. My mother has MNDP and her abuse will always resonate. But without Peck's book, I would've gone to my grave thinking it was all my fault.
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