In , Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson were brutally murdered at her home in Brentwood, California OJ Simpson was tried for the crime in a case that captured the attention of the American people, but was ultimately found not guilty of criminal charges The victims families brought a civil case against Simpson, and he was found liable for willfully and wrongfully causing the deaths of Ron and Nicole by committing battery with malice and oppressionIn , HarperCollins announced the publication of a book, titled If I Did It, in which OJ Simpson told how he hypothetically would have committed the murders In response to public outrage that Simpson stood to profit from these crimes, HarperCollins canceled the book A Florida bankruptcy court awarded the rights to the Goldmans in Augustto partially satisfy the unpaid civil judgment, which has risen to overmillion with interestThe Goldman family views this book as his confession and has worked hard to ensure that the public will read this book and learn the truth This is the original manuscript approved by OJ Simpson, with a subtitle added by the Goldman family and up to , words of additional commentaryA portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Ron Goldman Foundation for Justice


10 thoughts on “If I Did It: Confessions of the Killer

  1. Billie Pritchett Billie Pritchett says:

    I know it seems strange to give this book a 5 star review, but O.J Simpson s book is compelling and bizarre Simpson with the assistance of a ghost writer begins the book recounting how he met Nicole Brown when she was an 18 year old waitress at a restaurant and while he was separated from his wife in his first marriage It continues from there to the conclusion with Simpson s high speed chase where he was arrested before he was to stand trial for the murder of his wife and Ron Goldman.A coup I know it seems strange to give this book a 5 star review, but O.J Simpson s book is compelling and bizarre Simpson with the assistance of a ghost writer begins the book recounting how he met Nicole Brown when she was an 18 year old waitress at a restaurant and while he was separated from his wife in his first marriage It continues from there to the conclusion with Simpson s high speed chase where he was arrested before he was to stand trial for the murder of his wife and Ron Goldman.A couple of odd parts about the book the book begins with an author s note that reads If I did it, this is what happened All subsequent events described after the author s note are supposed to be true except for the one chapter about the night of the murder In that chapter, he attempts to separate the putative fiction from the reality with this brief sentence Now picture this and keep in mind, this is hypothetical From that point on, he tells how he sneaked into Nicole s house they were living in different houses at the time and killed Nicole and Ron Goldman with the help of an accomplice O.J calls Charlie Simpson is a very persuasive storyteller When he writes about the problems he had had with Nicole, with her temper and her excessive drug use, I found myself sympathizing with him and believing his story He downplayed the allegations that he abused Nicole or that he was jealous and that he wanted her back He winds up looking like a basically honest guy who was trying to be a good father to his children and handle an ex wife who was out of control I will reserve sharing with you my judgment about Simpson s possible guilt or innocence, or the likelihood of Simpson s account with his life with Nicole out of respect for any readers out there who would be interested in reading this book.I confess that I read this book out of curiosity, and I had assumed that the book was going to be awful, either in terms of writing or in terms of detail about the murders The book was neither, surprisingly But this was one of the strangest books I have ever read


  2. Kristina Horner Kristina Horner says:

    What a weird, chilling, strange book I very much am glad I got to experience this book without any money going to OJ I still can t wrap my head around why he agreed to do this book if not for the desire to come clean, but in some asinine fictional way this doesn t read like fiction It reads like a narcissist admitting to something he should have admitted to a long time ago, and still finding ways to blame it on others and pretend it didn t actually happen My heart goes out to the Goldman What a weird, chilling, strange book I very much am glad I got to experience this book without any money going to OJ I still can t wrap my head around why he agreed to do this book if not for the desire to come clean, but in some asinine fictional way this doesn t read like fiction It reads like a narcissist admitting to something he should have admitted to a long time ago, and still finding ways to blame it on others and pretend it didn t actually happen My heart goes out to the Goldmans


