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Amy Fisher was a child who did a HORRIBLE thing but she was also damaged, abused, and influenced. I’ve always thought she was treated unfairly but reading this account from 1992 in a 2019 state of mind and world hammers that home for me even further.It blows my mind that Joey wasn’t held more accountable from the start and that it took so long to get a statutory rape charge against that child abuser.
I had to read thisI had to read this because I've read Mary Jo Buttafuoco's book twice and both of Amy Fishers. I wanted a third party perspective. This book is well written with details I hadn't read before but it ended as soon as Amy got out on bond. There is so much more to the story. It needs to be updated and rereleased and I bet a lot of people would like to read the second half. Amy Fisher is in her mind forties today and Joey Buttafuoco has been in and out of the press for various crimes...
#51 A book about a difficult topicThis was another one of those books that's been siting on my shelf for a while and I needed an excuse to check it off my list.I can honestly say that I was not very aware of the particulars of this case, I mean, you hear the names and the headlines with clever quips, but I was just too young to get into it when this was happening. So, essentially, I went into this with little to no idea of the details.Everyone contradicts everyone else! The only one who I am cer...
I found this book in a charity shop around a month ago, the title intrigued me, I wasn't expecting such a fast paced, well written account of the atrocious crime that occurred in broad daylight. As far as I see it the real victim was Mary, the cold assault upon her is terrifying, considering her attacker was a seventeen year old girl!I just checked on Google and Amy Fisher brings up her details immediately. Here's a scay cautionary tale indeed.
Very well writtenVery well researched and well told. I went in blaming Amy but not for long. A heartbreaking tragedy of a very influenced young girl. I highly recommend you read this and the ending was a let down ending to soon
I actually enjoyed the book... until it ended before the trial began. What a buzz kill. Thankfully the person who had the book before I did wrote the sentences & had clippings from the newspapers inside.
'Lethal Lolita' by Maria Eftimiades. This book was $1.00, and I wouldn't have paid a penny more for it. However, I will admit, that despite it's plethora of grammatical, spelling, and punctuation errors I actually enjoyed reading it. This book is pretty self explanatory for anyone who followed the news in the 1990's. Seventeen year old Amy Fisher pulled into a picturesque Long Island neighborhood one day, pulled out a gun, and shot Mary Jo Buttafuoco in the head. Why? Because Amy was a mixed up
An horrific tale of sex and attempted murder by a then 17-year-old Amy Fisher.After having some sort of relationship with Joey Buttafuoco she went to his house and shot his wife, causing horrendous injuries.The book charts how the relationship began (denied all along by Buttafuoco), how it developed and how it ended in disaster.The book was written before the final verdict at trial so it was interesting to learn that Amy Fisher served seven years after a plea bargain and that Buttafuoco eventual...
Another case that I was eager to learn more about. The Joey Buttafuoco-Amy Fischer saga sure was hyped up by the press, anxious to sell their scandal sheets. It was why I wanted to get behind the scenes, behind the yellow journalism, and get the facts. If you want to read the facts, this is a very good book to do so with.
I'm very familiar with the case and though I thought this book was good, I didn't realize it was written before the trial so there's no trial or aftermath. It felt anticlimactic. I would only read this if you're fascinated by this case. As a true crime read, stick to books like Evidence of Love that have a full complete story and are extremely well researched and written!
The book was written before the trial. I felt it jumped around a lot - it didn't follow a timeline but kept going back and forth.