Released Released


Conversations on the Eve of Freedom

    • 4.1 • 379 Ratings
    • $9.99
    • $9.99

Publisher Description

Gypsy-Rose Blanchard discovered that her whole life was a lie. After eight-and-a-half years of incarceration, she can finally tell you the truth—with this exclusive collection of interview transcripts and journal entries, plus her own illustrations and photos.
While incarcerated for her role in her mother’s death, Gypsy saw her story told by others again and again in the media, from news reports and podcasts to TV series like The Act (Hulu). Now, granted early parole and preparing to start a new life, she’s free to speak directly to her supporters and the world. 
Falsely told that she suffered from debilitating, chronic illnesses, Gypsy grew up enduring physical and emotional abuse at the hands of her mother Dee Dee, including unnecessary medication and surgery. But her desperate attempts to escape a lifetime of isolation led Gypsy into the grip of another abuser, ultimately resulting in her mother’s murder.
Released is Gypsy’s frank, unflinching, and deeply personal reflection on her past, present, and hoped-for future, and includes:
Exclusive interviews with Gypsy recorded during her time in prisonGypsy’s contemplative writing on trust and betrayal, love and freedom, self-worth and identity, prison life, her marriage, and other personal issuesPersonal photos, drawings, and other memories from years past
Created with writers Melissa Moore and Michele Matrisciani, Released is a declaration of Gypsy’s resolve to turn her pain into perseverance, take accountability for her actions, and help others escape the trap that circumscribed her life for so long.

January 9
BenBella Books
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

ViaGrace717 ,

Love Gypsy

I was expecting a book, not a series of conversations. I loved how positive and productive this book was on such a negative story that happened.

lmichael98 ,

Mediocre at best

There’s nothing complex about Gypsy. She’s a mass manipulator, indulging liar, and a user. She’s not interesting, she’s not a victim. She’s false, everything about her is false. Don’t waste your money or time like I did reading this trash can of a book.

Ianna_Marie ,

Phenomenal , raw and REAL!

Gypsy, thank you for sharing your life, your family, and your truth with us. There were so many things that not only I could relate to in a sense, but valuable insight and advice that I will hold onto in times when I'm struggling with self worth, self doubt and personal hardships.
I found myself tearing up in the chapter of faith and God, because it was surely a message I needed to hear and a great reminder that Gods got you. He has a plan for you and will not forsake you.

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