The Secret Life of Jodi Arias

Book - 2013
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Chronicles the high-profile murder trial of Jodi Arias, focusing on Arias's history before her relationship with victim Travis Alexander and how their Mormon faith played a role in their breakup and Alexander's murder.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, [2013], ©2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062303998
Branch Call Number: 364.1523 Ve
Description: xiv, 338 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm


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Dec 10, 2014

I did not have high hopes for this book, thinking of it as just a trashy read, but this book was truly terrible. The writing was full of cliches and thin analogies. What was particularly upsetting was the fact that this book was downright misogynistic at times - trying to use Jodi's appreciation of sex as evidence that she is evil. I have no question in my mind that Jodi committed the murder, but equating her sex life to being a psychopath, while portraying Travis as an innocent who had no part in their sexual activity was just plain wrong. I did not finish this book.

May 30, 2014

I've read and watch everything I can about this case and I want more

Mar 20, 2014

Appallingly biased. I had heard of the trial but not followed it, and was looking for an objective account. This is NOT it. The author has a frothing hate for the accused woman, and unrealistically deifies the victim. She takes everything that Jodi does or doesn't do as somehow evil, to the point of absurdity. As women are violently murdered by their partners every day in North America, it's curious to me that this case of a woman murderer brought so much out of proportion public vitriol.

Feb 13, 2014

Like so many others around the world, I watched quite a bit of this trial (still available on YouTube) and was stunned by the outrage Jodi Arias caused. Jane Velez-Mitchell does a very good job and her prose is easy to read. It became clear that this case was tried in the media and public forums and I was horrified to learn that people who planned on testifying on Arias' behalf received so many death threats that they backed off from peer pressure. Lawyers for Arias presented a plea deal in 2011 and JVM shows you how Juan Martinez refused to even consider it and as a result cost Arizona millions of tax dollars. Does Arias deserve the death penalty? After reading Exposed and reviewing the defense witnesses that did show up, I'm not so sure.


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