Amber Frye - getting past the crayons and nudie pix
Check out these reviews of this learned tome of moral relativism and factual omission. Either these people believe everything they read, or Gloria Allred has been switching internet identities and posting all of these glowing comments. Now, I'm sure that Amber's facts are correct. And by facts, I mean un-spun recitations of events. But the face she is putting on this is just a little too rosy. And it almost hurts my feelings that this astounding ditz expects people to take her seriously.
Yes she was lied to by Scott Peterson, creep and murderer, and yes, I'm sure he turned on the charm heavy. But she had sex with him on the first date. There's no excuse for Scott's lies, but when you under-investigate a potential boyfriend, and erase all need for skepticism by diddling him before dessert, important facts will likely elude you in the future.
But then again, nobody ever accused Amber of brilliance. And posing nude never speaks well of one's character or intellect. Sure, sure, it's a hasty generalization, but it's one with which I feel strangely comfortable. At least the cover wasn't illustrated in crayon.
And while she did indeed do her civic duty in giving the cops what they wanted, people are missing the fact that she may have been motivated less by a desire to see justice done than a desire to prevent it from being done on her. You see, Amber's role as "the other woman" made her a suspect. There is little question that she was completely innocent (in the legal sense only, of course), but her relationship with Scott was surely not missed by the cops, and probably added a little extra incentive to her alleged altruistic attitude.
And she was likely the final nail in Scott's coffin (besides Mark Geragos, of course). So to the extent that she went public, knowing that she'd be opening her rather libertine lifestyle to national scrutiny, she is to be commended. But that's as far as I go.
Put all of this varnish (and that's all the book is) aside. She is a loose woman. She has no morals. She was afraid of both punishment, and possibly Scott. Had she not had an adulterous relationship with Scott, she'd simply be known as a floozie in the Modesto, CA area. Had Laci and her son not met a gruesome end at Scott's hand, Amber would not have been able to make cash from a book deal.
She did her duty with what I believe to be mixed motives. This is not the kind of girl moms want their sons bringing home. But she did it. Save us the sunshine.