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Betty objects until the judge explains that her decision to allow their dirty laundry to be aired in the court of public opinion, which in turn might harm their children, could also negatively affect her position in the custody matter.
But California, the judge explains, recognizes no-fault divorce. That means their hearing is only to divide assets and property and determine custody. Eventually Betty finds her footing, focusing her questions around how she supported Dan while he went to medical and law school, all of which he dismisses as minimal if not meaningless. Adjective, adverb, noun.
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I was still absorbed throughout both trials. With the passage of time, and through internet research, I learned about Betty Broderick's parole hearing in And, I was very much interested in all family members involved. I wanted to know how each of their lives progressed with the tragedy that occurred. Jul 10, Christine KizzieReads rated it liked it Shelves: true-crime , reads , library-books , big-books-challenge. This is definitely a book about what not to do in a divorce. I knew about this case before reading this book, but there were a few things I did learn from it.
I think that these two people were slated for a disaster straight from the beginning. It is sad to see that people will do these things to each other, just for the sake of being the winner. Especially towards her children. Nobody should use their kids to get their way in a divorce or talk to them in this way.
As for the writing, I found it quite cut and dried, but a little bit biased as well. As for the editing, I think that it should have been better. I found several spelling mistakes, as well as other mistakes, like the name of cities. Apr 24, Tija Addams rated it really liked it.
What a fantastic book. Wonderfully written. My only criticism is that the Author Bella Stumbo was somewhat biased to the point of it being a bit annoying. Jan 06, Marsmannix rated it it was amazing Shelves: true-crime. Best book ever on the Betty broderick case. Jul 22, Heather rated it liked it Shelves: true-crime. It became really apparent to me however, that they were having a negative impact on my well-being you are what you consume , after all so I stopped watching them for the most part.
What on earth then, inspired me to read a fairly lengthy book about the Broderick divorce and murder?! Initially, I was intrigued because I thought the case demonstrated the inequities women experience in the legal system, as well as the lengths to which legal chicanery can be taken in a divorce proceeding. I also suspected that it raised some interesting questions about the extent to which mental health should be considered in determining guilt in a criminal case.
All of those things proved to be true, but it also became a case study of how avarice, self-centeredness, and our own poor choices can lead to the deterioration of our mental health and sense of well-being. I found it all highly disturbing and, in the end, I just wanted to finish the book and be rid of these people forever.
Dan most certainly was a philanderer and was emotionally abusive to Betty. Based on the evidence presented in the first trial, I also believe there is a significant likelihood that he was physically and sexually abusive to Betty, as well.
Furthermore, he had no intention of ever giving her a fair settlement and most certainly hid assets and manipulated the legal system in his favor. She should have walked away, as her friends suggested. I just wish that Betty had accepted the fact that she was going to get hosed in the divorce no matter what she did but that she would likely fare better if she just cooperated with her lawyers. I wish she had swallowed her pride and worked with a therapist to help her cope with her quite justifiable anger at her husband and his mistress rather than continuing to stoke the flames by acting out again and again.
I wish she would have just let go, recognizing that her relationship with her husband was awful and that she would ultimately be better off without him. No matter how ugly their behavior, nothing Dan or Linda did justified taking their lives. Despite the fact that Betty was undeniably suffering from mental health issues, none of the psychologists that interviewed her felt she was mentally incompetent.
I agree. I think she did know right from wrong the only measure of mental competence in a court of law , and I think she needed to be held accountable. I also think though, that there are mitigating circumstances and that she was goaded to a certain extent.
What I find particularly disturbing however, is that in the three parole hearings Betty has had in the last ten years she has expressed absolutely no remorse thus parole has been denied. The only thing Betty does seem to truly care about is herself.
She is where she belongs. How long IS this book? Too late to turn back now. But this book is the opposite of tight. Hundreds of pages of descriptions of Betty Broderick cursing, LOTS of fat shaming and authorial disgust over how fat and ugly Betty got during her divorce. Apparently becoming ugly was another crime she should have been tried for. I think everyone involved in this story, including the writer, could have used a lot more therapy. Two terrible people, one of whom killed the other one.
