Review #10 of Joan M Wheeler’s garbage book; people do see behind her curtain! #10 Heather

If an author decides to put themselves ‘out there’, they better be ready to take the heat! Somehow I don’t think Joan is able to handle the heat for it seems to be getting quite hot out there.

So here’s #10 and my comment.

Self pity trip through a narcissist mind

By Heather on January 3, 2016  Format: Paperback

I read this book because it wa sfree on Kindle with my subscription. Otherwise I wouldn’t have bothered. I barely got through it. What this book is about isn’t really anything to do with being duped, it’s just a self pitying trip with no insight, no analysis and a general “It’s not my fault” feeling. Reading this book, (and it’s terribly one sided, even for a memior) I felt this author brought a lot of her “troubles” on herself. She seems, through the beginning and the middle, upset that she is not the center of anyone’s life, that everyone she knows isn’t always thinking about her all the time, that they can’t read her mind and see that she’s upset over rather silly things. This memoir is basically one long whine. The effect she had on her children have little to do with adoption and more that she is of apparent self-centered weak character. There are also grammatical errors abound which annoys me. I’m not a published author but I feel that published authors who have the benefit of an editor should be held to a higher standard.

 

Your post: Jan 3, 2016 4:05:38 PM PST

gert mcqueen says:

I roared with laughter!
Heather, superb! love your review! You are `right on’ with your assessments; a self pitying trip with no insight, no analysis and a general “It’s not my fault” feeling.

Oh the poor thing, no one understands her, no one gives her attention, she’s pissed and she’s going to tell the whole world, whether they want to hear her or not! Oh boo-hoo-hoo! She’s been duped, because she’s adopted!! They lied to her! They hurt her! So she’ll write a book about them all! So there! Don’t look behind the curtain of words or you might see the narcissistic in there, who thinks the world revolves around them!

I too believe that a published author ought to be held to a high standard of presentation. You must understand, that the editor was only formatting the text into the format, he had nothing to do with the editing of the words, that is this author’s way of doing business. The story is totally owned by the author and she will not tolerate any tinkering with it, by anyone. This is only the second go-around for her telling her story! Do we see a third?

I encourage all reviewers to check out my discussions topics on this Amazon page and contribute.

 

oh and Ruth also has a comment…check it out!

UPDATE Jan 6, 2015

Well Amazon didn’t like my comment for they removed it! Yes I can see why…I mocked the author! Ok, so my hands were slapped!  I reposted removing the mocking paragraph.

Your post, in reply to an earlier post on Jan 6, 2016 3:46:59 AM PST

gert mcqueen says:

I too believe that a published author ought to be held to a high standard of presentation. You must understand, that the editor was only formatting the text into the format, he had nothing to do with the editing of the words, that is this author’s way of doing business. The story is totally owned by the author and she will not tolerate any tinkering with it, by anyone. This is only the second go-around for her telling her story! Do we see a third?

I encourage all reviewers to check out my discussions topics on this Amazon page and contribute.

end of my reposted comment…

NOW Ruth has a comment as well along with this new comment that does give us all some very valuable INFORMATION

In reply to your post on Jan 6, 2016 4:08:21 AM PST

Ruth Pace says:

an inconvenient truth.
I have in my possession a 1999 manuscript of this book. There are differences in that and in the final (?) product. She used to show parts of her writings to my father, he told me “it will never be finished, because she keeps “revising” it.
After the 2009 print version of it was pulled from publication in May 2011 because it was proved to the publisher that the author had committed libel in it, she announced a second edition would be forthcoming. The 2009 version was touted as a “truthful account” of her adoption. When I learned she would be putting out a second edition, I said “how can there be a second version of the truth?”
Now we all know that there isn’t a second version of the truth, but the author managed to skate around that by calling the newer versions “a memoir” so she can fall back on the excuse “It was how I remembered it.” – But how can a remembered version in 2015 be so different from the 2009 version that had been insisted on as being the “truth.”

end of Ruth’s comment

IT MUST BE REMEMBERED that Joan rewrites constantly…even as we all read and comment on her latest 2015 edition. Joan REMOVED 4 chapters, after I exposed some inconvenient truths, and as Joan reads our blogs, she has ALTERED the truth from the 2009 edition to the 2015 Kindle edition. Now that there is a printed edition, CAN she STILL change the truth? Probably…she’s rewrite and rewrite and then put OUT another edition! This is why it is IMPORTANT for folks to read my DISCUSSIONS on Amazon, for I go into great details about the errors and changes as I have found them.

here’s a list of all reviews so far…

1)     https://gertmcqueen2.wordpress.com/2015/08/21/what-duped-by-adoption-joan-m-wheelers-friends-have-to-say-about-her-latest-piece-of-garbage-reviewer-number-one-1-of-3/

2)    https://gertmcqueen2.wordpress.com/2015/09/01/what-duped-by-adoption-joan-m-wheelers-friends-have-to-say-about-her-latest-piece-of-garbage-reviewer-number-two-2-of-3/

3)   https://gertmcqueen2.wordpress.com/2015/09/09/3-of-3-what-duped-by-adoption-joan-m-wheelers-friends-have-to-say-about-her-latest-piece-of-garbage-reviewer-number-three/

4)   https://gertmcqueen2.wordpress.com/2015/08/22/i-interrupt-my-sequence-of-3-reviews-and-my-comments-to-bring-you-this-newest-one-too-good-to-wait/

5)   https://gertmcqueen2.wordpress.com/2015/09/13/review-number-five-5-of-joan-m-wheelers-garbage-e-book-forbidden-family-my-life-as-an-adoptee-duped-by-adoption-and-my-initial-comment/

6)    https://gertmcqueen2.wordpress.com/2015/09/18/review-six-6-of-forbidden-family-my-life-as-an-adoptee-duped-by-adoption-by-joan-m-wheeler/

7)   https://gertmcqueen2.wordpress.com/2015/10/22/review-7-of-joan-m-wheelers-revised-edition-of-her-garbage-book-my-life-as-an-adoptee-duped-by-adoption-says-the-book-describes-the-pain-of-being-a-victim/

8)  https://gertmcqueen2.wordpress.com/2015/12/01/review-number-eight-8-of-my-life-as-an-adoptee-duped-by-adoption/

9)   https://gertmcqueen2.wordpress.com/2015/12/31/no-doubt-about-it-joan-m-wheelers-latest-revision-of-forbidden-family-duped-by-adoption-is-an-eye-opening-book-she-is-her-own-worst-enemy-and-she-doesnt-even-k/

10)  https://gertmcqueen2.wordpress.com/2016/01/03/review-10-of-joan-m-wheelers-garbage-book-people-do-see-behind-her-curtain/

11)   https://gertmcqueen2.wordpress.com/2016/01/04/review-11of-joan-m-wheelers-garbage-book-not-everyone-is-duped/

12) https://gertmcqueen2.wordpress.com/2016/01/26/review-12-or-is-it-11-of-joans-disgusting-book-duped-by-adoption/

13) https://gertmcqueen2.wordpress.com/2016/01/26/review-13-for-duped-by-adoption-adoption-a-view-from-the-other-side/

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