Can't Forgive: My 20-Year Battle with O.J. Simpson [NOOK Book]

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Don’t tell her she needs to find closure. Don’t ask her to forgive and forget.

When Kim was just 22, her older brother, Ron Goldman, was brutally killed by O.J. Simpson. Ron and Kim were very close, and her devastation was compounded by the shocking not guilty verdict that allowed a smirking Simpson to leave as a free man.

It wasn’t Kim’s first trauma. Her parents divorced ...
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Can't Forgive: My 20-Year Battle with O.J. Simpson

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Overview

Don’t tell her she needs to find closure. Don’t ask her to forgive and forget.

When Kim was just 22, her older brother, Ron Goldman, was brutally killed by O.J. Simpson. Ron and Kim were very close, and her devastation was compounded by the shocking not guilty verdict that allowed a smirking Simpson to leave as a free man.

It wasn’t Kim’s first trauma. Her parents divorced when she was young, and she and Ron were raised by their father. Her mother kidnapped her, telling her that her father didn’t love her any more. When she was 14, she was almost blinded from severe battery acid burns on her face during an automobile accident, requiring three reconstructive surgeries.

But none of these early traumas compared to the loss of her brother, the painful knowledge that his killer was free, and fact that she could not even grieve privately—her grief was made painfully public. Counseled by friends, strangers, and even Oprah to “find closure,” Kim chose a different route. She chose to fight.

Repeatedly, Kim and her family pursued Simpson by every legal means. Foiled over and over again, they ultimately achieved a small measure of justice.

Kim’s story is one of tragedy, but also of humanity and, often, comedy. Living life as one of America’s most famous “victims” isn’t always easy, especially as a single mother in the dating market. She often had bizarre first date experiences, with one man even breaking down into tears and inconsolable with grief after realizing who she was.

Ultimately Kim’s story is that of an ordinary person thrown into extraordinary circumstances at a very young age, and who had the courage—despite the discouragement of so many—to ignore the conventional wisdom and never give up her fight for justice.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781940363141
  • Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digital Only
  • Pages: 999
  • Sales rank: 16,928
  • File size: 385 KB

Meet the Author

Known nationwide as a victims’ rights advocate after her brother’s murder in the infamous O. J. Simpson murder trial, Kim Goldman is the founding Co-Chair of The Ron Goldman Foundation for Justice. She is also the Executive Director of The Youth Project; a non-profit organization that provides free counseling, support groups, crisis intervention, and education and outreach to thousands of teenagers, since opening in 2000. In her spare time, Goldman travels the country as an impassioned public speaker on victims’ rights, the role of the media, judicial reform, and other related topics. She is currently a resident of Greater Los Angeles, where she has lived for ten years as a single parent. (KimberlyGoldman.com)
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2014

    so good!  I couldn't put it down ... a lot of trial stuff for th

    so good!  I couldn't put it down ... a lot of trial stuff for those of us that that still have an interest ... but also so much about her life growing up before that time as well 
    a car accident I never knew about  ... and some other stories that I never knew either.  I was in tears a lot, and she even made me laugh. 
    I related to so much of what she wrote, especially about relationships!  You go girl!  Stay strong Kim!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2014

    Awesome

    An excellent read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2014

    I lost a broother too

    My brother died 28 years ago and although he was not murdered it hurts too we were also very close we should not just forget the ones we love especially when their killer is a natcisstic sociopath who thinks he is untouchable why do people celebrate heinous criminals i offer my deepest condolences to your family and the family of nicole brown
    You are not golddiggers i hope oj simpson suffers in life and for all of eternity

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2014

    Once again...

    Im sorryabout your family tragedies. We all have them in one way or another. Some choose to move on but the Goldmine family keeps coming back for more. Please give us all a break, PLEASE!

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    Posted May 22, 2014

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