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Hiding from Reality: My Story of Love, Loss, and Finding the Courage Within Hardcover – February 7, 2012


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Gallery Books (February 7, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451677715
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451677713
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (310 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #383,020 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Taylor Armstrong is the breakout star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She lives in California with her daughter.

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I dont want Anyone i know helping Taylor get money off this book.
TexasGirl
This fabricated story is so sad because the accused is not here to tell the real story and defend Taylor Armstrong's lies.
DeeAnn
I'm so glad that I borrowed this book and didn't waste my money on it.
Boston1

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98 of 103 people found the following review helpful By aimee on February 8, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I read portions of this at a local library, and I find it actually has frightening advice for those who have been abused. I don't believe Taylor was abused, her stories have too many inconsistencies. For her to make herself the poster child for domestic violence is appalling, and something she could do for FREE if she really was interested in saving lives, as she claims. This book needs to be pulled from the shelves of every library. To think someone who actually needs help in removing themselves from a violent situation, and thinks they need to read or purchase Taylor's book to help them, is horrifying to say the least.
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178 of 193 people found the following review helpful By Dallasmom on February 8, 2012
Format: Hardcover
If you have followed the author on her reality TV show you will see that much of what she has written has already been discounted on air. The book is a scam and poorly written, at that. Don't waste your money.
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173 of 188 people found the following review helpful By kdm on February 7, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
Please save your money. This woman is a liar, a grifter, a con artist, and in no way should benefit from her lies. Changing her name to Ford to misrepresent that she was an heir to the Ford Motor Car fortune. Who does that? A con woman. Falsely stating that Adrienne Maloof was her daughter's Godmother. Do yourself a favor and check out the Daily Beast "Real Housewife Taylor Armstrong Tells All. Or Does She?" The timeline of events doesn't add up. She gives dates and places of when the alleged physical abuse supposedly takes place, but then is photographed the next day at an event looking perfectly fine. This repeatedly happens. There is never a police report. She lives in BH and has a makeup artist - photos can be doctored to make you look beaten up - but I doubt she could be made to look perfect if in fact she had just had her jaw dislocated or her eye-socket broken just the day before, as she states. You know who have trouble keeping their stories straight when repeatedly asked questions - LIARS. I truly feel sorry for any person who is abused that has no options, no offers of shelter, no income. Shana is not one of those people.
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189 of 206 people found the following review helpful By Miki on February 7, 2012
Format: Hardcover
How many lies is this woman going to tell?? Its like reading a book by Casey Anthony. Its time for Taylor to just shut up and go away. What a waste of time...
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197 of 215 people found the following review helpful By TKKGUY on February 8, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Where do you begin with this woman who is such a fame whore. I rarely comment on such pop-culture nonsense, but this person really needs to be called out. As mentioned elsewhere on the web at the TWOP forum thread as posted by Yian, these are the inconsistencies of this alleged fraud of a woman:

Taylor lied on the reunion that Taylor was her last name, so she made it her first name when she married. Which, is obviously not true, since "Shanna Hughes was her birth name. Then Shana Hughes. Then Lynette Sipe/Sipes. Then Ford (ala, "The Ford family of Detroit"). Then Armstrong.

One of the weirdest parts of all these name changes is that she was eight months pregnant with Kennedy, and married to Russell, when she filed her petition for a name change to "Ford." I wonder what "mother's maiden name" is listed on Kennedy's birth certificate. Was it Ford? Is that why she changed her name right before she gave birth to "Kennedy Caroline"?

More Inconsistencies/Lies:

- "Our marriage was 80% business" = "I didn't know anything about his business."
- "I popped my jaw back into place over a toilet" = "I massaged it back into place in bed"
- The date of the injury has changed several times (more times than she changed her name)
- She has already admitted that the photos she sold to ET, days after the suicide, were not from the alleged abuse, but from surgery "for a droopy eyelid."
- The reasons for her name change have changed several times.
- Adrienne is NOT Kennedy's godmother and never was.
- Russell went from bankruptcy the year they were married to "richer than Texas" four years later.
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62 of 64 people found the following review helpful By Karen Clarke on February 8, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I watched RHOBH religiously. I am also aware of the terrible reviews Taylor's book received. Why did I buy it? I do feel like she was going through something, and her husband committed suicide. I am more intrigued by what his demons may have been. I am not even halfway through the book, I get to the chapter about vegetables and pizza. I did read somewhere that Russel threatened to kill her for not putting vegetables on their daughter Kennedey's pizza. However, in the book she recounts the incident happening when she made pizza for Russell's sons, before Kennedy was born. Now I feel cheated by this woman. Too bad.
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304 of 335 people found the following review helpful By Gina68 on February 8, 2012
Format: Hardcover
If you HAVE to read it, go to your local bookstore, which is what I did, or library and read it but DON'T BUY it! This man is not here to defend himself against these allegations. The foundation that the proceeds go to from the sale of this book is in HER name, which means, she WILL get her hands on most of this money.
Where is the paper trail of injuries, doctors visits, etc. that the majority of DV survivors have even if they didn't tell the full story of how they were injured? Which is it, did she put her jaw back in to place over the toilet (RHOBH version) or in her bed (book version)? Why did she not tell that the pictures of the black eye were from her surgery while on Dr. Phil? Why did she let everyone just believe this black eye was the direct result of her husband hitting her? Where is the man that was beat up and lost five teeth? Did he really lose them or just have to have veneers (which is what she said on part 3 of the reunion)? In her first season on RHOBH she states that she and her husband were "business partners" but now she has no knowledge of their business dealings. Why would people claim that you stated you were a "Ford" of the Ford dynasty if you didn't? The list goes on and on and on of things that can't be explained.
If you want to help battered women, make a donation to your local women's shelter or donate clothes, time or anything else to help these COURAGEOUS women that were strong enough to leave their abuser. These women didn't care about money or writing a book...they left for the sake of themselves or their children and most leave without a dime to their name. Now that is what I call strong, courageous and honorable. Miss Armstrong does not fall under any of these categories.
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