On May 19, 1992, Mary Jo Buttafuoco was shot in the head on the front porch of her home in Massapequa, New York. The assailant was Amy Fisher, a 17-year-old student who was having an affair with Joey Buttafuoco, Mary Jo’s husband.
Luckily, Mary Jo survived. She wrote a book about her experience called, Getting It Through My Thick Skull: Why I Stayed, What I learned, and What Millions of People Involved with Sociopaths Need to Know.
Lovefraud wrote about the book when it came out in 2010. Read the review.
Now, 25 years later, the story of the “Long Island Lolita,” as Fisher was named by the media, is the subject of a new series on Reelz called, Scandal Made Me Famous. Read more: