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If I Did it
If I Did it | O J Simpson
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jessinikkip
If I Did it | O J Simpson
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Panpan

It reminded me of hearing a little kid say they weren't totally wrong in hurting a friend because, after all, that friend called them a bad name first, so they aren't a bad kid, just misunderstood... Really, if it had just been the text of the book by O.J. I might have not even finished it.

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jessinikkip
If I Did it | O J Simpson
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"He wants to confess, and I'm being assured it's a confession. But this is the only way he'll do it."

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Reviewsbylola
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Mehso-so

I read this as an #audiobook. It‘s a mixed bag in that you get the perspective of a narcissistic psychopath but you also have to swallow the fact that everything O.J. says is a lie. It‘s clear he tried to spin a tale that would show him in a sympathetic light. It didn‘t work. He also clearly wanted to portray Nicole as a drug addled floozy.

#lustforlife #marchintothe70s

AmyG Omg...this horror of a human is skiing in Vail...where I live. I am so happy I didn‘t see him. I heard he was in a bar near me. 🤮 4mo
RiaWritten I‘m just befuddled that this got published, honestly. 4mo
Lizpixie Money talks I guess😠 4mo
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MicheleinPhilly Gross. True story: My wife was a nanny for the family that lived next door to him during the civil trial. He used to try to chat her up when she was outside with the children. 🤢 4mo
Reviewsbylola STOP!! That‘s crazy. He has no shame and clearly feels like he‘s a gift to women. @MicheleinPhilly 4mo
Reviewsbylola It‘s actually an interesting story that is explained in the beginning of the book. OJ initially wrote it with a ghost writer and clearly wanted it published but the Goldman family fought over it in his bankruptcy proceedings and actually were awarded the rights to the book. @RiaWritten 4mo
RiaWritten @Reviewsbylola That‘s utterly fascinating actually. Thanks! 4mo
Reviewsbylola It made me feel better about reading it. I gathered that Simpson actually felt uncomfortable about the “hypothetical” chapter dealing with the murders and wanted it taken out. So I am sure he wasn‘t happy the book was ultimately published. Especially not with all the forwards and afterword that call him out for being a cold blooded murderer. 😂 @RiaWritten (edited) 4mo
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Tera66
If I Did it: Confessions of the Killer | O. J. Simpson, Goldman Family
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Panpan

A narcissistic egomaniac attempting to justify his reasons for murder. Almost the entire book is spent vilifying the victim. It's gross.👎
P.S. I'm posting a good pic of my dog because all the images for this book just made me sad.

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GripLitGrl
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#ANewChapter #UniqueRead @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88
I picked this for today's prompt cause its the only book i know of where rights were striped away. After O.J tried to profit off writting the book a judge ruled in favor of Goldman family of the rights & profits from the book & i remember they put the If in the title real small print to really emphasize it as a confession. Litsy even has it under both names for the author.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I remember watching this trial!! 😡😡 6mo
vkois88 I didn't realize they had re-released it under their names and dropping the "If"... that's interesting. But I'm glad. The whole thing was crazy. That poor family... 6mo
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SarahK
If I Did it | O J Simpson
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They say killers often return to the scene of the crime. In this case Roxie decided the book was so good she wanted seconds (of the same book). Guess we know the culprit! #dogsoflitsy

Nebklvr So grounded 2y
Hooked_on_books What a cutie, though! You probably can't stay mad at that face for long. 🐶💜 2y
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Kristy_K
If I Did it: Confessions of the Killer | O. J. Simpson, Goldman Family
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This was absolute torture to get through. Written by Simpson himself, it does nothing but paint Nicole Brown Simpson in bad light while saying Simpson was the real victim. There is only one chapter on the murder itself (which, by the title you'd expect more). I only read and finished it b/c it was a buddy read with a friend who never reads.
#marchintoreading #didntlikeitstillfinished

ReadingSusan Oh I bet that was enraging. 2y
Reviewsbylola He is truly a horrible person. Not to mention an egotistical, maniacal, abusive POS. 2y
Kristy_K @ReadingSusan It was! The whole book is literally him saying "woe is me, I'm such a perfect person and husband and here's vindictive, abusive B I have to put up with." I wanted to throw the book across the room. 2y
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Smangela
If I Did it: Confessions of the Killer | O. J. Simpson, Goldman Family
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Okay - I decided this is my #Anger prompt for #SweetEmotions photo challenge. More than any fictional character's actions I was so furious reading this narcissist's thoughts. And then I see he may get out on parole soon. 😑😠

