If nothing else, Criminal That I Am will make you feel better about your own life screw-ups.
Why I love it
Regret is an inevitable part of any life. Almost everybody has had occasion to ask him or herself the question: "How could I have possibly been so stupid?" But Jennifer Ridha takes that regret to the extreme. She spends three hundred pages trying to explain — to herself as much as to readers — a massive mistake that destroys her personal life and wrecks her career. If nothing else, Crim...
"Memoir full of juicy drama that kept me asking how this well-educated person could be deceived and manipulated so easily. "
"As someone who sits in a courtroom daily, I found this book to be very intriguing! "
"We've all made a spur of the moment decision we regret but she takes it to a whole new level. At times it felt more like a desperate grab for pity than a desire to examine what she did. "
"I would have liked to have read more about the experiences of the prison system that created their circumstances and what compelled her to do what she did. A little too much print spent on self pity."
"I suppose Ridha's intentions were good. However, this book was beyond boring and the author took the notion of self-pity to a new level."