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