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Kim Goldman releases memoir, launches book tour

Posted: May 6, 2014 2:00 a.m.
Updated: May 6, 2014 2:00 a.m.

In this December 2011 photo, Kim Goldman stands outside the SCV Youth Project's building in Valencia.


Kim Goldman, executive director of the nonprofit SCV Youth Project, releases her e-book today on the murder of her brother, Ronald, and her decades-long legal pursuit of O.J. Simpson. 

Launching a weeklong national book tour, Goldman will appear on “The Today Show,” “The View” and other media spots today through Saturday, Goldman said.

“Writing has been important to me in finding my voice and taking back control of my life,” Goldman said. “I wanted people to know the parts of me that are important and strong, rather than (the victim).”

In her memoir “Can’t Forgive: My Twenty-Year Battle with O.J. Simpson,” the Valencia resident chronicles her very public grieving process, her shock at Simpson’s not-guilty verdict and her tireless attempts to pursue Simpson by every legal means.

Ron Goldman and Simpson’s ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, were murdered in Brown’s Brentwood home in 1994.

Later in her book, Kim Goldman discusses her current work with the SCV Youth Project, a school-based nonprofit that provides counseling and support for teens 12 to 18 years old in 13 local junior and senior high schools.

Published by Texas-based BenBella Books, the memoir is currently available on and other online booksellers, said Leslie Garson, president of Garson & Wright Public Relations.

A future print release is a possibility, Goldman said, and she is slated to release a second book in late fall 2015.

“I didn’t set out to do this,” Goldman said. “Writing is a passion of mine — it’s cathartic — so I just decided to write it all down and tell my stories.”



Independent1: Posted: May 6, 2014 7:58 a.m.

Rather than spending her life bitter and broken, Kim has spent her time helping those who will most likely never experience the pain she has had to endure over the past 20 years. Kim is a hero to many and it's an honor to live in the same community!

BBennetts: Posted: May 6, 2014 10:24 a.m.

Sometimes the criminal justice system fails, as I think it did in the OJ matter. I applaud Kim for using the legal system to pursue this man in every way possible and not giving up. Glad to have her as a part of our community.

chefgirl358: Posted: May 6, 2014 11:19 a.m.

Kim and her family are awesome. Talk about strength!

EgbertSouse4U: Posted: May 6, 2014 12:08 p.m.

You make us proud, Kim.

Rocketeer: Posted: May 7, 2014 11:31 p.m.

On the bright side, OJ is currently in prison. And, after his dramatic pronouncement of a "hunger strike" and subsequent bust for stealing cookies from the cafeteria, he is also the laughing stock of the entire prison.

Next best thing to justice.

scvforall: Posted: May 7, 2014 11:04 a.m.

I admire Kim for her tremendous grace and power under pressure. Thrown into the limelight as a young woman because of the horrific death of her brother, she has taken her energy and channeled it into helping others, less fortunate.

Very few people can relate to what Kim and her father must have gone through or how they have gone on to make successful, happy lives for themselves.

Now, compare them to the other family made (in)famous for their participation in the story. What have the Kardashian kids done to make this world a better place?

SReilly12: Posted: May 7, 2014 1:17 p.m.

Well the very next thing I'm going to do is go to and order her book. I will gladly support the remarkable women any way I can.

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