Monster : My True Story

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Format: Trade Book
Pub. Date: 2006-06-01
Publisher(s): John Blake
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Summary

Told in her own words, this is the story of serial killer Aileen Wuornos, who was portrayed in an Oscar-winning performance by Charlize Theron in the filmMonster.There have been few female serial killers, but Aileen Wuornos, who was executed in 2002, was a remarkable example of this rare breed of death row inmate. All too often, female prostitutes have been the victims of male serial killersWuornos' killings were the inverse of this pattern. After escaping an abusive childhood at the hands of her grandparents, she became a child prostitute, progressing into a disastrous adulthood of prostitution and damaging affairs with both men and women. Her eventual metamorphosis from victim to attacker had brutal consequencesa stream of dead men. This is her story, as told to Christopher Berry-Dee, editor ofThe New Criminologistand director of Britain's Criminology Research Center.

Author Biography

Aileen Carol Wuornos was born in 1956 and raised by authoritarian grandparents who set the pattern for a disrupted and violent life. At the age of 20, she had a short-lived marriage with a multi-millionaire, which was followed by a long-term relationship with a woman. When money ran short for the two of them, Aileen turned to prostitution, leading to her murdering some of the men she picked up. She was at last arrested in 1991 and executed in 2002 Christopher Berry-Dee owns and is editor-in-chief of The New Criminologist and is director of the Criminology Research Institute

Table of Contents

Introduction: 'You want to know why I killed?' vii
PART ONE 'WHEN I WAS A LITTLE GIRL, I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A NUN.'
Chapter One: The Cigarette Bandit
3(12)
Chapter Two: The Odd Couple
15(14)
Chapter Three: Tyria Jolene Moore
29(16)
PART TWO 'OF COURSE I DIDN'T REALLY WANT TO KILL THEM IW MY HEART, BUT I KNEW I HAD TO.'
Chapter Four: Richard Mallory
45(28)
Chapter Five: David Spears
73(4)
Chapter Six: Charles 'Chuck' Carskaddon
77(4)
Chapter Seven: Peter Siems
81(8)
Chapter Eight: Eugene 'Troy' Burress
89(4)
Chapter Nine: Curtis 'Corky' Reid
93(6)
Chapter Ten: Charles 'Dick' Humphreys
99(12)
Chapter Eleven: Walter Gino Antonio
111(10)
PART THREE 'AND MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON YOUR CORPSE.'
Chapter Twelve: Parting Company
121(8)
Chapter Thirteen: The Arrest
129(4)
Chapter Fourteen: Aileen Wuornos's Confession - In Her Own Words
133(72)
Chapter Fifteen: The Execution
205(10)
Chapter Sixteen: The Movie
215(8)
PART FOUR MAD OR BAD?
Chapter Seventeen: Damaged Beyond Repair
223(14)
Chronology of events and dates 237

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