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How I Helped O. J. Get Away with Murder: The Shocking Inside Story of Violence, Loyalty, Regret, and Remorse

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You don't know the full truth about O. J. Simpson and the murders that gripped a nation. But Mike Gilbert does, and after nearly two decades of being O. J. Simpson's sports agent, business adviser, and trusted confidant, Gilbert is breaking his silence and telling the full story of the man he once idolized but now despises.
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Published September 1st 2009 by Findaway World (first published January 1st 2008)
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Erin
We've all heard the saying "If you lay down with dogs, you're gonna get fleas" Well another saying describes the author of How I Helped O.J. Get Away With Murder, "You are the company you keep"

Mike Gilbert was the sports agent and confidant of (acquitted) DOUBLE MURDERER O.J. Simpson. He apparently always knew O.J. did it (allegedly), he says O.J. confessed (allegedly), he helped O.J. hide money and other valuables from the Goldman's, he told O.J. not to take his arthritis meds so "the glove" w
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Eric Bjerke
Jun 13, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: memoir, non-fiction
The most interesting thing about this book are the sections that describe how it was that O.J. was acquited of double murder when everyone in the world knew he did it except for the stupidest people on the face of this earth: that jury (and, it seemed by the coverage, some of the media).

He told how they had absolutely no case at all: The prosecution "had the motive, evidence, witnesses, and science on their side. We had nothing." He tells how, as someone who helped develop strategy and give advi
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Meowbie
Oct 02, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People with an interest in psychology
As someone who tried very hard to let the whole OJ trial circus pass him by back in the 90s, I felt I needed someone to give me a retrospective look on the whole thing, and especially to add some context and nuance. This book did it for me.

Mike Gilbert is particularly credible as the narrator of this version of events. He doesn't come out looking particularly noble, but he does seem human, as do all the people he talks about. In their idiosynchratic ways, each player in the OJ saga reveals their
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Liz
Jun 07, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Reeeeeeeally not sure why I read this. Let's go with the "I'm a lawyer and am interested in all true crime stories" excuse. I'm glad I got this at the library and didn't spend any money on it. I need a shower.
Dionne
Aug 19, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone interested in the Simpson case
Shelves: true-crime
This is probably the best book I have read so far on the O.J. case. Mike Gilbert appears to be very genuine and remorseful for the part he played in aiding O.J. He offers unique insight into what really happened since he was so close to O.J. I highly recommend it if you have any interest in the case.
Jodi
Nov 09, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very interesting insider take on how the Simpson case progressed the way it did - less about the courtroom, more about the personal aspects of it.
Lisa
Like quite a few others I have become re-immersed in the O.J. trial through the FX Networks’ The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. I remember watching as a kid and seeing all the articles posted in the National Enquirer (my Grama loved the tabloids). I have been watching a lot of documentaries online (so much so that I am having a hard time finding ones I have not watched, I think I basically need to be watching the full length of the trial at this point) as well as trial highlights ...more
Jennifer
Oct 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of true crime, those who want the inside track on the trial of the century
I read a lot of true crime. I always take what I read with a grain of salt, especially when I think the person writing it is just trying to capitalize on another person's misfortune. And most of the time, I can tell when the author has used a ghostwriter, which I feel takes away from the authenticity of the book.

This book, however, resonated strongly with me. I could feel the author's pain, his sorrow, and his ultimate guilt. He tells the inside story of what went on away from the eyes of the me
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Cindy
Mar 20, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Nothing earthshattering is revealed. I found that the author was believable, but the nagging suspicion that he profited from the information shared was w/me the whole time I read. Gilbert does seem to be somewhat sorry for his actions & does admit what he did was tied to profit. The writing was fine. Gilbert's chapter on what he believed really happened to Ron Goldman & Nicole Brown Simpson didn't really hold any surprises, but I found the timelines & OJ's actions compelling. Mike Gi ...more
Lori Courville
Although this book is interesting it left me wondering if this was just another person jumping on the oj money train...was this written out of pure remorse and confession or because peaked curiosity equals money... I still don't know what to believe
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