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050 00 BF575.D35|b.G65 2015
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100 1 Goldman, Kim.
245 10 Can't forgive :|bmy 20-year battle with O.J. Simpson /
264 1 Dallas, Texas :|bBenBella Books,|c .
300 x, 286 pages ;|c23 cm
504 Includes bibliographical references and index.
520 "Don't tell her she needs to find closure. Don't ask her
to forgive and forget. When Kim was just 22, her older
brother, Ron Goldman, was brutally killed by O.J. Simpson.
Ron and Kim were very close, and her devastation was
compounded by the shocking not guilty verdict that allowed
a smirking Simpson to leave as a free man. It wasn't Kim's
first trauma. Her parents divorced when she was young, and
she and Ron were raised by their father. Her mother
kidnapped her, telling her that her father didn't love her
any more. When she was 14, she was almost blinded from
severe battery acid burns on her face during an automobile
accident, requiring three reconstructive surgeries. But
none of these early traumas compared to the loss of her
brother, the painful knowledge that his killer was free,
and fact that she could not even grieve privately-her
grief was made painfully public. Counseled by friends,
strangers, and even Oprah to "find closure," Kim chose a
different route. She chose to fight. Repeatedly, Kim and
her family pursued Simpson by every legal means. Foiled
over and over again, they ultimately achieved a small
measure of justice. Kim's story is one of tragedy, but
also of humanity and, often, comedy. Living life as one of
America's most famous "victims" isn't always easy,
especially as a single mother in the dating market. She
often had bizarre first date experiences, with one man
even breaking down into tears and inconsolable with grief
after realizing who she was. Ultimately Kim's story is
that of an ordinary person thrown into extraordinary
circumstances at a very young age, and who had the courage
-despite the discouragement of so many-to ignore the
conventional wisdom and never give up her fight for
justice"--|cProvided by publisher.
600 10 Goldman, Kim.
600 10 Goldman, Ronald Lyle,|d1968-1994.
650 0 Loss (Psychology)
650 0 Sisters|zCalifornia|vBiography.
650 0 Murder victims|zCalifornia.
650 0 Murders|zCalifornia.
650 0 Brothers and sisters|zCalifornia.
650 7 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Rich & Famous.|2bisacsh
650 7 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs.|2bisacsh
650 7 TRUE CRIME / Murder / General.|2bisacsh