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While on vacation, Deborah Alessi, co-founder of
Face Forward, read my book A DANCE WITH THE DEVIL: A TRUE STORY OF
MARRIAGE TO A PSYCHOPATH.  She was  impressed with my advocacy and  told her PR person that she wanted to have me on the
Honorary Committee that also includes the actress, Jaclyn Smith,  The Honorary Committee is listed under Board on the revised Face Forward
web page. The charity rebuilds the faces of women and children deformed by domestic or gang violence.   The 3rd Annual Gala was held on
Sept. 15, 2012, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Tom Arnold graciously did a photo op with me at the VIP reception.  The next gala will be held
on September 28, 2013.
The Huffington Post said that my book A Dance with the Devil: A True Story of Marriage to a Psychopath is one of the five books to read to
spot a psychopath in your life.  I feel blessed to get this acknowledgement.  
READ THE ARTICLE.   I have always felt A Dance with the
Devil: A True Story of Marriage to a Psychopath should be required reading in psychology classes and family therapist training, and in the
education of officers of the court (judges and lawyers).  My dream is finally coming true.  First, a psychologist friend recently attended a
seminar on Emotional Manipulation of Women by Dr. Fogarty.  He talked about my book and it is on his Recommended Reading list.  Second,
a Florida psychologist contacted me to say that she is presenting a seminar in Chicago to international judges and lawyers.  One of her slides
discusses my book and law.  The psychologist also asked for a statement of what I would like her to relay to the attendees as a message from
I was directly responsible for the passage of Assembly Bill 16 and detailed the process in my book A DANCE WITH THE DEVIL: A
TRUE STORY OF MARRIAGE TO A PSYCHOPATH.  Seventeen years later I was back in Sacramento supporting Crystal Harris in her
bid to amend my law to include the crime of spousal rape. I wrote letters & attended meetings in the Assembly and Senate supporting AB
1522.  It  passed out of both houses and the governor signed it into law. Congratulations, Crystal!
I am pleased to announce that my second book THE LITTLE BOOK OF SUCCESS:  TURN YOUR DREAMS INTO REALITY WITH
FOUR SIMPLE TOOLS  is now available in print and electronic formats.  While writing my first book I discovered that I had used four
simple tools throughout my life to create success after success.  Lessons learned are lessons to be shared.  Using four everyday examples
from my life, I created a book that illustrates how passion, planning, patience, and persistence turned my dreams into reality.  This little
book will help you do the same.
My story has now been filmed for Dateline NBC, The Devil You Know series (produced by a Canadian company for an hour long show,
then sold to the Investigation Discovery channel in the U.S. in a half-hour format), and the half-hour series Who the Bleep Did I Marry?.  
You can catch reruns of all three either on TLC and Investigation Discovery or The Learning Channel.  I  have also signed an option with a
screen writer/producer for a possible TV movie.  So far there have been no takers

Barbara Bentley
Recommended in Huffington
Post Article as one of five
books to read to spot
psychopaths in your life
The message, small
size and price of this
book make it a great
gift for graduations.
Light shines
through darkness