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If I Did It: Confessions of a Killer by O. J. Simpson

Published May 8, 2017

If I Did It: Confessions of a Killer by O. J. Simpson

Book info

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  • Author O. J. Simpson
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Thoughts

This is such a bizarre book. It’s top and tailed with explanatory chapters, firstly from the ghost writer who tells how the book was written. At the end, there are additional chapters from the Goldman family who fought tooth and nail to get the book published, and a couple of additional paragraphs from others close to the situation.

If you set aside all the explanations though, there’s really only one question left: What on earth was OJ Simpson thinking agreeing to write this book in the first place?

The “I didn’t do it, but if I did, here’s how I would have done it” has become something of a running joke and I only wanted to read this book so that I had all the facts before fully embracing that humour. Now I’m happy that this is a confession, and a really bizarre one at that. Giving this book a score seems inappropriate in this instance, but it’s an interesting if horrifying read.

Rating: Unrated

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