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Overcoming the hype to educate people about sociopaths

Lovefraud recently received the following email from a reader whom we’ll call “Eleanor.”

Thank you for your wonderful site Lovefraud! It has helped me tremendously. I am still with my sociopath husband, but am quietly and surely planning on leaving. We have a few children so it really makes it more complicated.

He has now gone up to the next stage in what I’ve read sociopaths love to do. I’m so thankful that I read about it before he did it and know how to react and what to expect! He’s started to call up my family, giving them a sob story about how broken he is and how I won’t get any help (we’ve gone through a

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Discussing Love Fraud at book clubs

Two friends of mine invited me to discuss Love Fraud with their book clubs. Both conversations were interesting and thoughful, and I really enjoyed them.

All of the club members had read Love Fraud before my visit, and were ready with questions for me. They wanted to know more about how James Montgomery convinced me to marry him. They asked about my pets. They asked about sociopaths in general—and as I explained the disorder, many readers realized that they knew someone who seemed to have the traits.

To my surprise, most of the questions from both groups were about the spiritual aspects of my book. Actually, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised at that. My spiritual journey doesn’t … Read more

Review of ‘Love Fraud’ on the Psychopathy Awareness blog

Like us, Claudia Moscovici had her run-in with a psychopath, one that almost destroyed her marriage. Since then, like many of us, she has thoroughly researched this destructive personality disorder. She started a blog called “Psychopathy Awareness,” and wrote two books: a novel called The Seducer, and an upcoming nonfiction book called Dangerous Liaisons.

In her review of my book, Love Fraud—How marriage to a sociopath fulfilled my spiritual plan, Claudia writes, “I didn’t think I could learn much more about the subject, but Donna’s book proved me wrong.”

Read the entire review on Psychopathy Awareness.

Love Fraud is available in the Lovefraud Store.… Read more

The tangents and the point

Editor’s note: The following article refers to spiritual concepts. Please read Lovefraud’s statement on Spiritual Recovery.

Love Fraud: How marriage to a sociopath fulfilled my spiritual plan, is a long, expansive story, and there’s a reason for its complexity. The reason is in the book’s subtitle.

Love Fraud tells the story of my marriage to a sociopathic con artist. It’s a juicy, outrageous tale, full jaw-dropping lies and manipulation. The book focuses a harsh light on the despicable behavior of my ex-husband, James Montgomery. My goal is to give people an up close and personal look at what it’s really like to be targeted by a sociopath. But that isn’t my only goal.

I believe the importance … Read more

The Love Fraud book blog tour

Love Fraud goes on a tour of book blogs in February.  What does that mean? A series of bloggers from around the Internet are reading my book, Love Fraud — How marriage to a sociopath fulfilled my spiritual plan. They will be posting reviews, or interviews with me, or guest posts from me, on particular dates.  On those dates, I will make an “appearance” on their blogs, which means that I will check in throughout the day and respond to comments from their readers.

The Love Fraud book blog tour schedule:

February 8, 2011 – Silver & Grace — Guiding graceful women into beautiful aging

February 21-22, 2011 – Women Explode – Lots of sparks, eruptions and explosions… Read more

Sex in the Love Fraud book

Yes, I will admit, my book, Love Fraud, does include some sex scenes. A few readers have expressed surprise that I am willing to share that aspect of my story. But the book is about my search for love and marriage, and sex is a natural part of love and marriage.

The scenes are handled tastefully. They’re not as racy as erotica—heck, they’re not even as racy as romance novels, with those silly little euphemisms, always preceded by three long, hot, trembling adjectives. But sex did happen, and I did include it, for two important reasons.

Unhealthy sex

The first reason is to illustrate unhealthy sex—the kind of sex engaged in by sociopaths.

I was clueless about … Read more

The pets of Love Fraud

My book, Love Fraud, has quite a cast of characters. Besides me and my con artist ex-husband, there are seven other women who he victimized, assorted friends, family and business associates, my new husband, three psychics, a channeler, an energy healer, and seven pets.

Why did I include the pets? To illustrate the point that all of life is connected. We are all part of the same universal consciousness.

The pets came into my life for a reason—to accompany me through my struggles. In fact, it was with my dog, Beau, that I first ventured into the feeling realm of love.

My dog offered me what is so often difficult to find among the humans in our … Read more

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“Love Fraud” book earns 5 stars in first independent review

In the book publishing business, reviews by respected sources are critical. As soon as we had printed copies of Love Fraud — How marriage to a sociopath fulfilled my spiritual plan, we sent it to about a dozen reviewers like Publisher’s Weekly, the New York Times Book Review and the Library Journal.

The first review is in, from the Midwest Book Review. Founded in 1976, the Midwest Book Review publishes monthly book publications specifically for community and academic librarians, booksellers, and the general reading public.

Of the 169 books reviewed in the Small Press Bookwatch for November, 2010, Love Fraud is one of two books listed as a “Reviewer’s Choice.” Here’s what they wrote:

It may seem

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Donna Andersen’s victory is our victory too

By Thomas

Donna Andersen’s ”˜Love Fraud, How Marriage to a Sociopath Fulfilled My Spiritual Plan’ is the third book in the last year I have read on sociopaths. Compared to the previous two it is not written by an academic, but rather by a victim of a sociopath.

The book is very well written for a first book, and the fictional style of writing, coupled with the matter-of-fact narrative makes it highly readable. Many of the people who would of have bought this book in the immediate aftermath of publication would have been refugees from Planet Sociopath themselves and much of the antics and personality traits of James Montgomery will strike a powerful resonance within them in regards … Read more

The Law of Attraction and sociopaths

In 2007, The Secret, by Rhonda Byrne, was the best-selling book in America. The book was featured on two episodes of Oprah, which significantly boosted sales. At one point the book was selling 150,000 copies per week. Total sales: 19 million books.

The Secret has many proponents—and many detractors. It’s described as a self-help book on the power of positive thinking. Some critics say that the book offers nothing but false hope to people who try to solve their problems by wishing them away, when they need more conventional solutions.

The premise of The Secret is the Law of Attraction. Here is how it is defined in the book:

Everything that’s coming into your life you

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