Getting It Through My Thick Skull

Getting It Through My Thick Skull

Why I Stayed, What I Learned, and What Millions of People Involved With Sociopaths Need to Know

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Mary Jo Buttafuoco's life as a suburban wife and mother in sleepy Massapequa, New York, ended in May 1992, when she was shot in the head on her own front porch. The 'Long Island Lolita' saga sparked a media frenzy. As the years passed and Mary Jo steadfastly stood by her man while Joey Buttafuoco and Amy Fisher continued to make headlines, one question lingered in the minds of women everywhere: Why did she stay for so long? Here, Mary Jo finally answers that question fully and convincingly: she was married to a sociopath, one of countless women who have become enmeshed with a partner who wreaks havoc on the lives around them. Using her own experiences, Mary Jo helps readers determine if they are indeed involved with a sociopath, and offers hope and help for them through her life lessons and her inspiring comeback.--From publisher description.
Publisher: Deerfield Beach, Fla. : Health Communications, [2009], ©2009
ISBN: 9780757313721
0757313728
Branch Call Number: 362.19685 Bu
Characteristics: vii, 256 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: McCarron, Julie

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babyboy04
Aug 09, 2014

very sad what happened to her for all of the years of pain from amy and joey. but I still think amy got a bad time too.

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DellaV
Aug 01, 2012

I thought Mary Jo was actually very fair to all characters in this book. She took the blame for a lot of stuff she chose to overlook; expressed sympathy for Joey, even though he really seems to the rest of us to be undeserving, and had a lot of sympathy for her attacker, pointing out what she did but compared/contrasted it with the girl's age and life experiences. An excellent cautionary tale, however, a bit repetitive.

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