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1.09.2006

Laci Peterson and A Best Seller

I don't understand why the death of a loved one so oftentimes leads to a book so long as the death received a great deal of attention.

7 comments:

Condoleesa said...

I can't understand wanting to profit off the death. Just plain sick.

comment4U said...

You know, I honestly believe this mother is simply doing what she finds most cathartic. Heck, every time I see her, I feel sorry for her all over again.....her daughter AND her grandson? I'd yell about it in a book too.

Anonymous said...

She is not profiting off her daughter's death. She stated in an interview with Katie Couric on Dateline Sunday night that the money is going to 2 non-profit organizations named after her daughter and grandson to help victims. So it's not "just plain sick" as Condoleesa writes. It is very selfless and probably the only way this lady can think of to turn good out of an horrific tragedy and keep her daughter and grandson's memory alive. Maybe before you judge, Condoleesa, you need to get the facts. God Bless Sharon Rocha.

Condoleesa said...

Regardless of where the money is going I think it is sick. I understand her grief. I understand her need to talk about it. Making money of off it for any reason is still sick in my book.

Anonymous said...

Everyone is missing the point. What the blog boss is asking is "what about books about the ordinary, run of the mill, out of the public eye brutal murder victims and family suffering"? The only reason there is a book is because this particular grisly crime was news. Like the girl in Aruba...but not news is the person who, right now probably, is being beaten, assaulted and stabbed to death out of the public eye.

Anonymous said...

Because they were pretty people.If they had been ugly run of the mill people,you'd never heard another word about this.

comment4U said...

Last two anons.....I'll agree with most of that. It's, unfortunately, very true that the news outlets favor stories involving pretty white women who are most "like us." Although, there are a number of books about the ordinary looking people murdered too....(St. Martin's True Crime Library, etc.). They just don't get the big name press.....