No one understands better than Kim Goldman the complex emotions of individuals suffering a personal tragedy under the relentless gaze of the media. During the famed OJ Simpson trial, Kim, whose brother, Ron Goldman, was brutally murdered, became a very public poster child for victims suffering in the public eye.
In Media Circus: A Look at Private Tragedy in the Public Eye, Goldman—now a dedicated victim advocate—and journalist Tatsha Robertson present the first collective looks at something that has become all too common in America: ordinary, grieving victims—forced to manage their very private trauma and despair in a very public way.
Through candid interviews and detailed, original reporting, Media Circus delivers riveting, humanizing, and inspiring stories from the victims and survivors of violent crimes who found themselves the focus of national media attention. Its heartfelt narratives showcase the unique challenges of coping with and healing from grief when the whole world is watching.
Stories include those of:
- Debra Tate, sister of Charles Manson victim Sharon Tate (1969)
- Colleen Campbell, sister of murdered NASCAR driver Mickey Thompson (1988)
- Judy Shepard, mother of gay hate crime victim Matthew Shepard (1998)
- Mildred Muhammed, wife of the DC Sniper (2002)
- Marie Monville, wife of the Amish shooter (2006)
- Dave and Mary Neese, parents of teen murder victim Skylar Neese (2012)
- Scarlett Lewis, mother of first grade Newtown Tragedy victim Jesse Lewis (2012)
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