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Who Moved My Cheese?
If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans
Scientific Secrets for Self-Control
Just One Damned Thing After Another
The Vanishing
Exercises in Knitting
The Good Dream
The Very Best of Edgar Allan Poe
The Chosen
BT-Kids' Knits
Talking God
The Professor
The Christmas Files
The Finisher
Home Decor for 18-Inch Dolls: Create 10 Room Settings with Furniture and 15 Outfits with Accessories
Dracula and Other Stories
A New Song
All Quiet on the Western Front
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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Mommy's Little Girl

Mommy's Little GirlMommy's Little Girl by Diane Fanning
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was published before Casey Anthony's trial and it was very hard to read in light of the verdict.  Everything in the book leaves you with no doubt that Casey killed her daughter.  There is just no other explanation for her conduct.  She went 31 days without reporting Caylee's absence and then it was her mother who reported it. She said she left the child with an nanny, but the nanny didn't exist, the apartment where she said she had been taking her for almost 2 years didn't exist, the nanny's mother didn't exist.  Casey went out partying, stealing from her parents and friends, writing checks against her grandmother's account as well as her best friend.  She pretended she had a job and even took to police to her supposed office at Universal, but then confessed that she didn't have the job, and her boss and coworker didn't exist.  Every thing she said was a lie.

The book does, however does go a long way towards explaining the family background and the extent of Casey's narcissism.  For whatever reason, Casey's parents enabled her and helped her become the person she was.  I have to say that they only helped, though.  There was noting in Casey's background that could have caused her to become the complete narcissistic sociopath that the was.  Which makes this miscarriage of justice even harder to take.

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