Go Advanced Search
 

  Get this audio book:




Learn More About
Find More Titles by
This Author: Mary Jo Buttafuoco
This Narrator: Mary Jo Buttafuoco
This Publisher: Audible.com

Getting It Through My Thick Skull by Mary Jo Buttafuoco

Getting It Through My Thick Skull

by Mary Jo Buttafuoco


Title Details

Publisher
 
Unabridged Edition
Running Time
6 Hrs. 58 Min.

Description

Why I Stayed, What I Learned, and What Millions of People Involved with Sociopaths Need to Know

Mary Jo Buttafuoco's anonymous life as a suburban wife and mother ended in May 1992, when she was shot in the head on her own front porch. The "Long Island Lolita" saga sparked a media frenzy that has not died to this day.

As the years passed and Mary Jo steadfastly stood by her man, one question lingered in the minds of women everywhere: Why did she stay for so long?

In Getting It Through My Thick Skull, Mary Jo finally answers that question fully and convincingly. The answer is simple, yet it took almost three decades of turmoil: She was married to a sociopath. And while Mary Jo's face and story are known all over the world, she's just one of countless women who have become similarly enmeshed with a partner who wreaks utter havoc on the lives around them.

Using her own experiences, Mary Jo helps listeners determine if they are indeed involved with a sociopath and offers hope and help for them through her tragic and triumphant life lessons. In addition, readers will be inspired by Mary Jo's comeback: A true reclamation and re-creation of her life from the inside out.

Through private details of the resiliency and rebuilding she has forged over the past 16 years, Mary Jo shares with readers for the first time:

  • Her addiction to painkillers and her recovery through the Betty Ford Center
  • Her overdue decision to leave Joey and start over again on her own in California - 3,000 miles from her support system
  • Taking control of her physical, spiritual, and emotional health, and learning to feel attractive and in control again, despite the scars and trauma of the gunshot
  • Her highly controversial and public forgiveness of Amy Fisher
  • The new love in her life and how she found the courage to trust, believe, and find hope in a committed relationship once again

  • People Who Liked Getting It Through My Thick Skull Also Liked These Titles:
      One Good Horse
    by Tom Groneberg

      Twin: A Memoir
    by Allen Shawn

      A Double Life: Discovering Motherhood
    by Lisa Catherine Harper

    Reviews & Ratings
    User Reviews         Rate this title  

    More Details

    • Published: November 2009
    • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: G062220
    Available On
    Volumes
    ISBN-10
    ISBN-13
    Download