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You Don't Know the Full Truth About O.J. Simpson and the Murders that Gripped a Nation. But Mike Gilbert does, and after nearly two decades of being O.J. Simpson's sports agent, business advisor, and trusted confidant, Gilbert is breaking his silence and telling the full story of the man he idolized, but now despises. Gilbert's shocking tale is unlike anything you've read before; it isn't his "version" of what happened--it's the unvarnished truth. The truth about O.J., the murders, and the infamous trial. Not as Gilbert imagined or would like it to be, but how it actually was. Gilbert doesn't spare anyone, not even himself--he helped deceive the jury and feels deeply responsible for the "Not Guilty" verdict. So why is Gilbert speaking out now? Has he gone from sinner to saint? Is he making a play for sympathy or looking to make a quick buck? No. (Proceeds from this book are going to the March of Dimes and other selected charities with which Gilbert has long been associated.) Gilbert is writing this book because he regrets what he did for his adored, childhood idol. He can no longer find any excuse for how he has shielded O.J. Simpson; and he is determined that the full truth must now be told, including: * O.J.'s late night confession to Gilbert * How Gilbert was responsible for O.J.'s hand not fitting the murder glove * Why O.J. murdered Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman (it was more than jealousy) * Why Gilbert defended O.J. for so long--and what finally convinced him he could do so no longer * How O.J. ignored his financial obligations to the Goldman family and milked the tabloids for money * The real reason why an armed O.J. burst in on the memorabilia collectors in Las Vegas (Gilbert had what O.J. was looking for) Told with searing candor, this book leaves no one's reputation intact--not even Gilbert's. But he casts a glaring light on how celebrity can corrupt, how power can mislead, and how friendship and loyalty can be perverted. His book is meant to set the record straight, to lay to rest the ghosts of that dreadful night that have haunted him ever since, and to now play what little part he can to forward the process the of justice.… (mais)
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Título:How I Helped O.J. Get Away With Murder: The Shocking Inside Story of Violence, Loyalty, Regret, and Remorse
Autores:Mike Gilbert (Autor)
Informação:Regnery Publishing (2008), Edition: First Edition, 320 pages
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This is a story about loss - Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman lost their lives and the author, Mike Gilbert, lost his hero and idol. The O.J. Simpson murder trial was billed as the trial of the century, and indeed during 1994-1995 the story dominated the news. This is a history of what went on behind the scenes.

O.J. was Mike Gilbert's idol. He wanted to be just like him, but he lacked the athletic skills to be a professional football player. When he got a chance to be O.J.'s marketing manager, Mike was star struck, so much so that Simpson could do no wrong in Gilbert's eyes. That explains why Mike, and several other people, stood by O.J. for so long, despite the overwhelming evidence of his guilt. The book goes into Gilbert's history with Simpson, the murder trial and aftermath, and eventually the split between the two. Gilbert puts forth his theory of how the murders went down based on his knowledge of the parties involved. Gilbert claims it was his idea how to get the bloody gloves to not fit when O.J. tried them on, which was a major coup for the defense. The book explains how keeping his fans happy was paramount to O.J. and thus how surprised he was at the treatment he received from the public after the verdict was rendered. But Gilbert's eyes were finally opened to O.J.'s true nature, which caused an irrevocable split in their relationship.

It is a sad story, both for the loss of life and the loss of a hero. In the end, O.J.'s ego landed him in prison for an offense unrelated to the murders. Throughout most of the book, the Goldman family was portrayed in a negative light. But in the end, Gilbert apologized to the family for his treatment of them. It was an interesting read and shed some light on this tragic story. I rate this as a three star read. ( )
  NPJacobsen | Nov 9, 2016 |
After listening to this book, I was even more disgusted than after listening to O.J.'s book. In this one, I found out a lot more about the volatility of O.J. and Nicole's relationship, as well as about the events that led up to the murders. I also learned why the gloves didn't fit during the trial (the author suggested that O.J. not take his arthritis medication). There were SO many disturbing revelations in this book, making me even more disgusted with the so-called "dream team" as well as O.J. ( )
  TeresaKander | Aug 4, 2014 |
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You Don't Know the Full Truth About O.J. Simpson and the Murders that Gripped a Nation. But Mike Gilbert does, and after nearly two decades of being O.J. Simpson's sports agent, business advisor, and trusted confidant, Gilbert is breaking his silence and telling the full story of the man he idolized, but now despises. Gilbert's shocking tale is unlike anything you've read before; it isn't his "version" of what happened--it's the unvarnished truth. The truth about O.J., the murders, and the infamous trial. Not as Gilbert imagined or would like it to be, but how it actually was. Gilbert doesn't spare anyone, not even himself--he helped deceive the jury and feels deeply responsible for the "Not Guilty" verdict. So why is Gilbert speaking out now? Has he gone from sinner to saint? Is he making a play for sympathy or looking to make a quick buck? No. (Proceeds from this book are going to the March of Dimes and other selected charities with which Gilbert has long been associated.) Gilbert is writing this book because he regrets what he did for his adored, childhood idol. He can no longer find any excuse for how he has shielded O.J. Simpson; and he is determined that the full truth must now be told, including: * O.J.'s late night confession to Gilbert * How Gilbert was responsible for O.J.'s hand not fitting the murder glove * Why O.J. murdered Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman (it was more than jealousy) * Why Gilbert defended O.J. for so long--and what finally convinced him he could do so no longer * How O.J. ignored his financial obligations to the Goldman family and milked the tabloids for money * The real reason why an armed O.J. burst in on the memorabilia collectors in Las Vegas (Gilbert had what O.J. was looking for) Told with searing candor, this book leaves no one's reputation intact--not even Gilbert's. But he casts a glaring light on how celebrity can corrupt, how power can mislead, and how friendship and loyalty can be perverted. His book is meant to set the record straight, to lay to rest the ghosts of that dreadful night that have haunted him ever since, and to now play what little part he can to forward the process the of justice.

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