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Nicole Brown Simpson: The Private Diary of a Life Interrupted [Audio Cassette]

Faye D. Resnick , Mike Walker
1.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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December 1994
Now the world can hear Nicole Brown Simpson speak in her own voice, in this private diary. Here is a tragic story of a woman trapped in a violent cycle of fear and abuse. 2 cassettes.

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This much-publicized and highly sensational ``instant'' book by one of the closest confidantes of O.J. Simpson's slain ex-wife may well leave readers wondering, ``With friends like that, who needs enemies?'' Dedicated by Resnick (a self-proclaimed serious substance abuser) to ``the most wonderful friend I have ever known, and to women everywhere who are trapped in corrosive and humiliating relationships like the one Nicole did not survive,'' this tabloidy tell-all seems to dish as much dirt on Nicole as it does on her ex-husband, whom Resnick appears convinced murdered her best friend and Ron Goldman. Co-written by Walker, who works for the National Enquirer, the book is chock-full of details about the doomed couple's lives: O.J.'s uncontrollable temper, ego and possessiveness; Nicole's physical yearnings for tequila, Kansas City Chiefs football star Marcus Allen (who is a longtime friend of O.J.'s) and slain waiter Ron Goldman, who Resnick insists did not have an affair with her murdered girlfriend, but whom she felt certain Nicole was ``inevitably'' going to ``do.'' The book, which includes a brief chapter chronicling the night shortly before the murders when Resnick and Nicole fell into each other's arms and experimented with lesbian sex, altruistically concludes with a section offering a state-by-state listing of Help Line phone numbers for female victims of domestic violence. Photos.

Copyright 1994 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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1.0 out of 5 stars what the (bleep)? July 6 2004
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
I thought this book would be a chronical of Nicole and OJ's relationship from the get-go, and how things eventually devolved to the sad state they were in at the end, but instead, it focused more on Faye Resnick's scatterbrained rantings about restaurants, clubs, sexual partners, vacations, and utterly soulless, vapid "friendships"...all provided in non-chronological order! There was relatively little information about the relationship between the famous couple: strange in a book that purports to be about that very subject. I feel sorry for Faye and Nicole, because I come away from reading this disjointed, rambling, bizarre account of seemingly disconnected events with the impression that both of them were seriously emotionally damaged women. So at least that was conveyed well.
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2.0 out of 5 stars The lifestyles or the rich and idle. April 6 2004
Format:Hardcover
Poor Faye Resnick. I really feel sorry for this lady. It must be a hard life, being a Beaverly Hills socialite. At what restaurant do we eat? Who do we have affairs with? Can we go to Cabo San Lucos next week? Such are the mighty questions Faye asks in her book. All that stress must have forced the breakdown of her marriages and the cocaine and alcohol habits.
As the previous reviewers have already noted, there is not much sympathy for this kind of lifestyle.
I read this book for the simple fact of gaining some insight into Nicole's husband. O.J. is indeed a great actor. His facade has masked what he really is. In this, the book suceeds in giving some glimpses of a very troubled person. At the same time, it gives a poor view of the lifestyles of the rich and idle.
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2.0 out of 5 stars She is a nobody!!!! Dec 29 2003
By beth
Format:Hardcover
I read this book, from the librbay, and it is quite infuriating... Firstly, Resnik lists her occupation is "socialite"????? Give me a break!!!!!
Her whole claim to fame is name dropping... (and,this is her only claim to fame...) When you read this book you realize how fake and pretnetious people like Bruce Jenner, Kris Jenner, Faye Resnik, and Nicole and O.J. Simpson really are/were. Its almost as though Resnik was more upset about Nicole's death because ahe lost her "link" to the "inner circle".
I also think that the things she wrote about Nicole were SOOOO disrespectful, not only to Nicole, but especially to Nicole's childre, I cant imagine them reading such awful things about their murdered mother, Didnt they go through enough??.... There are extremely private things that Faye discusses about Nicole that are so cold and hurtful (if they are even true) I cant imagine that this was Nicole's best friend. If she cared anything for Nicole she would have kept her collagen-enhanced mouth shut.
She is a brat, she has done NOTHING worthwhile for this country, her "best frined" or those poor children that she left behind.., I can not believe that the publishing co. allowed her to write such trash about a person that was brutally murdered. With a friend like this, who needs enemies?
Believe me
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1.0 out of 5 stars YUCK! June 30 2001
By Becky - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This woman considered herself to be Nicole's best friend. Poor Nicole. Because if that was true, and this woman was Nicole's best friend, then I wonder what her enemies were like? If the revelations in this book are true, then Nicole was nothing more than a bisexual man leach with who was kissed more times than the Pope's ring. What kind of friend would write such a trashy and expoitative book, whether true or not, mere months after a friend's brutal murder? What kind of friend would want to cash in on this terrible tragedy? The money that Resnick was paid for writing this book is, in my mind, blood money. I hope she's happy. If this woman was a true friend, she would have fought for justice for Nicole with dignity, love, and compassion, and NOT write this garbage, which serves nobody and does nothing but bring more pain and sorrow to the unspeakably victimised.
It's bad enough that the so called "Dream Team" and her murdering ex-husband trashed Nicole so badly in the wake of the murders and during the criminal and civil trials. But when this person was a so-called friend, it is just inexcuseable. Poor Nicole. I don't think she'll ever rest in peace.
For a glimpse of the real Nicole, read the things that her family has said about her. And for a glimpse of the reality of her relationship with her murdering husband, read the book "Raging Heart" by Sheila Weller. I wonder if book burnings are still conducted? If they are, this one should be at the top of the pile.
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Written by A FRIEND? Oct. 1 2010
By Black Swan - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I did not obsessively follow the O.J. Simpson trial but while visiting the library I discovered this book. As a student I am interested in trauma and was curious how this book would add to my psychology studies. Well not much. This book is poorly written with the author skipping around events so often that it is hard to keep up with where Nicole Brown is in her relationship with O.J. Simpson. The authors tone fluctuates from caring best friend to envious sexual rival. There were many typos throughout the book and Nicole Brown is very poorly depicted. Nicole Brown Simpson is described as a hypocritical, sex crazed dependent women. It would seem that a friend would try to place her in a more flattering light. However, the book has two merits: it is an EASY read and it does provide (a somewhat questionable) insight into the life of the rich and privileged. Mrs. Resnick was able to humanize Nicole and provide some details into Nicole's sad life. Yet, the flaws are many and they take away from the overall book. I borrowed it from the library and if you want to read it I suggest you do the same. PLEASE FOR YOUR SAKE DON'T BUY THIS BOOK.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars "She said, he said," and then a hand grenade dropped in the middle of the floor Oct. 21 2009
By Herbert L Calhoun - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Even if one were inclined to give Ms. Resnick the benefit of the doubt here (which I find it difficult to do), this expose about her closest friend -- as her own kind of self-proclaimed martyrdom and savior of abused women -- still leaves all of her motives up in the air and in serious question.