  3. Alex Alex says:

    Guilty pleasure, you have met your match Make no mistake about this, If I Did It is OJ Simpson s signed, sealed, and delivered confession of why he murdered his ex wife and her potential lover, Ron Goldman As many a seasoned prosecutor will tell you, the truth is often simple and clean, and does not require endless rounds of explanation To wit, This is a love story, and like a lot of love stories it doesn t have a happy ending OJ Simpson and Nicole Brown suffered from amor fati, crazy lo Guilty pleasure, you have met your match Make no mistake about this, If I Did It is OJ Simpson s signed, sealed, and delivered confession of why he murdered his ex wife and her potential lover, Ron Goldman As many a seasoned prosecutor will tell you, the truth is often simple and clean, and does not require endless rounds of explanation To wit, This is a love story, and like a lot of love stories it doesn t have a happy ending OJ Simpson and Nicole Brown suffered from amor fati, crazy love They drove each other nuts for seventeen years, until OJ snapped and killed her and the man he thought was going to be her lover for the night, Mezzaluna waiter Ron Goldman Initially, he had just gone over in a rage to confront Nicole, but was incensed when he encountered Goldman outside the house Convinced they were about to have sex, OJ knocked Nicole out he claims she tripped and fell , killed Goldman and then Brown After murdering them, he stripped down at the crime scene presumably driving home nearly naked , dumped his car, and ran up a secret side passageway to his house and jumped in the shower Simpson claims he had an accomplice who took the bloody clothes and knife and dumped them somewhere I found the details about Charlie to be a little vague, even hallucinatory I m not sure I believe that Charlie exists I think it s possible OJ took the bloody clothes with him to the airport The rest of the story sounds right to me, and is familiar to anyone who followed the case What is not familiar OJ s side of the story Oddly enough, I find some of his confessions about Nicole plausible I don t think this was much of a domestic abuse case as some painted it Instead it was two passionate people driving each other crazy for years, until things turned violent and eventually irretrievably wrong Of course OJ belongs in prison for life for what he did, but that doesn t make him a monster Books like this balance out all the hyperbole in true crime writing


  4. Bel Rodrigues Bel Rodrigues says:

    4,5 For me, this book was all about how O.J s mind became notoriously affected by the murder of Nicole and Ron Despite the consecutive debate about whether he s guilty or not, this book was extremely controversial and kinda bizarre in some parts of it When he talks about his relationship with Nicole, all I could think about was well, it s easy to say this when the other person from the couple is dead He repeatedly blame Nicole for being too jealous, too moody and even too whiny by the tim 4,5 For me, this book was all about how O.J s mind became notoriously affected by the murder of Nicole and Ron Despite the consecutive debate about whether he s guilty or not, this book was extremely controversial and kinda bizarre in some parts of it When he talks about his relationship with Nicole, all I could think about was well, it s easy to say this when the other person from the couple is dead He repeatedly blame Nicole for being too jealous, too moody and even too whiny by the time their marriage went downhill I got a lot to think and read about before concluding what to believe in all this media circus around two victims and one of the world s most famous athletes All in all, I do recommend the book if you promise me it won t be the only one you ll read about the case Para mim, esse livro foi sobre como a mente de O.J Simpson se tornou notoriamente afetada pelo assassinato de sua ex mulher e um amigo Independente do cansativo debate sobre ele ser ou n o culpado, esse livro foi extremamente controverso e meio bizarro em algumas partes Quando ele fala sobre seu relacionamento com Nicole, tudo que eu conseguia pensar era bom, f cil dizer isso quando a outra pessoa do casal est morta Ele repetidamente culpava Nicole por ser muito ciumenta, muito temperamental e at muito pegajosa chorona quando o casamento j estava indo ladeira a baixo Tenho muito o que pensar e ler sobre o caso antes de concluir no que acredito diante desse circo que a m dia criou ao redor de duas v timas e um dos atletas mais famosos do mundo Apesar dos pesares, eu recomendo o livro se voc me prometer que ele n o ser o nico que voc ler sobre o caso


