When Life Gives You O.J.

When Life Gives You O.J.
Author: Erica S. Perl
Publisher: Yearling
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2013-03-12
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 0375859020

For years, 10-year-old Zelly Fried has tried to convince her parents to let her have a dog. After all, practically everyone in Vermont owns a dog, and it sure could go a long way helping Zelly fit in since moving there from Brooklyn. But when her eccentric grandfather Ace hatches a ridiculous plan involving a "practice dog" named O.J., Zelly's not so sure how far she's willing to go to win a dog of her own. Is Ace's plan so crazy it just might work . . . or is it just plain crazy? Erica S. Perl weaves an affectionate and hilarious tale that captures the enduring bond between grandparents and grandchildren. Even when they're driving each other nuts.

When Life Gives You O.J.

When Life Gives You O.J.
Author: Erica S. Perl
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2011-06-14
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 0375897836

For years, 10-year-old Zelly Fried has tried to convince her parents to let her have a dog. After all, practically everyone in Vermont owns a dog, and it sure could go a long way helping Zelly fit in since moving there from Brooklyn. But when her eccentric grandfather Ace hatches a ridiculous plan involving a "practice dog" named OJ, Zelly's not so sure how far she's willing to go to win a dog of her own. Is Ace's plan so crazy it just might work . . . or is it just plain crazy? Erica S. Perl weaves an affectionate and hilarious tale that captures the enduring bond between grandparents and grandchildren. Even when they're driving each other nuts.

When Life Gives You O.J.

When Life Gives You O.J.
Author: Erica S. Perl
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2011
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 0375859241

For years, 10-year-old Zelly Fried has tried to convince her parents to let her have a dog. But when her eccentric grandfather Ace hatches a ridiculous plan involving a "practice dog" named OJ, Zelly's not so sure how far she's willing to go to win a dog of her own.

Aces Wild

Aces Wild
Author: Erica S. Perl
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2013-06-11
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 0307975479

Zelly Fried has finally convinced her parents to let her get a dog, with the help of her grandfather Ace. Unfortunately, said dog (also named Ace) is a shoe-chewing, mud-tracking, floor-peeing kind of dog. Despite Zelly's best efforts to drag Ace (literally!) to puppy kindergarten, his flunking report card says it all: "This Ace is wild." Also wild is the other Ace in Zelly's life. Grandpa Ace has decided to begin dating again and is dining and dancing every night, against his doctor's orders. Determined to get both Aces under control, Zelly enlists the help of her two best friends, Allison and Jeremy (despite the fact that they don't quite see eye to eye). They need to come up with a plan, fast. But how? It's not like either Ace ever does what he's told.

The Run of His Life

The Run of His Life
Author: Jeffrey Toobin
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Total Pages: 498
Release: 2015-09-29
Genre: Law
ISBN: 081298854X

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The inspiration for American Crime Story: The People v. O. J. Simpson on FX, starring Cuba Gooding, Jr., John Travolta, David Schwimmer, and Connie Britton The definitive account of the O. J. Simpson trial, The Run of His Life is a prodigious feat of reporting that could have been written only by the foremost legal journalist of our time. First published less than a year after the infamous verdict, Jeffrey Toobin’s nonfiction masterpiece tells the whole story, from the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman to the ruthless gamesmanship behind the scenes of “the trial of the century.” Rich in character, as propulsive as a legal thriller, this enduring narrative continues to shock and fascinate with its candid depiction of the human drama that upended American life. Praise for The Run of His Life “This is the book to read.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “This book stands out as a gripping and colorful account of the crime and trial that captured the world’s attention.”—Boston Sunday Globe “A real page-turner . . . strips away the months of circuslike televised proceedings and the sordid tell-all books and lays out a simple, but devastating, synopsis of the case.”—Entertainment Weekly “A well-written, profoundly rational analysis of the trial and, more specifically, the lawyers who conducted it.”—USA Today “Engrossing . . . Toobin’s insight into the motives and mind-set of key players sets this Simpson book apart from the pack.”—People (one of the top ten books of the year)

My Life During the O.J. Simpson Trial

My Life During the O.J. Simpson Trial
Author: Patrice Williams Marks
Publisher: Circa Publishing
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2016-04-20
Genre: True Crime
ISBN:

