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Madoff's Other Secret: Love, Money, Bernie, and Me Hardcover – August 25, 2009
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AND i am very interested in the Madoff story.
Weinstein takes a long time to get to the only three or four interesting parts of her story: the sex with Madoff and his fear of his wife finding out. The rest, about her husband's temper, studying accounting, taking her kid to school, and working for Hadassah were on a level that no one would read for any reason.
SO she remembers what rooms at a hotel looked like. Ok - fine. Hs remembers meals in hotel restaurants... right, honey.
But tell us the REALLY Interesting parts.. She " climaxed" - so great to know.. but what about bernie?? That she taught herself to masturbate to orgasm is a little more than i needed to know but good for you sweetie. Took you enough years, didn't it?
Not even a tiny gift did she get. Oh, a SILVER pin from tiffany..
She is a woman who feels terribly sorry for herself and , indeed screwed up her own her family's and hadassah's money - ok - a lot of people fell for MAdaff..
but dying to get into bed with him and then admitting she really wanted the trips and the goodies.. she gives away more than she thinks, and she is a BORE!
Much rather hear from Ruth herself.
Weinstein comes off as the typical victim, a successful CPA and head of a charity going through a painful divorce. Bernie pays her the attention she desperately needs, sounds like a Lifetime movie doesn't it? Suffice to say the charity Weinstein heads starts to invest with Madoff and the die is cast for that charity to loose all its funds when Madoff's empire crumbles. "Madoff's Other Secret" lays out the private side of Bernie Madoff that gives some insight into his profoundly flawed character and personality, but sadly it reads more like a kiss-and-tell written as an attempt to cash in on Weinstein's connection to Madoff. Ultimately it's hard to take "Madoff's Other Secret" at face value as clearly Weinstein is hardly objective or unbiased. While it does provide additional insight into Madoff it's nowhere near as relevant as other books such as Too Good to Be True: The Rise and Fall of Bernie Madoff,Madoff with the Money, and Betrayal: The Life and Lies of Bernie Madoff. At any rate all of these books are unlikely to be the last word on the Madoff and his Ponzi scheme.
I guess prior to reading any of the Madoff stories I had a vision of smart, sophisticated people mingling at all the "in" places in New York, and what I found was just the opposite. It was like stupid people attracting more stupid people, and trying to pretend they were the cream of the crop and smart ones. It is so bad they brag about their self-absortion, self-centerness and flaunt their lack of morals and good judgement. After reading this and the other two books written by the daughter-in-laws I can see why stealing from innocent people was part of what they justified as right and just.Bernie did it and each one of them wanted part of the action. They blame Bernie for taking the money away and the money didn't belong to Bernie in the first place.
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The writer is just as self obsessed as Madoff.
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