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.
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Kept me intrigued
I liked this book and it really kept me intrigued until the end. I do hope there will be more about Stephanie Madoff and her life as it continues. I hope she keeps us updated. I do feel that she tried to be honest in her assessment of the Madoff crises and her and her husbands unfortunate and sad entanglement in it. I do hope she finds forgiveness in her heart for those who hurt her. It will help her heal.
Not buying it
I was feeling sorry for them until she wrote about the multiple houses, vacations, surfing lessons, and Disney World trip, all the while an indictment was hanging over his head and he had lost his job. There are are a lot of people who are out of work and everyone having to cut back because of the economy and they continue their luxurious life. And now today, the whole family is trying to cash in on the sympathy. Sorry I wasted my money on this book.
The End of Normal
I had no connection to these people or this story. My sympathies led me to read it and truly, it was an exceptional love story and one of the best written books I've read in a long time and I read ALOT of books! Mark is proud! What an outstanding MOM!