  5. Lauren Lauren says:

    This book was so revolting that I stopped reading it after about the first 40 pages OJ continued to assert that he was better than Nicole, and that after they had gotten divorced, she begged to get him back even though he was dating Paula what s her name, and that she wouldn t stop phoning him and trying to win him back It was disgusting The prologue, written by the Goldman family, was equally foul They wrote of their desire for vengeance, and while I understand that, seeing that OJ obviousl This book was so revolting that I stopped reading it after about the first 40 pages OJ continued to assert that he was better than Nicole, and that after they had gotten divorced, she begged to get him back even though he was dating Paula what s her name, and that she wouldn t stop phoning him and trying to win him back It was disgusting The prologue, written by the Goldman family, was equally foul They wrote of their desire for vengeance, and while I understand that, seeing that OJ obviously murdered Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, give it a rest They just talked about how much money they stood to get from the proceeds of the book and the trials they kept going through and winning against OJ, and after 10 years, the 19 million that they had won had now turned into 38 million and they were angry that he hadn t paid them I would be angry, too, but I m not writing a book about it and telling everyone that I stand to get 38 million.There was also a prologue written by the ghostwriter, who had met with OJ to get all of the details of the if I did it , which was supposed to be a thinly veiled confession I don t even understand how this man could have stood to be in OJ s presence and not wanted to vomit OJ continued to assert his innocence and that IF he had done it, he wouldn t have been able to do it alone After the book had been written, the ghostwriter claimed, he sent copies to OJ and OJ wanted him to remove the ENTIRE chapter on the murders, saying that he hated it and that it wasn t correct at all I was simply disgusted by the few pages that I read, and I don t recommend it to anyone with even the remotest shred of decency


  6. Nathan Rabin Nathan Rabin says:

    This is WAY too fucking fascinating and fucked up not for me to write extensively about it in some other context SPOILER He did it.


  7. Christina Christina says:

    OJ is a delusional wanker Does he really expect people to believe he had nothing to do with the murders The answer is yesyes he does Throughout the book he tries to paint a picture of himself as the perfect ex husband, someone who loved Nicole and could never have committed these crimes Right I didn t buy his innocence before and I sure as hell don t buy it now.


  8. Reneau Reneau Reneau Reneau says:

    A strange concoction that tries to be a kind of Hey, to be honest with you, I didn t do it, but supposing I did, Nicole, to tell you the truth, really drove me to it, she was such a slutty cokehead, but I loved her and could never kill her, and besides there s nothing to that domestic abuse shit, but even if there was, she was the heavy, not me, I m all crippled with arthritis, to honest, but to sell this book here s a hypothetical scenario for your entertainment That s what I got out of it A strange concoction that tries to be a kind of Hey, to be honest with you, I didn t do it, but supposing I did, Nicole, to tell you the truth, really drove me to it, she was such a slutty cokehead, but I loved her and could never kill her, and besides there s nothing to that domestic abuse shit, but even if there was, she was the heavy, not me, I m all crippled with arthritis, to honest, but to sell this book here s a hypothetical scenario for your entertainment That s what I got out of it If you re doing research on criminal minds, or have a particular interest in the O.J trial, then this book is could be very worth your while I can understand why the Goldman family would want to see it in print But as entertainment, it s a dud


  9. Allen Price Allen Price says:

    Go right out and get this book because you will be donating to very good causes battered women s programs led by the Goldman family You also won t believe what OJ s ghost writer tells him to his face You ll getinsight into the Hollywood celebrity lifestyle than you may want, but you ll end up with a much broader perspective of why he did it , not if, I did it Insightful and chilling I m glad the Goldmans wrestled with agony of publishing this book.


  10. La-Lionne La-Lionne says:

    I will post a full review after I recover from reading this book For now, all I will say is that this book is the worst and the ugliest case of a character assassination I ve read or heard about in my life I would have never read this book if the proceeds of this book would ve still be going to OJ Simpson I admire Goldmans for not giving up the fight for justice.Full review to come