Laalaleighh Who gets acquitted of murder and then writes and profits offs book about "if I had though". ???????? 2y
Laalaleighh This is the first thing that ever made me question our double jeopardy laws. 2y
Smangela @Laalaleighh it's unreal! Luckily there's a forward to this one and you learn that the Goldman family won the rights to this book since he didn't pay them the restitution he was supposed to from the civil suit (where he was found guilty). So they ultimately made the decision to publish and view it as his confession. They get the proceeds as well as his other creditors (the Brown family, some lawyers, the ghostwriter) 2y
Laalaleighh @Smangela well, that makes it slightly better. Still a heinous thing to write! 2y
Smangela @Laalaleighh I really can't believe that it was set to be published when it was driven by OJ! 2y
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Shyanna
If I Did it: Confessions of the Killer | O. J. Simpson, Goldman Family

Has anyone read this? If so I'd love to hear your opinions ❤

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ElizaTodd
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Pickpick

I just finished the last page of this and I had to review it immediately...this book is CRAZY. If you didn't think OJ Simpson was an egotistical maniac before, then you may want to give this book a read. If you don't think OJ could've done it, again, you may want to read this book. I hated OJ's retelling of lies but loved reading inside the mind of a killer and I love that the Goldman family published it. 10/10.

KennethTolesJr OJ did it. What's crazy is that even though there a lot of African American people on his side publicly, there A LOT who truly believe he did it. I did a paper on him in high school and had to interview a lot of people for it. (edited) 3y
ThatNeilGuy The OJ in America series that aired this year is AMAZING. 3y
LitLogophile I listened to this and had the same observations as you --- OJ's lies/excuses make him look even more guilty. It's fascinating to read though. 3y
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ElizaTodd @KennethTolesJr I've heard that! So many documentaries that I've seen state that most of his jury even believed he may have done it. Such a crazy case, that's a paper that I would love to write! Lol 3y
ElizaTodd @ThatNeilGuy I agree! I loved that series so much @lostlogophile It's really so obvious that he's lying lol 3y
ultrabookgeek I always wonder why the family even published the book - it seemed disrespectful to write and find a publisher on OJ's part, right that the family blocked the book but creepy and weird they published it. I don't get the whole OJ murder fascination and I grew up in the midst of it. I never understand why it kept being dragged out and rehashed. 3y
ElizaTodd @ultrabookgeek I totally understand! It's definitely become a topic of discussion of why the family would even publish it, but the family does address in this book that they wanted the world to read his lies, even if it was a crazy thing to do. I just find it interesting because it's a great example of how outside social influences can sway a court decision when that should never happen, ever. It does drag on though, people always want more info. 3y
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Hestapleton
Mehso-so

I wasn't super familiar with the OJ case when I started this book and this book is DEFINITELY catered to those who are knowledgeable about the case. The front and back matter by the Goldmans, lawyers, and ghostwriter are heavily biased, which provided a jarring juxtaposition with OJ's manuscript. The genre of confession/nonfiction/maybe-fiction is super weird, but the voice was interesting and it moved quickly. 3.5/5

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ElizaTodd
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Believe it or not, I am halfway through this book! A very long foreword from The Goldman's but very necessary to get to the main part of the book. Hopefully I'll be able to finish within the next few days!

LeahBergen Look at all of those stockings! 😍 3y
Bookworm83 My friend just gave me that bookmark for Christmas! 3y
ElizaTodd @LeahBergen Yes! I have 6 siblings and 10 nieces and nephews 😱 @Bookworm83 I love this bookmark, it's stuck around for awhile even though my tassel finally fell off! Lol 3y
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ElizaTodd
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Finally finished my #LitsyAtoZ list for 2017, a lot of these I will have to buy but I don't mind buying new books! As you can see, I've already started one of them. 😂

BookishMarginalia 🙌🏼 #abecedarianTBR 💜💜💜 3y
Hollie Great list! I've read a couple of them, I'll look forward to your reviews. "If I Did It" was very interesting!! 3y
ElizaTodd @Hollie Thank you, I'm very excited! This will be my first read through for all of them. 3y
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Theresa @BookishMarginalia I'm so curious... What is #abecedarianTBR?? I've seen you tag it in a lit of LitsyAtoZ posts but can't figure out what it's supposed to mean. 3y
Bookworm83 @Theresa I was intrigued, as well, so I went and looked it up and it means arranged alphabetically. What a great word! 3y
Theresa @bookworm83 Ah! Thank you! 3y
ElizaTodd Thanks for looking that up @bookworm83 I was curious as well! 3y
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Smangela
If I Did it: Confessions of the Killer | O. J. Simpson, Goldman Family
Pickpick

I deem this book a pick because I think it's a telling insight into the mind of a narcissist and most likely a cold-blooded killer. "The Night In Question" chapter is weird. If he didn't commit the murders, why would he even describe them? Why not describe what he actually did that evening? It takes a very arrogant & self-obsessed person to "imagine" what it would have been like had he murdered his ex-wife and her friend.