Was she just trying to get back at O.J. because she was sure (before the fact) that he was the murderer? Was this book just a cheap maneuver to profit from her friend's death? Is it indeed an honest attempt to warn other women about the perils of domestic violence? Or did she just want to share with the world what the glamorous life in "Hollywood's fast lane really is like?

Judging by most of the women reviewers, only a handful trusted Ms. Resnick's motives. But as a reader, I believe that her motives are all beside the point when one considers the full context of their respective lives: That is to say, when one considers how empty and debauched their respective lives were. And while we have no choice but to accept at face value at least a large portion of this "steamy" and "seamy" expose because that is all there is: There is nothing else here? It is all indiscriminate sex and drugs and "playing men against each other," etc? And even though both of these women are mothers, there is no normal life for them or their kids here?

And therein lies the problem: Judging by this context of emptiness and Ms. Resnick's own words, one can only conclude that she and her best friend were just a couple of "sluts," "hos" to use the ghetto vernacular, plain and simple, nothing more nothing less. Given the nature of the life she and Nicole shared, their whole lifestyle in the "Hollywood fast lane," was devastatingly empty, mindless and debauched. These women were lost in a haze of indiscriminate sex, drugs, and mind games being played on men. That is like walking around with a loaded gun pointed at one's own head and asking someone to pull the trigger. This is not to suggest that that alone is enough to justify one of them being murdered, but red lights were flickering in every direction, and red flags were going up all around them, yet, inexorably and according to Ms. Resnick's own account, together they just plunged full speed ahead.

A sure measure of this emptiness is that Nicole's impulse towards self-destruction was topped only by O.J.'s own (apparent) double murder. If Ms. Resnick can be believed, Nicole dropped a hand grenade right at her own feet and asked OJ to pull the pin when she began screwing a "younger most virile version" of OJ: his best friend Marcus Allen. Even after repeatedly being warned by Faye herself, and knowing that OJ had her under tight surveillance, Nicole began a torrid sex affair with OJ's best friend and was "doing him" on the day she was killed, according to Ms. Resnick.

At best one can only conclude from Ms. Resnick's story that: nothing from nothing leaves nothing: Nicole's self-destructive impulses led inexorably to her death. OJ's led to him having to spend the better part of the rest of his life behind bars, and Ms. Resnick's? Who knows? Marcus denied it all and is still doing TV sports color commentary. Has he written a book yet? What a disgusting mess? Two stars
11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Pure Trash March 31 2010
By night book owl - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
"Lovely" Faye jumped on the bandwagon after the murders to publish this trash as soon as possible to gain notoriety and profit. She sure did not do her so-called best friend Nicole any favors.
Part of this narrative is spent in praising herself, at the same time she paints a picture of promiscuity, lesbian encounters, drugs and party, party, party. Where are their kids when these damaged and selfish women are out partying, sleeping around and drinking, and she has the nerve to paint herself as a good mother.
This book is disgusting and so is Faye Resnick.
15 of 21 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars what the (bleep)? July 5 2004
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I thought this book would be a chronical of Nicole and OJ's relationship from the get-go, and how things eventually devolved to the sad state they were in at the end, but instead, it focused more on Faye Resnick's scatterbrained rantings about restaurants, clubs, sexual partners, vacations, and utterly soulless, vapid "friendships"...all provided in non-chronological order! There was relatively little information about the relationship between the famous couple: strange in a book that purports to be about that very subject. I feel sorry for Faye and Nicole, because I come away from reading this disjointed, rambling, bizarre account of seemingly disconnected events with the impression that both of them were seriously emotionally damaged women. So at least that was conveyed well.
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