The End of Normal: A Wife's Anguish, a Widow's New Life
An explosive, heartbreaking memoir from the widow of Mark Madoff and daughter-in-law of Bernard Madoff, the first genuine inside story from a family member who has lived through -- and survived -- both the public crisis and her own deeply personal tragedy.
She has the gall to claim that Mark "was the greatest casualty" of his father's fraud. If only her editor had let her finish her sentence the way she wanted, it would have continued to read "and next to Mark, nobody suffered more than me." She spends the ...more
Don't get me wrong - some of it is ...more
Madoff understood greed and capitalized on it and the ignorance and naivete of his investors. What is amazing is that so many wealthy, otherwise in ...more
Stephanie Madoff Mack doesn’t hold back her thoughts, e ...more
But Bernie Madoff's daughter-in-law, Stephanie Mack had b ...more
I understand they had to turn him in, but was turning against him the way they did "normal"? Not only that, but they and their wives" crucified" their mom for having contact with a husband of 50 years!
Normal, salt of the earth, people don't shut out their parents even if their parents are convicted murders and rapists! Rich, privileged, rotten kids are the one who ...more
This book exposes three elements: first, a girl’s view of the interactions among wives of the wealthy; second, the expected behind-the-scenes glimpse at Bernie Madoff; and finally, ...more
Amid descriptions of cursing and haranguing family and strangers, she is seemingly unable to maintain a healthy relationship with any person. She threatens her mother-in-law (I'll never let you see your grandchildren again) if grandma doesn't immediately follow Mack's order to divorce Bernie, her imprisoned husba ...more
All of us can relate to an uncontrollable family member we are cursed with and have suffered from merely being a relation.
Well written! I could not put this one down!