I just feel sad for their kids. As a true crime reader for more than 20 years I had never read anything about this case. Yes I had heard about the name Betty Broderick but no idea what it was about. I had already another book on my kindle but then I read someone who suggested this book was the much better one of the two.
I decided to try a sample and reading the first chapter I was hooked so I purchased it and it was not cheap. Then I began reading and I thought after a while "Darn I am an idiot. The author tells us what happene As a true crime reader for more than 20 years I had never read anything about this case. The author tells us what happened in the first chapter and why and now the rest of the ? It hardly ever happens that I understand a killing but boy I can see her terrible anger and get it.
The worst years are coming now Of to bed to read more. Update August 5 Well I finished this book a few days ago. Then I discovered this was a lie? Not sure how this is even allowed. That even though it is sometimes written as if Kim is telling the story apparently she had nothing to do with it. Something fishy is going on. She is telling on forums she did not write it. Maybe she did participate but then decided against it?
I do not think I can write a book and say I am Ted Bundy's sister if this is not true. Betty is one thing. She is the most stubborn woman on the planet I think. Dan Broderick is a successful lawyer who has an affair with his assistant and then leaves his wife, Betty, for this much younger woman.
Betty kills them both which shocks the upscale community in which they live in. I was completely engrossed in this true crime novel and I thought it was well written because the book covers the span of their marriage, beginning with the early years as they struggled financially when Dan was in law school to the present when he became successful and they lived an Dan Broderick is a successful lawyer who has an affair with his assistant and then leaves his wife, Betty, for this much younger woman.
I was completely engrossed in this true crime novel and I thought it was well written because the book covers the span of their marriage, beginning with the early years as they struggled financially when Dan was in law school to the present when he became successful and they lived an upper class lifestyle. After Dan left her, Betty comes across as a scorned and bitter woman and it is easy to see how she reached the point to where she "lost it".
If I had to figure out her motive, I would say that she felt betrayed because she helped her husband get to where he was at in his career.
If you enjoy reading true crime books, I highly recommend you read this one! Seemed like never ending! Wow, is this a long book! Every conversation, every foul disgusting word used , every visit is told!
The author seemed to take great pleasure in recounting what a filthy mouth Betty has and how vicious she was. Her treatment of her children is appalling but I still felt sorry for her. I believe she was badly damaged by her husband's affair but not to the point of murder. I may have missed some vital info in the couple of thousand pages I skipped, before losing the will t Seemed like never ending! I may have missed some vital info in the couple of thousand pages I skipped, before losing the will to live, but had this book been a tad restrained in it's content, maybe half the length, it would have been more acceptable.
Sorry Ms. Stumbo not for me, too long too nasty and too repetitive Sep 05, Jolynn rated it it was amazing. Our library has this book, and I check it out periodically because it is such a compelling read. The book is completely unbiased, using facts to tell the ultimate tale of a woman who felt scorned when her husband left her for a younger woman. Nobody played fair on either side. Betty was portrayed in the miniseries and in "American Justice" as a jealous, slightly psychotic ex-wife.
You really need to read the book to get the full scope of everything that happened--on both sides. Apr 14, Kathy rated it liked it. Many typos and editing errors, but if you overlook those, this is a deep look into how one person can drive another over the edge. While I do not condone murder, I can see how she ended up at that point. Title: The Twelfth of Never 30 Jun Betty faces Dan in divorce court and is crushingly defeated, sending her past a point of no return.
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Full Cast and Crew. Release Dates. Official Sites. Company Credits. Technical Specs. Plot Summary.Jun 30, · Directed by Shannon Kohli. With Christian Slater, Amanda Peet, Rachel Keller, Anna Jacoby-Heron. Betty faces Dan in divorce court and is crushingly defeated, sending her /