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Amy Fisher Anatomy of a Scandal: The Myth, the Media and the Truth Behind the Long Island Lolita Story

Dominguez, Pier

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ISBN 10: 0595184170 / ISBN 13: 9780595184170
Published by Writers Club Press 5/1/2001, 2001
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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0595184170 Very Good++; Softcover; 2001, Writers Club Press; Covers still shiny; Pages clean & unmarked; Good binding with straight spine; Red & black covers with title in black lettering; 568 pages; "Amy Fisher: Anatomy of a Scandal : The Myth, the Media and the Truth Behind the Long Island Lolita Story," by Pier Dominguez. Bookseller Inventory # SKU-24102037

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Title: Amy Fisher Anatomy of a Scandal: The Myth, ...

Publisher: Writers Club Press 5/1/2001

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Very Good

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A detailed and meticulously researched biography of Amy Fisher and the story that made her famous.

Her parents called her the "light of their lives."

Her lover called her a liar and a whore.

Her classmates said she was "bubbly."

Her prostitution client said she was "shy."

Her prosecutor compared her to John Gotti.

Her victim called her "the devil."

The media called her the Long Island Lolita.

Her own lawyer called her "an...enigma."

How many faces does Eve have?

On May 19, 1992 Amy Fisher walked up the steps of her lover's front porch and-accidentally or otherwise-shot his wife in the face. What followed was the most public exposure of all of Amy's haunting secrets: a double life that included teenage prostitution, a shattering affair with a married man and hidden childhood sex abuse. The themes were all there: sex, prostitution, obsession, violence and scandal. Soon, Amy was America's most famous teenager: her alluring image graced the covers of tabloids daily. She was the subject of three television movies in one week and became fodder for books, comics, trading cards and documentaries.

However, behind the myth-making paraphernalia and sensationalistic tabloid headlines proclaiming her the "Long Island Lolita" lay the real story of Amy Fisher, an insecure only child who grew up craving attention-at any price.

In this compelling biography, Pier Dominguez chronicles Amy's early years and takes an intricately detailed look at the scandal, tracing her story right up to Amy's release from prison-and beyond. The book is much more than Amy's own story: this is an anatomy of a scandal, a richly detailed reconstruction of a cultural phenomenon and a gossipy tome on the media's obsession with the Fisher story.

After four years of research: combing through archives, reading transcripts, analyzing court files and conducting first-hand interviews with participants in the case, Dominguez strips away the myth created by the media, and reconstructs the life and times of a young woman whose scandalous life, and even more shocking case, created a new paradigm for the American media. Here is the whole truth: the story behind the myth and behind the media. This is the story of Amy Fisher.

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