BOOKS: CLOSING ARGUMENT?

NO, JUST A BELATED ONE, AS MARCIA CLARK'S MEMOIR REVEALS (SURPRISE!) AN EMBATTLED PROSECUTOR

It is perhaps a measure of the sorry state of what passes for bookworthy news these days--or the sign of a publisher desperate to protect a $4.2 million investment--that the big newsbreak that will be trumpeted out of Without a Doubt (Viking; $25.95), Marcia Clark's long-awaited memoir of the O.J. Simpson trial, is that the former prosecutor was raped at the age of 17. This highly personal detail, which can be found on four pages in the middle of the nearly 500-page volume, is sure to surface during the tearful interview with Barbara Walters, bob up again with Oprah and then...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!