Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Qty:1
  • List Price: $24.99
  • Save: $3.30 (13%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
In Bed with the Badge: Th... has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Item qualifies for FREE shipping and Prime! This item is used.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

In Bed with the Badge: The Barbara Sheehan Story Hardcover – July 17, 2012

4.9 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$21.69
$2.95 $0.15

Best Books of the Month
See the Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.
$21.69 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • In Bed with the Badge: The Barbara Sheehan Story
  • +
  • My Story
Total price: $43.11
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Jennifer Sheehan Joyce, RN, BSN, is the daughter of Barbara and Ray Sheehan. She is a registered nurse licensed in New York, Florida and California. She currently practices in San Diego, California, where she lives with her husband, Lt. Jesse Joyce, a pilot in the United States Navy. Jennifer is co-author of the book In Bed with the Badge and remains, as always, in an extremely close relationship with her mother.

Raymond M. Sheehan is the son of Barbara and Ray Sheehan. Raymond is currently working in the New York Public School System. He and his fiance, Shannon McCoy, plan to be married next year. He lives in Queens, New York, in the same home he grew up in and is co-author of the book In Bed with the Badge.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Image
Looking for the Audiobook Edition?
Tell us that you'd like this title to be produced as an audiobook, and we'll alert our colleagues at Audible.com. If you are the author or rights holder, let Audible help you produce the audiobook: Learn more at ACX.com.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Changing Lives Press; 1 edition (July 17, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984304711
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984304714
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,852,938 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Jennifer Sheehan Joyce, RN, BSN, is the daughter of Barbara and Ray Sheehan. She is a registered nurse licensed in New York, Florida and California. She currently practices in San Diego, California, where she lives with her husband, Lt. Jesse Joyce, a pilot in the United States Navy. Jennifer is co-author of the book In Bed with the Badge and remains, as always, in an extremely close relationship with her mother.

Raymond M. Sheehan is the son of Barbara and Ray Sheehan. Raymond is currently working in the New York Public School System. He and his fiancé, Shannon McCoy, plan to be married next year. He lives in Queens, New York, in the same home he grew up in and is co-author of the book In Bed with the Badge.

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover
In Bed With the Badge is so frightening that it is almost impossible to imagine what happened between Barbara and Ray Sheehan. I'm still reeling from reading the book and I can't begin to imagine how horrific Barbara Sheehan's marriage was.

Anyone who argues that her shooting her husband was simply an excuse to leave the marriage doesn't know the full story. She did it because it was simply the only way she could save herself and her family.
Comment 5 of 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By Tommy on July 19, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This book has opened my eyes to how horrible some men can be to their families. I hope that both men and women who may be in a bad relationship will see themselves in this book snd make positive changes in their lives.
Comment 3 of 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
I'm so glad I read this book. It details the warning signs that people should look out for in an unhealthy relationship, and its inspirational to realize how the Sheehan family has survived.
Comment 3 of 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
In Bed With The Badge documents Barbara Sheehan's life and how it turned from a normal childhood and adolescence into a hellhole of a marriage.

I could only cringe as I read about her husband becoming more and demented in his abuses and perversions, yet I couldn't stop reading. It was fascinating to observe how he developed from a clingy boyfriend into a deranged, sadistic father and husband. To imagine that this man was serving the public as an NYPD officer just makes the reality of the situation even worse.

After learning her story, I can't help but empathize with Ms. Sheehan and feel the same sense of relief that her children did when her husband died.
Comment 4 of 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This book was written so well i could see a moviebeing made about the tortiure this woman went through,and especially it was told by her children i read it in one day
Comment 2 of 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
"In Bed with the Badge" is about a battered wife (and family) who shot her husband in self-defense as told by her children with excerpts from various friends and family. Her husband was a retired New York Police Officer.

After the shooting, the children examined their mother's life in an attempt to outline the anatomy of abuse. They detailed the signs that were part of their parents failed relationship in the hopes that others who are in abusive relationships will see those signs and get out. There was proof that the husband was controlling, exhibited odd behaviors, was verbally abusive, and forced them to be isolated from their family and friends in addition to other signs.

What came through loud and clear to me in this book was how the wife's fear of being killed and putting her children in danger kept her in the relationship; not to mention that she couldn't call the police because "he was the police." "The slide into dysfunction is usually just that; not something that happens overnight, but more of an invasive, malignant, creeping vine that takes root and silently takes over." This is one sentence in the book that really resonated with me and sums up how some mild dysfunction can grow to the point where the line is crossed and the relationship dynamics turn into full blown abuse.

In addition, there were two quotes in the book that I found very inspiring, and these were:

- "The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for." (Maureen Dowd)

- "No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear." (Edmund Burke)

"In Bed with the Badge" indirectly proves how victims of abuse are re-victimzed repeatedly.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
I just read this book and was disturbed by how an out of control relationship destroyed so many lives. I encourage anyone who thinks they may be a victim of domestic violence to read it.
Comment 3 of 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
As a Queens native, I've been following the Sheehan case since the murder in 2008. The news articles I've read don't even come close to portraying such intimate, disturbing images as this book does.

As I was guided through the private and personal moments of Barbara Sheehan's entire relationship with her vicious husband, I was shocked by how terrible her experiences were. Even with the knowledge that he would ultimately be murdered at the end, I often found myself fearing for her life.

This book gives an entirely new angle on a famous event. I really hope Barbara is acquitted of the weapons charges on her appeal.
Comment 4 of 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
In Bed with the Badge: The Barbara Sheehan Story
This item: In Bed with the Badge: The Barbara Sheehan Story
Price: $21.69
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?