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A collection of newspaper stories by Pulitzer Prize-winning Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard—including “Dirty John,” the basis for the hit podcast and the upcoming Bravo scripted series starring Connie Britton and Eric Bana. Since its release in fall 2017, the “Dirty John” podcast—about a conman who terrorizes a Southern California family—has been downloaded m A collection of newspaper stories by Pulitzer Prize-winning Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard—including “Dirty John,” the basis for the hit podcast and the upcoming Bravo scripted series starring Connie Britton and Eric Bana. Since its release in fall 2017, the “Dirty John” podcast—about a conman who terrorizes a Southern California family—has been downloaded more than 20 million times, and will soon premiere as a scripted drama on Bravo starring Connie Britton and Eric Bana. The story, which also ran as a print series in the Los Angeles Times, wasn’t unfamiliar terrain to its writer, Christopher Goffard. Over two decades at newspapers from Florida to California, Goffard has reported probingly on the shadowy, unseen corners of society. This book gathers together for the first time “Dirty John” and the rest of his very best work. “The $40 Lawyer” provides an inside account of a young public defender’s rookie year in the legal trenches. “Framed” offers an unblinking chronicle of suburban mayhem (and is currently being developed by Netflix as a film starring Julia Roberts). A man wrongly imprisoned for rape, train-riding runaways in love, a Syrian mother forced to leave her children in order to save them, a boy who grows up to become a cop as a way of honoring his murdered sister, another boy who struggles with the knowledge that his father is on death row: these stories reveal the complexities of human nature, showing people at both their most courageous and their most villainous. Goffard shared in the Los Angeles Times’ Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2011 and has twice been a Pulitzer finalist for feature writing. This collection—a must-read for fans of both true-crime and first-rate narrative non-fiction—underscores his reputation as one of today’s most original journalistic voices.


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A collection of newspaper stories by Pulitzer Prize-winning Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard—including “Dirty John,” the basis for the hit podcast and the upcoming Bravo scripted series starring Connie Britton and Eric Bana. Since its release in fall 2017, the “Dirty John” podcast—about a conman who terrorizes a Southern California family—has been downloaded m A collection of newspaper stories by Pulitzer Prize-winning Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard—including “Dirty John,” the basis for the hit podcast and the upcoming Bravo scripted series starring Connie Britton and Eric Bana. Since its release in fall 2017, the “Dirty John” podcast—about a conman who terrorizes a Southern California family—has been downloaded more than 20 million times, and will soon premiere as a scripted drama on Bravo starring Connie Britton and Eric Bana. The story, which also ran as a print series in the Los Angeles Times, wasn’t unfamiliar terrain to its writer, Christopher Goffard. Over two decades at newspapers from Florida to California, Goffard has reported probingly on the shadowy, unseen corners of society. This book gathers together for the first time “Dirty John” and the rest of his very best work. “The $40 Lawyer” provides an inside account of a young public defender’s rookie year in the legal trenches. “Framed” offers an unblinking chronicle of suburban mayhem (and is currently being developed by Netflix as a film starring Julia Roberts). A man wrongly imprisoned for rape, train-riding runaways in love, a Syrian mother forced to leave her children in order to save them, a boy who grows up to become a cop as a way of honoring his murdered sister, another boy who struggles with the knowledge that his father is on death row: these stories reveal the complexities of human nature, showing people at both their most courageous and their most villainous. Goffard shared in the Los Angeles Times’ Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2011 and has twice been a Pulitzer finalist for feature writing. This collection—a must-read for fans of both true-crime and first-rate narrative non-fiction—underscores his reputation as one of today’s most original journalistic voices.

30 review for Dirty John and Other True Stories of Outlaws and Outsiders

  1. 5 out of 5

    Marika

    Hooked on the podcast Dirty John? This book is a collection of newspaper stories by the reporter who wrote about “Dirty John," and it makes for compulsive reading. You'll read a little about a young couple that railroad hops that ends badly, a Syrian mother who has to make a Sophie's Choice type of decision. Great nonfiction that reads like fiction and true crime. I read an advance copy and was not compensated.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Krista

    "Dirty John and Other True Stories" is a collection of Chris Goffard's newspaper articles, which one reviewer described as "literary journalism." What's good: Without question, Goffard has an eye for a story and he's easily able to hook the reader on his characters. In "Dirty John," in particular, Goffard has landed on a magic mixture (as seen again in the podcast of the same name) that is particularly fascinating. (Without spoilers, the story has a spectacular finish that begs for analysis of w "Dirty John and Other True Stories" is a collection of Chris Goffard's newspaper articles, which one reviewer described as "literary journalism." What's good: Without question, Goffard has an eye for a story and he's easily able to hook the reader on his characters. In "Dirty John," in particular, Goffard has landed on a magic mixture (as seen again in the podcast of the same name) that is particularly fascinating. (Without spoilers, the story has a spectacular finish that begs for analysis of what we consider masculinity and ideas of strength.) What's not as effective: Not all of the stories are at the "Dirty John" level, and it's a matter of preference ultimately. Do you like shorter stories, or longer narratives? The start-stop of reading through a collection of essays can be frustrating. Finally, for those who have already gobbled up the podcast "Dirty John," there isn't much new here. I would have set the book at a 3 for me because I did indeed know "Dirty John" as the podcast and therefore didn't get as much from the story as I wanted, but I decided that a more fair rating would be a 4, since my negative (already knowing the podcast) really wasn't reflective of the book's quality. (Note: This unbiased review is based on an ARC given to me by Edelweiss.)

  3. 4 out of 5

    Amber Chance

    I liked how these stories read. What I didn’t like was how some of them ended. And I’m sure that’s the point, but I like a story that has a true ending. Like you know what happened and why someone was doing something. And maybe some of them were just to inspire hope. I get that, but I also like to know what happened. I liked the Easter story because why would two lawyers do something like that over something so little. It’s just nuts! Or the story of the lady that had herself tied up and claimed I liked how these stories read. What I didn’t like was how some of them ended. And I’m sure that’s the point, but I like a story that has a true ending. Like you know what happened and why someone was doing something. And maybe some of them were just to inspire hope. I get that, but I also like to know what happened. I liked the Easter story because why would two lawyers do something like that over something so little. It’s just nuts! Or the story of the lady that had herself tied up and claimed rape. Just crazy! The lengths people will go to get what they want is outrageous. I read this via audiobook.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Gail A.

    Bait and switch Dirty John is surrounded by stories far from being representative of true crime. The editing is horrible. There are misplaced commas, comma splices, run on sentences and more. It's difficult to understand how the author received a Pulitzer. All the stories in the book end precipitatously, with no satisfaction from having read the. I wish I could get a refund.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Lisa K

    All of my favorite LA Times stories!!!! I definitely recommend this to everyone!!!

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    Heidi Lothringer

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    Caroline Pallotta

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    Jana Hendershot

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    Jan

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    Lisa Laurence

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    Jenny

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    Mary J. Kinkel

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    Sam Mlyniec

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    Heather

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    Shannon Mace

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    Chase

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    Kt Paxton

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    BookKitteh

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    Anthony James

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    Wesley Policky

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