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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2009

    Must Read For Women

    Even though we know the plot, we don't really know the story. Mary Jo is generous in sharing memories that I bet she would really rather forget in this book. Don't start with this book until you've got the time to read it all the way through. It's hard to put down.

    I think every woman needs to read this book so that they will have a benchmark for crazy relationships. You may think that what your significant other is doing is "normal," but read this book, think again, and save yourself.

    Mary Jo Buttafuoco is a better woman than I am. I am truly humbled by her strength, courage, and indomitable spirit. She is a true inspiration to all women IMHO.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 27, 2009

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    I loved it!!

    I bought it...I loved it...I recommend it!! It's about time Mary Jo tells her side of the story and how she got through it. She is very honest about her reasons for staying with Joey, her healing, her troubles, and how she survived it. She is a remarkable woman and can teach us all something about family, forgiveness, and perseverance. I hope everyone reads this and finds a way to make peace with their own demons, as she's done.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 4, 2009

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    Much Better Than I Expected

    I was interested in the book because of the title. What I liked about it was her story---she was truthful but did not come across as a "poor me victim". This is a sad but true story of a woman who fell in love with a selfish, self-centered man and her journey to the discovery and truth of her situation. She deserves all the happiness she has found.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 3, 2012

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    An unlikely hero

    I am so sorry Mary Jo for looking down my nose all those years ago at a starnger's pain and thinking ugh what an idiot for being Mrs Joey Buttafuoco. I was young and judgemental and needed to learn compassion. Mary Jo is a hero who put herself aside in such extreme circumstances to hold her family together. She was fighting a loosing battle but her selflessness is clear in this book. Mary Jo is one tough cookie,a fighter and an honest and interesting person. Thanks for setting the record straight. A good read tells us about ourselves as this book certainly does and for me explores the curious phenom of blaming the victim that permiates our society.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2009

    Give This To Young Adults

    Mary Jo gives us all the gory details about her suffering after Amy Fisher shot her in the head. She explains how blind she was to her husband's motives and behavior. Like so many people, she was raised in a happy home and had no idea that sociopaths are among us. Her purpose in writing the book is to tell people the story behind the lurid headlines.

    Thank you, Mary Jo. If I had a teenager, I would give her or him this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2009

    Pretty good read.

    Some errors on some pages.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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