LOS ANGELES, March 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The O.J. Simpson case had our nation captivated. Most can remember that mesmerizing white Bronco chase and watching the Trial of the Century culminating with a verdict that was heard worldwide. Now available in print and e-book, Sheila Weller's New York Times bestseller Raging Heart: The Intimate Story of the Tragic Marriage of O.J. and Nicole Brown Simpson (March 8, 2016; Graymalkin Media) was so revealing, the book became part of the Simpson murder trial.
Though the story that unfolds in Raging Heart was never fully explored in court, revelations from its incisive reporting sent shock waves through the trial—and the obsessed public. Acclaimed journalist Weller's intimate look at the couple and their world is full of explosive information from people who knew, but couldn't—or wouldn't—tell their stories on the witness stand. Weller gained unprecedented cooperation of Nicole's family and had exclusive access to many of the couple's closest friends.
First published on the eve of the trial, the book was a New York Times bestseller for 7 weeks, quickly reaching the #2 position. Raging Heart unearthed and contributed major prosecution witness Ron Shipp, the former LAPD officer and domestic violence counselor who heard damning statements by O.J. days after the murders. The defense did not see Shipp coming, and the prosecutors knew little about what he had witnessed until zero hour. It became a top story in the national news.
"[Weller] confronts the reader with questions that echo far beyond Los Angeles: How can we save a friend from being a murderer? How can we effectively intervene? What happens if we don't? How can we live with ourselves afterward?" (As featured in Jesse Kornbluth's Headbutler.com)
Other books at the time looked at the trial, but Weller digs deeper into O.J and Nicole's fatal love story, including the domestic violence that lay hidden inside their enviable life. As vivid as a home movie, Raging Heart is an explicit, heartrending look at a couple who were generous and whom everyone loved, yet who nursed a dangerous obsession with one another that was—as friends saw only later—bound to explode into violence.
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Sheila Weller is a New York Times bestselling author and a journalist for Vanity Fair and many other magazines. Author of seven books (three of which are New York Times Bestsellers), including the beloved Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon – and the Journey of a Generation, she has won ten awards for her magazine journalism.
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SOURCE Graymalkin Media