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Product Details

  • Perfect Paperback: 244 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor Street Publishing LLC (November 2, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0989285413
  • ISBN-13: 978-0989285414
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,627,041 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Taylor Street Publishing" has an F rating with the BBB and an F rating with this author. Wanna know why? Want to know why this book isn't available on Amazon? Visit the following link:
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More About the Author

Crime analyst and profiler Chelsea Hoffman can be found on The Huffington Post, Gather News, Chelsea Hoffman: Case to Case and many other outlets.

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This book was very informative and thought provoking.
Melissa
Just when you thought this case couldn't get any weirder, it now appears there is a permanent rift between author Chelsea Hoffman and Taylor Street Books.
Patricia Arthur
There are far too many spelling and grammatical errors.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Bookworm on April 16, 2014
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Hastily and poorly written within months of the crime being committed, Ms. Hoffman included a gratuitous photograph of the burnt beyond recognition remains of the murdered 8-year-old victim... A perfect example of the gold standard for the exercise of Ms. Hoffman's controversial self-publishing; devoid of one iota of compassion for the feelings of family and loved ones of the recently deceased child with her decision to include that photograph. Did readers really need to see it? Whilst I wholeheartedly agree that Hannah Anderson's behavior and version of events is disturbing, grossly inconsistent, and in need of further investigation, I can't help but feel disgusted by the lengths to which Ms. Hoffman goes in this book in order to court controversy and make a name for herself!
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful By C. Iacovelli on December 22, 2013
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This book was crap. The first chapter was the author apologizing for the original publishers changing her story. The rest of the book was unedited as if it was written in such a rush that she forgot to use spellcheck. There were no references. In fact I did a lot of googling while reading to see if I could find any substance to what was written. Stories of "Flat Tina" picture parties....show me the proof. The links don't work. Discussion forums have posts from anonymous that are probably this author. she uses the phrase "that was sarcasm" in the book and again on this forum about "flat tina". [...] It reads as if the author wants Hannah Anderson to be guilty and is sympathetic to Jim Dimaggio. He never received a fair trial. Well neither did Hannah. This book is slanderous and if I were Hannah I would sue. The author obsesses over the fact that hannah didn't have two knee braces for her hurt knees even though she had plenty of money to buy two. Who freakin cares?? I have one brace for my foot that I switch between left and right. It cost me 9 bucks. She also talks about Hannah's cruelty towards animals from a video on vine. I googled the video. Not animal cruelty and the author definitely exaggerates how the cat lands on its side and runs away in fear. [...] Don't get me wrong, I love a good conspiracy theory and I love other people's drama. I read this thinking maybe there was more to the story. Nope. Hannah Anderson is a teenager that is under scrutiny and sometimes she acts without thinking. Her family life wasn't perfect before and certainly isn't perfect now. The author tries to portray her lack of grief as narcissistic. You want to see antisocial or narcissistic? Read a book about Joran Van Der Sloot. God forbid Hannah go on ask/fm or social media.Read more ›
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20 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Lewis on November 26, 2013
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Luckily I didn't pay for this since the author posted a link to a free version. Unfortunately, it still wasn't worth it.

My one word description of the book -
Sensationalism: the use of exciting or shocking stories or language at the expense of accuracy, in order to provoke public interest or excitement.

My one word description of the author -
Charlatan: a person falsely claiming to have a special knowledge or skill; a fraud.
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14 of 20 people found the following review helpful By AJ Rolland on November 29, 2013
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Hang onto your money if you are seeking truth about the Hannah Anderson, James DiMaggio story...

If you don't mind pissing money away reading crazy assertions by someone who was at no time anywhere near these events, you just might like this book. The [book] is currently unavailable on Amazon, so I purchased a "print on demand" hard copy via Lulu.

The first 20 pages are massively padded. If I had a dollar for every time the word "like" was used i.e. "Picture a Norman Rockwell like scene of American simplicity..." This does nothing to forewarn the over abuse of the word "likely" which seems to be Hoffman's word of choice for warning readers she is about to GUESS what someone was "likely" thinking...

Chelsea Hoffman's investigative journalism is beyond horrible. If her accounting of events that transpired in California is only half as inaccurate as her rendition of what took place in Idaho, she's more guilty of murder than she will ever prove Hannah Anderson might be. I guarantee you Chelsea's recounting of events in Idaho-- 1.) completely never happened, 2.) are grossly out of time-sequence or 3.) outrageously distorted for bending towards her fanatical theories.

The book is a poorly written work of fantasy fiction. It's sad that so many readers that wrote reviews for this book actually believe what this person wrote.
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16 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Patricia Arthur on November 10, 2013
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Just when you thought this case couldn't get any weirder, it now appears there is a permanent rift between author Chelsea Hoffman and Taylor Street Books. This may be why this book is no longer offered for sale on Amazon. Chelsea Hoffman's website describes the battle in detail, including her complaints of poor editing, which may explain the many spelling and grammatical errors. She also states an entire chapter was mysteriously left out--the much touted chapter detailing the author's discussions with great aunt Jenn Willis.
I read this book in a day, and I was surprised that it was so poorly written. But apparently there may be an explanation now. Aside from the writing/editing, I found the book's content to be a very inclusive summary of this case and the many questions surrounding it. The author also made some salient points about why this case has attracted certain types of attention. For example, Hoffman wondered if people hated Hannah because they thought she was guilty, or because she represents a social media-obsessed youth culture reviled by many adults. She also dug quite a bit into Jim DiMaggio's psyche to really try and figure out what was going through his mind and offered several opinions about why DiMaggio had been hanging out with a teenaged crowd. She examined Hannah's possible thought processes in the same detailed fashion.
Overall, the author did an admirable job and I'd like to see the "corrected" version if possible. This book is worth reading if you can get past the editing.
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