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July 2003 , Page 21, 50 

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Book Reviews: Fairy Tales Can Come True — How A Driven Woman Changed Her Destiny and Sentencing, Sanctions, and Corrections

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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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