The words "Not Guilty" set one man free, but somehow made all African-Americans, no matter their varied opinions, the enemy. "... the defendant, Orenthal James Simpson, not guilty of the crime of murder..." The Trial of the Century had come to an end. The verdict hit the airwaves and the eyes of the nation descended on the city that made superstars out of attorneys. As an African-American recent college graduate living and working in the city, that verdict had a profound effect on me and the life I made for myself. The trial and the shocking verdict served as the impetus for what would be months of turmoil and unrest. Protests, debates, and incessant banter from both sides of the aisle permeated in our membranes. Lives were changed. Alliances were formed. Mistrust became the rule, not the exception. The words "Not Guilty" set one man free, but somehow made all African-Americans, no matter their varied opinions, the enemy. No one cared to seek our perspective. No one bothered to ask the right questions. We were clumped together as if our stories were one and the same. From the horrific Rodney King assault, to the unsettling residuum following the O.J. Simpson verdict, my life changed in profound ways. SCROLL UP AND BUY NOW. Keywords: O.J. Simpson Trial, Trial of the Century, Nicole Brown Simpson, Ron Goldman, LA Riots, Los Angeles Riots, Rodney King, Johnnie Cochran, F. Lee Bailey, Robert Shapiro, Robert Kardashian, Marcia Clark, Christopher Darden, If It Doesn't Fit, You Must Acquit, Bloody Glove, True Story, Mark Fuhrman, Judge Lance Ito

How I Helped O.J. Get Away With Murder

How I Helped O.J. Get Away With Murder
Author: Mike Gilbert
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2008-05-18
Genre: History
ISBN: 1596980648

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 advisor, and trusted confidant, Gilbert is breaking his silence and telling the full story of the man he idolized, but now despises. Gilbert's shocking tale is unlike anything you've read before; it isn't his "version" of what happened--it's the unvarnished truth. The truth about O.J., the murders, and the infamous trial. Not as Gilbert imagined or would like it to be, but how it actually was. Gilbert doesn't spare anyone, not even himself--he helped deceive the jury and feels deeply responsible for the "Not Guilty" verdict.

When Carrot Met Cookie

When Carrot Met Cookie
Author: Erica S. Perl
Publisher: Penguin
Total Pages: 33
Release: 2021-09-28
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 0593226313

Can a vegetable and a dessert really be friends? Find out in this sweet story of solidarity! Cookie and Carrot are a true dynamic duo. Carrot teaches Cookie how to dip (in hummus), and Cookie teaches Carrot how to dunk (in milk). But when Cookie and Carrot's other pals make fun of their friendship, the two start to wonder if different food groups can ever really be friends. Packed with plenty of puns, this satisfying tale of acceptance and forgiveness will leave kids asking for more. Exciting, easy-to-read books are the stepping stone a young reader needs to bridge the gap between being a beginner and being fluent.

I Want to Tell You

I Want to Tell You
Author: O. J. Simpson
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
Total Pages: 240
Release: 1995
Genre: African American football players
ISBN: 9780316341004

In this book, O. J. Simpson speaks out for the first time since his arrest for the deaths of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman in June of 1994. I Want To Tell You is an emotional and factual self-portrait of O. J.'s mind at this critical time. As O. J. waits to be judged by a jury of his peers, his commentary, thoughts, and reflections are juxtaposed with letters selected from the more than 300,000 he has received from people across the United States, since being incarcerated at the Los Angeles County Jail. At last, and in his own words, O. J. talks about: his innocence, his life with Nicole Brown Simpson, his kids, the Media, the Judicial System, spousal abuse, religion, and racism. Here is the real O. J. Simpson, the human side of the athlete and public figure who was an American icon long before the events of last June brought him under the scrutiny of the public eye. Today O. J. sits, confined to a five-by-eight-foot jail cell, a man deprived of his most basic freedoms, awaiting his trial and the future.

Chicken Butt!

Chicken Butt!
Author: Erica S. Perl
Publisher: Abrams
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2015-10-05
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 1613124333

You know what? What? Chicken butt! The classic schoolyard joke has been recast as an irreverent picture book, with call-and-response parts for parent and child. The word repetition in Erica S. Perl’s text, and wonderfully comic illustrations by beloved artist Henry Cole, make this a particularly inviting book for new readers, as does the opportunity to “trick†? a parent or other adult into participating in a very silly joke. The humor builds to a surprising and satisfying conclusion. Warning: Kids will want to read this one over and over and over again! “An unhinged piece of slap-happy rhyming...rocket-propelled artwork...the romp is a powerful piece of cacophony, more frenetic by the moment.†?—Kirkus Reviews