If Loving You Is Wrong: The Shocking True Story of Mary Kay Letourneau

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St. Martin's Press, Aug 15, 1999 - True Crime - 384 pages
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Within hours of giving birth to her sixth child, Mary Kay Letourneau had her baby daughter whisked from her arms. She was then shackled and returned to her jail cell. Just years ago, the pretty, personable Seattle schoolteacher was living a life many would envy-- she had a handsome husband, four beautiful children, and a beloved following of students. Then she was accused of child rape, and her whole world turned upside down.

Rapist Or Victim?
How did a 34-year-old married teacher fall in love with one of her sixth-grade students? Was it a complete lapse of judgment, or-- as she contends-- the meeting of two soulmates? Were the two planning to run away together-- before police caught them in a parked car? Did the couple have illicit sex in every room of the Letourneau house, as the teenager told the tabloids? Read about the case that shocked the world and rocked the headlines-- about the lonely life of Mary Kay Letourneau and the young object of her obsession, the boy who fathered two of her children. You may think you know the story of Mary Kay Letourneau-- but you don't know the whole story until you've read...If Loving You Is Wrong.

Includes interviews with Mary Kay Letourneau.

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User Review  - TerriBooks - LibraryThing

Disappointing. There is very little first person insight - and you learn why in the afterword. The author never talked to Mary Letourneau until days before the book went to press. There is more about ... Read full review

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User Review  - suzeen - Overstock.com

Not as sleazy as I feared this book attempts to show why a respected teacher would risk her career for a kid young enough to be her son. The background information on her childhood takes this beyond a sleazy tell all Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Gregg Olsen is the acclaimed author of several true crime books, including: The Confessions of an American Black Widow, Abandoned Prayers, Bitter Almonds, Mockingbird, and Starvation Heights.

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