Mary Jo Buttafuoco's book 'Getting It Through My Thick Skull': Do we still care about this?

Mary-jo-buttafuoco_l Mary Jo Buttafuoco, who in 1992 was shot in the head by her then-husband's teen lover, Amy Fisher, but stood by her man anyway up until 2000, has written a book due out next month titled Getting It Through My Thick Skull: Why I Stayed, What I Learned, and What Millions of People Involved with Sociopaths Need to Know. (We're already reserving it a place in our Awful Titles for Celeb Memoirs gallery.) Now this was a horrible, sexy scandal that captivated the country enough to spawn a trio of TV movies in its day, but am I wrong to think that we're not dying to revisit it in 2009? I don't really care what life was like with Joey Buttafuoco, or why it took Mary Jo all those years to have the potentially libelous revelation that begins the book's introduction: "Joey Buttafuoco is a sociopath. There, I said it." I'm happy that she overcame an addiction to pain killers and found a new love and is wearing a lot of jewelry and a pretty pedicure on the cover, but I'm not going to read further. Is this book — which will include a 16-page color insert from the Buttafuoco family album — on anyone's wish list?

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  • chani

    who gives a damn anymore ? i know i don’t, i won’t be buying this garbage

  • Sally in Chicago

    No, we don’t care. It’s over and been over what — 20 years? But she needs the money. Obviously.

  • wildecat

    Worst. Book. Title. Ever.

  • vic “the brick”

    So when is mary jo gonna put a bullet in amy? And for that matter, how about one in joey??

  • Mr. Burns

    I can’t imagine any sensible person would have a desire to read this.

  • Bettina in Canada

    When oh when will this (far too)long-lasting non-event finally realize it’s dead and lie down decently?
    Mary Jo: sorry you were shot. I hate to see anyone hurt like that. Now please go away and enjoy your new life. PLEASE!

  • Sue Ellis

    Count me in. It was fascinating then, it will be fascinating now. I always wondered why she stayed. And, I am sure there is lots to learn too.

  • VT

    The title belongs at the top of the bad memoir title list. Hysterical! I’ll admit that I’m curious about why she stayed, but I won’t be buying the book until it hits the 99 cent bin . . . about a month after its publication.

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  • Sandy

    I am shocked that anyone would write that we no longer care about what happened to Mary Jo and that she should go away! How unkind and callous. What have we become? This woman’s scars…both physically and psychically will never go away…even though I am sure most of us wish for her sake they could. If writing a book about it helps her to heal or even helps her finacially, then more power to her. I don’t think any of us would want to have had that kind of tragedy befall us. And if her book helps someone somewhere…that’s an added plus! I think it best to react with compassion to someone who is struggling with a devastating experience.

  • Amber

    OMG, the world is brilliant when it can see through this bullsh– ! We all know it’s about the $$$ and her obsession with Joey, his new beatiful wife, their video, Amy’s killer video and the pathetic life she chose with some bagel-noshing-got-no-money-and-too-many-kids-porker. It happened, bad deal, got a million $$$ for your story, blew it on tequilla and vicodin, stole Joey’s shop and bank accounts when he went to jail, got herself served with a Restraining Order by his new wife and continues to sing the blues and victim lullabye. Grow up, get a job, do something resourceful and useful. Me, I’m buying the book cause my cat needs something to pee on . . . there, I said it ! LOL

  • Lillian

    I’m buying the book too to add it to the stack of trash I use to reach my attic crawl space . . . I just need 1 more inch to reach the good stuff. When is this woman ever going to move on ? Is she oblivous to what’s going on in the world now that she thinks her story will stop traffic. Come on, get real. Get yourself a boba straw and drink up.

  • Gij

    Blah, Blah, Blah. Ok, I’m bored now. Hope the guy that did the airbrush on your book made a mint cause it must have taken hours ! LOL You’re still a bleached out trailer park trash liner with a need for attention and a desire to get Joey back at any cost. Any thoughts on doing your own video ? Well, on 2nd thought, PLEASE Don’t ! It’s more than we can handle. Amy is hot, Joey’s wife, Ivanka is hot, YOU – – – NOT SO MUCH.

  • Bess

    Hey, I’m just waiting for Joey & Ivanka’s books. Now that’s a story I hear, complete with court documents, transcribed phone recordings, photos, testimonials and sworn attorney statements. Yahoo and as they say in the big league, IT’S ON ! Mary Jo why don’t you go look for Bin Laden or something and just disappear for a while . . . now that would be funny. Maybe you could get your own reality show with that idea, I’ll let you use it. Bye Bye Drama Queen

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