Smangela What's excellent is that proceeds from this book do not benefit OJ Simpson but rather the Goldman family. Further, the end of the book has a list of various foundations and organizations and their contact information such as organizations for victims of abuse. 3y
tpixie @Smangela that is great!! 3y
Smangela @tpixie I was really pleased to find that at the end! Information like that should be so easily available 3y
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tpixie Yes. 3y
tpixie That's why I never read the 'new' To Kill A Mockingbird book- I didn't want to give $$ to Lee Harper's attorney- knowing Lee Harper never wanted to publish again. 3y
Smangela @tpixie I completely agree! It's unfair 3y
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Smangela
If I Did it: Confessions of the Killer | O. J. Simpson, Goldman Family
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The chapter OJ alleges is "fiction." Very interesting read so far. It reads like a narcissist wrote it. Insisting that Nicole blamed him for everything but was really herself at fault for everything and that he was the picture of perfection. To me, that comes across as denial and someone lying, at the very least, to themselves.

ScrappyMags It's so ridiculous that everyone knows he did it... ugh... at least he's in jail for SOMETHNG! 3y
Smangela @ScrappyMags Preach!! I only vaguely remember it happening; I remember my family having the coverage on from the trial. I clearly remember the outrage when he was going to put this book out. And then I listened to a podcast about it and I wanted to know more about the case. I feel so awful for the victims and their families! (edited) 3y
ScrappyMags @Smangela I was in college at the time and I remember everyone was huddled around radios or tvs (lol no iPhones!!) and ppl were in shock. I remember it being a very racially divided case. 3y
Smangela @ScrappyMags that is what I've seen in my readings too - how unfortunate :( 3y
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ElizaTodd
If I Did it: Confessions of the Killer | O. J. Simpson, Goldman Family
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I've been feeling a little rough lately physically and mentally so my boyfriend let me open one of my Christmas gifts early to cheer me up and it really, truly did! Anybody who knows me knows that I have a very strange obsession with the OJ Simpson trial and it's one of the main reasons I'm a Criminalistics major, I've been wanting to read this for SO LONG. It's a miracle how much a book can lift up your spirits ❤️

Smangela I just started reading this today too! 3y
ElizaTodd @Smangela That's awesome! Can't wait to see what you think! 3y
PrezBookster Awesome! 3y
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jessicarenee Early Christmas presents are the best 🙃 3y
celtichik Did you catch American Crime Story earlier this year? If so, what did you think? 3y
LeahBergen Oh, I'm glad it perked you up. 😀 3y
ElizaTodd @LeahBergen It really did! Now if I can only get to feeling better! @celtichik I really liked it but there were some points where I didn't. Love Sarah Paulson so much though ❤️A great documentary though about it all is OJ Simpson: Made in America, I LOVED that! 3y
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LitLogophile
If I Did it: Confessions of the Killer | O. J. Simpson, Goldman Family
Mehso-so

I started listening to this because I have an unexpectedly long commute lately, and I was pleasantly surprised about why this book exists and what the profit goes to. If you want to hear why O.J. committed a double murder, this book is basically a confession. It's odd to read and infuriating at points, but consider it if you're interested in criminal law, or psychology in general, because it's actually pretty raw. Free on Audible Channels w/ Prime

BeckaroniAndCheese This is a great explanation. I've added it to my TBR stack because of your comments, thank you! 😀 3y
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KrisConstantReader
If I Did it: Confessions of the Killer | O. J. Simpson, Goldman Family
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I've always been very curious about this book, but not curious enough to spend $14.99, or whatever the price was. Today it's $0.99; excellent.

razmanda I still don't want to pay even that much. I thought there was a prohibition that didn't allow people to profit from their crimes in this way? Or maybe because he phrased it as "if" he can skate around that. 3y
KrisConstantReader @razmanda the Goldman family fought because of that judgment they had against him and won--the book is now theirs. They are the ones who ultimately released it, Simpson gets zero from it. 3y
razmanda @KrisConstantReader cool, good to know! 3y
KrisConstantReader @razmanda yeah, I wouldn't have even paid $0.99 if he were getting the proceeds. 3y
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