Senin, 17 Mei 2010

It could have happened to anyone

Waiting Be Heard A Memoir

Waiting Be Heard A Memoir

It is fabulous to finally hear from Amanda. After all the other books, tabloids, movies, and websites had their say about Amanda Knox, it is good to finally hear from her (and shocking that some people think she shouldn't write her own book after all that has been said about her). It is clear that she is a warm, articulate, smart, down-to-earth person. It has been clear to me from the beginning that she is 100% innocent. For all those wondering why she would enter the apartment with the door ajar and blood speckles in the bathroom, it would be even more inexplicable for her to enter the apartment if she had actually committed the murder (why would she come back 12 hours later - she would have fled)! If she was the murderer, why in the world would she call Meredith's phone (which led to it being found). I could go on and on, but this isn't the place for that. This is one of the most horrendous stories about justice gone wrong - to be imprisoned is bad enough, add the financial burden, but mostly the media storm that still goes on to this day. Ironic that Amanda has been convicted of slander when she has been slandered more than anyone else I can think of, by the media, other books, etc.

This is also a great story of love from her family and all that they did. Amanda speaks openly about very personal matters. She is apologetic for some of her actions but she just never did anything wrong at all. The police and prosecution and media turned everything she did into something deviant. While I had a great grasp of the facts of the case for the past many years, this certainly has given me a much better sense of Amanda, the person. Her personality, thoughts, emotions all come alive on the pages.

I would hope that larger issues like corrupt prosecutors (here in the U.S. too) refusing to admit errors, false journalism, hate spewed from websites will be addressed after this tragedy though I doubt it will. Seems odd to me that cyberbullying and teenage suicide is taken so seriously, yet people have been cyberbullying Amanda and her family for years. Very sad and tragic. I wish Amanda and her family the very best. And her parents should win Parents of the Year award.

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6 komentar:

  1. I would like to know some titles of some interesting books for teenagers. I don't want anything extremely smart or deep or philosophical. I just want the plot to grab my attention. Something that I can read just for the hell of it. Any suggestions? Thanks.

    BalasHapus
  2. Leslie Jennings12 November 2011 13.32

    I have heard Obama speak, but I haven't heard anything that sounds too promising. Can someone who has taken a drink of the Obama koolaid tell me what is so great about income redistribution and a socialist government?

    BalasHapus
  3. Rosalyn Fischer30 Desember 2011 03.32

    im writing an essay for english and i need to know the answer to that and also, what other choices were available for the government? and what were the possible consequence of these choices?

    BalasHapus
  4. I have completed a personal memoir. Although the editing still needs to done, I want to get my book noticed by literary agents and publishers. I have done some research and have found a few literary agents. Should I wait for the editing of my book to be complete or can I contact these agents now? I really have no idea what the whole process is and am basically reading online about how to get my book published. Any answers/ feedback is much appreciated. I hope to get responses form published authors as well. Thank you kindly.

    BalasHapus
  5. I'm 13, love to read, i probably already read most of the books i have more then twice. Looking for new titles but not really sure where to start. I kinda like romantic, mystery, and stories that are based on people my age. Or you guys can just list your favorite books down! Anything helps!

    BalasHapus
  6. I have a term paper to write. I can choose Memoirs of a Geisha and One thousand White Women or A Doll's House and the Glass Menagerie. Which set did you personally prefer and why? Also which set is easier to write individual papers and a synthesis paper on? Thank you!

    BalasHapus