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I have just finished reading Mommy’s Little Girl, Diane Fanning’s new book on the Casey Anthony debacle.

I have kept up with this case but not to the lengths that some have. It is amazing how Fanning pours through the legal documents over the past few years and breaks it down to the earth shattering evidence for the rest of us.

She gives good background information from interviews and police records on the Anthony family all the way back to the great parents, aunts and uncles participation in the family dynamics. I like being able to make my own judgments based on these detailed familial descriptions about who Casey Anthony is. Who Cindy Anthony is and what part her odd personality had in shaping Casey into such a warped character.

I dont like that this book came out before the case is even close to being over. It seems so premature to me but what am I? -just a lowly Wanna Be true crime writer. I know neither the secret world of publishing (yet) nor the inner workings of the mysterious editor.

At any rate, it works. Premature or not you will find yourself engrossed in Casey's dingbat behavior and Cindy's raging, bullying, pretentious life strategies.

Isn’t there a quote from somewhere about true life being stranger than fiction?