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Publisher Description

A New York Times bestseller, the explosive and heartbreaking memoir from the widow of Mark Madoff and the daughter-in-law of Bernard Madoff

When the news of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme broke, no one was more shocked than the members of his own family. Before then, Madoff’s son, Mark, and daughter- in-law, Stephanie, had built an idyllic life. Yet, while Mark’s thriving business was entirely separate from his father’s now notorious fund, he and Stephanie found themselves in the eye of the storm—and grappling with their own sense of betrayal. Mark refused to see or speak to his parents, and on the second anniversary of his father’s arrest, he hanged himself.

Left to raise her children as a single mother, Stephanie tells the real story of her marriage to Mark, of being a part of the Madoff family, and of life for two years following her father-in-law’s arrest and incarceration. The End of Normal is a searing inside look at one of the most controversial stories of our time, and an extraordinary memoir of surviving personal tragedy amid public scandal.

Biographies & Memoirs
October 20
Penguin Publishing Group
Penguin Random House Canada

Customer Reviews

Maryse ,


I saw the interview Stephanie gave, and knew I had To read her book, I haven't been able to put it down, I have told everyone I know to read it, I don't know her but feel like I do, I feel so much for her, I to wish people could understand everyone in the world should be put in a situation to understand what people are sometimes going through.

I pray for her to always find the strength G-D has given her, and all I can say is that the Madoffs are damn lucky to have someone like Stephanie enter their lives. I just cannot believe what this person has been through, and still keeping in mind there was still
Someone else that had to be taken care of before herself.

I only hope that one day when I'm in NYC I can run into her to let her know in person that there are people who do believe in her and her husband, I am sure she has her guardian angel watching over them. Hope you find the peace your looking for.

Nanastreasures ,

The end of normal

This was a great read! I hope This beautiful family can finally have peace in the aftermath of B.M.

Shmily ,


First I want to say to Stephanie, you are my hero. You are a very strong woman. You stood my your husband right to the end. God bless you and your darling children.

To Andy, you are a self centered idiot. You were not there for your only brother, when he needed you.

To Ruth, never should you be able to refer to yourself as a mother or a grandmother. You deserted your son when he needed you the most. I hope you get everything you deserve.

To Bernie, WHY????? Why would you put your whole family in such an ugly, awful nightmare. Just how many lives did you live? How could you steal from friends, family and strangers who trusted you? You were the devil in disguise.

Stephanie, Audrey and Nick always remember your Daddy and he will be with you always in your heart.