What Lisa Knew The Truth and Lies of the Steinberg Case A brilliantly researched investigation into the psychological sexual and social forces behind one of the most horrifying domestic crimes of the decade the murder of six year old Lisa Steinberg

  • Title: What Lisa Knew: The Truth and Lies of the Steinberg Case
  • Author: Joyce Johnson
  • ISBN: 9780821733875
  • Page: 205
  • Format: Paperback
  • A brilliantly researched investigation into the psychological, sexual, and social forces behind one of the most horrifying domestic crimes of the decade the murder of six year old Lisa Steinberg.

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    About “Joyce Johnson

    1. Joyce Johnson says:

      Born Joyce Glassman to a Jewish family in Queens, New York, Joyce was raised on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, just around the corner from the apartment of William S Burroughs and Joan Vollmer Burroughs Allen Ginsberg and Kerouac were frequent visitors to Burroughs apartment.At the age of 13, Joyce rebelled against her controlling parents and began hanging out in Washington Square She matriculated at Barnard College at 16, failing her graduation by one class It was at Barnard that she became friends with Elise Cowen briefly Allen Ginsberg s lover who introduced her to the Beat circle Ginsberg arranged for Glassman and Kerouac to meet on a blind date.Joyce was married briefly to abstract painter James Johnson, who was killed in a motorcycle accident From her second marriage to painter Peter Pinchbeck, which ended in divorce, came her son, Daniel Pinchbeck, also an author and co founder of Open City literary magazine.Since 1983 she has taught writing, primarily at Columbia University s MFA program, but also at the Breadloaf Writers Conference, the University of Vermont and New York University In 1992 she received an NEA grant.



    2 thoughts on “What Lisa Knew: The Truth and Lies of the Steinberg Case

    1. I wasn't familiar with this case, other than seeing a Law & Order episode that was based on it. This is a disturbing story, and Joyce Johnson does a decent job handling the material. There's just so much that DIDN'T get covered, or wasn't investigated in the depth I was hoping for.I stumbled across this book while looking for Maury Terry's The Dark Side of Tenth Street: A True Story of Love Gone Mad -- Johnson references Terry often throughout her book, and from those references I feel like [...]

    2. When officers answered an emergency call at Greenwich Village, New York, they barely could imagine what awaited them behind that closed door."Police!" Officer Daluise yelled, "Open up!" A woman with a battered bruised face opened the door. A man came out of a darkened room carrying a naked child in his arms by the armpits, the little girl, unconscious, bruised and blue was Lisa Steinberg the adopted daughter of Joel Steinberg and Hedda Nussbaum.On closer search of the filthy apartment, Officers [...]

    3. I was unfamiliar with this bizarre criminal case until I picked up this book. I'm with another reviewer who wished to see images of the people involved; I ended up watching a documentary on the case just for this reason.What observers may learn from this case of fatal child abuse is to never remain silent and take victimization seriously; so many people failed young Lisa along the way it was appalling. I do think the author should have avoided trying to speculate what was going on in the Steinbe [...]

    4. This was by no means a pleasant or easy book to read, but it was extremely well-written and well-researched, and while the author does engage in a lot of speculation as to what the three main players in the crime might have thought or felt, nothing she proposes seems very far from the truth.Some have complained that Johnson wanted to bring down Hedda Nussbaum right from the start, and she may have, but I also believe she was willing to give the woman a fair shot, and ultimately it's Hedda's own [...]

    5. I had huge issues with this book. I went into it with a small degree of familiarity with the Steinberg case, and it did a good job of telling the story. However, the author clearly had an agenda: blaming Hedda Nussbaum for Lisa's death. Johnson clearly has no understanding of the physical and psychological effects of years of sustained abuse, and apparently made no effort to learn what those effects might be. I do not mean to say that Hedda was completely without guilt, but she was Joel Steinber [...]

    6. It is very obvious from the beginning of this book that the author is very anti-Hedda Nussbaum, so I hope this wasn't intended to be an unbiased account. It didn't bother me, though, since I have always had strong misgivings about Hedda and her role in Lisa Steinberg's life and death. The book was very interesting and gave me a lot to think about.

    7. This book was interesting. I had never heard of this case - the main people involved were CRAZY. I wish the book had pictures, b/c I really wanted to know what they looked like - particularly I would have wanted to see pictures that were specifically referenced in the book. I enjoyed the details of the case and the parts analyzing how feminists and others viewed the mother either as victim or perpetrator. I can't believe both of them didn't get life sentences in jail.

    8. This was a fascinating read, but I think the author took far too many liberties with the limited information we all have on Hedda Nussbaum. Over and over in here there are statements to tghe effect that "Hedda thought this" or "Hedda probably felt that" when we really have no way of knowing.

    9. A friend suggested I read this book. I was three years old when this little girl was murdered so I don't remember anything about the case. I found the book a very interesting read.

    10. An excellent True crime read! The ending leaves you wondering what the real story of what happened to Lisa was.

    11. Tells the true story of Lisa Steinberg, the six-year-old who was killed at the hands of her adoptive lawyer father and mother.

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