Before we see this review a few statements of fact…
It NEEDS to be remembered that Joan’s first book ‘Forbidden Family, A Half Orphan’s Account of Her Adoption, Reunion and Social Activism’ was pulled from publication by the publisher in May 2011, due to libelous materials within its pages and her violation of her contract with that publisher.
Then in 2015, she ‘self-published’ a ‘revised’ version calling it ‘Forbidden Family, an adoptee duped by adoption’. This woman has no shame no sense of family honor!
Then in 2016 Joan changed her name back to her birth name, Doris M Sippel, and reedited and republished the SAME crap in another book; a third edition! CALLED ‘Forbidden Family: An Adopted Woman’s Struggle for Identity’!
Talk about conning people!
She ADDED this statement, cleverly inserted in the first page of the ‘new’ book …
‘Accusations that this author has been sued for libel and other outrageous allegations are completely false. This author continues to be the victim of orchestrated online attacks that are obvious to anyone who reads with a rational mind.’
NO ONE has ever said she WAS SUED, for libel; she exaggerates and puts words in other peoples’ mouths. Trafford Publications, that published her first book, SAW evidence of libel, presented by family members. Their lawyers looked at the contract she signed wherein she SAID there was no libel. Those lawyers determined that she VIOLATED their contract and dropped her and her book like a hot potato. They DID NOT want to be holding her book IN CASE family did sue, which NEVER HAPPENED, YET!
She then refers to our blogs and Facebook page and Amazon’s reviews, comments, and discussions as ‘online attacks’…hardly! We are discussing her BOOKS and what is said within those books; a totally acceptable occupation in the world of DISCUSSIONS and WRITINGS. If she doesn’t like that, perhaps she OUGHT TO SUE US and AMAZON.
So here is a NEW review on this author’s identical book…note the title and author’s name, the only things CHANGED
If she wants to write about adoption that is fine but she needs to get her facts correct first …, October 7, 2016
By Amazon Customer This review is from: Forbidden Family: My Life as an Adoptee Duped by Adoption (Paperback)
All I’m going to say is this book is nothing but a bunch of lies. How I know this is she wrote lies about my parents in this book. She had no permission to put their names in this book of lies. She needs to get her facts correct before she writes stuffs about my parents in this book of fiction. I’m not sit back while she trashed my family. This book was pull from calculation because it was proven she lied. If she wants to write about adoption that is fine but she needs to get her facts correct first and stop bad mouthing the my family. So please don’t believe everything you read from Ms Wheeler. I wouldn’t recommend this book to anyone.
Here is the permalink… https://www.amazon.com/review/R3VI5Y1RIIQR82/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0615799221
And here is my comment… Oct 8, 2016 7:30:22 PM PDT
gert mcqueen says:
Everything in this book is FROM the author’s point of view, which is tainted by her hatred of being adopted and her need to get back at family; there is NO rebuttal from family, only her view! She received NO permission to use living and/or dead person’s real names! The very fact that she uses real family names means that she has exploited family AGAIN AND AGAIN, not only on this book by on the previous one and the one AFTER this one! This author is only after fame and fortune on the backs of FAMILY.