On 6-12-94 Ron Goldman became part of what became known as the Simpson murders. In this book, his family introduce us to the real Ron who was more than Nicole Brown Simpson's friend.
"...the Goldmans have allowed us into their hearts and shared with us their grief, their anger, their outrage in a way that is rivetingly honest, raw, emotional, and heartbreaking.
Most of all, they have shared Ron with us, transforming him from a seemingly abstract figure portrayed on television screens and newspaper covers to a person of flesh and blood, a person who could have been anybody's son, anybody's brother, and anybody's friend." amazon review
A friend said 'you gotta read this" and i went "not another O.J. bunch of lies" and she talked me into it. It isn't about O.J. This book is good and it is about Ron Goldman written by his family so there is alot to learn that we never heard before. He was a person and part of a family. He was loved. There are lots of pictures and this is a very well written book, and i do have to say--"i did have to read it" it was excellent.
I liked the book and cried a few times throughout the reading. The book was very informational and I feel the families loss. It took me a while to finally open the book and read it. Pretty sad circumstances about our legal system. At least now O.J. is in jail for a different crime and should have been in jail after the criminal trial. It is amazing to think that a group of lawyers can defend a criminal and go to bed at night and sleep. I still don't understand how an attorney can defend someone that has committed a crime. As it is written in the book, if criminals were smacked hard on their first offense we wouldn't have such crime in our country and the jail system might not be so crowded. What a shame. I think the cover of the book should have just had Ron Goldman's picture on it and the inside or the back cover should of had the family portrait, just my opinion.
This book is not about OJ. Simpson or his "Dream Team." This book is not another rehash of the "Trial of the Century." It is about Ron Golman and his blended family. Overnight and through tragedy, this quiet, closely knit family became enmeshed in one of the ugliest and most controversial crimes in recent history. The Goldmans provide a wrenching account, in their own words, of the ripple effect that occurs when a beloved family member is murdered, and the extra burdens that develop when grief becomes a public spectacle. But, more important, the family puts a name, a face, a soul, to the young man referred to in the press only as "a friend of..." or "a part-time waiter and sometime model."
The Goldmans are a family with whom all of us can identify. They share memories of happier times and recount, moment by moment, learning of Ron's untimely death and the nightmare that followed. They share their reactions throughout the criminal trial up to and including the heart-stopping verdict. And they reveal the details of the civil trial that were never before allowed to be made public, due to the gag order imposed on all participants. And finally, they reveal their determination to bring much-needed reforms to the criminal justice system and to give voices to other victims of violent crimes.
Much of what Ron's family has to say will surprise you... will enrage you... And most of all will break your heart.
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