It is a very readable account of what lead up to the terrible event.
Some of the questions in the book are left open, and Alexander wisely presents information without trying to definitively answer them.
As for Dr. Tarnower, I hope he is remembered as what Mrs. Harris feared he would be: a "diet Doc."
I remember when the Tarnower murder happened, and was always curious just what the real story was. This book tells the tale well. Read morePublished 15 months ago by CL
I think this book is considered to be the definitive story of Jean Harris and Herman Tarnower. It certainly captures and holds your attention and is as generous and sympathetic an... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Collar Wilson
As I went to Jean Harris's high school, she remains in the back of my mind for a variety of reasons. Read morePublished 18 months ago by MortensOrchid
Ms Alexander shares a very comprehensive and empathetic look at one of the most sensational cases of the early 1980s. Read morePublished 22 months ago by DMS
Shana Alexander did an outstanding job telling the story of how Jean Harris, a remarkably accomplished woman, came to be incarcerated for the muder of her lover, Dr. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Chelsea Girl
Shana Alexander is a knowledgable journalist, she personally knew Jean Harris and communicated with her through out her trial and incarceration. Read morePublished on February 1, 2013 by Sharon W. Binette
I have read several books on the famous "Scarsdale Diet Doctor" murder and this one is far and away the best. Read morePublished on May 22, 2010 by Privacy, Please