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Fairy Tales Can Come True — How A Driven Woman Changed Her Destiny
Written by Rikki Klieman
ReganBooks (Harper-Collins Publishers Inc, 10 East 53rd St. New York,
New York 10022, 2003)
$25 hardcover, 230 Pages, ISBN: 0-06-052401-4
Reviewed by Peter Knobler
Rikki Klieman’s candid memoir, Fairy Tales Can Come True — How A Driven Woman Changed Her Destiny,
is a story of sacrifice and success, of the public persona and the
private person, with a message of hope for those who look inside
themselves. It is also a page-turner.
An actress before she became one of the most acclaimed female criminal
defense attorneys in the country, Rikki’s theatrical work in the
courthouses of America comes alive through the cases in her book. A
teacher and a role model for young lawyers, Rikki served on the Board of
Directors of NACDL and taught at the National Criminal Defense College
throughout the 1980s. She loved the applause, the glamour and the
verdicts. Yet she gave up practicing
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