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The Only Living Witness: The True Story of Serial Killer Ted Bundy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2003

    Excellent Study of the Life and Mind of Ted Bundy

    Stephen Michaud & Hugh Aynesworth interviewed not only Ted Bundy, but psychiatrists who interviewed him. The two factors that that were most significant were the revelations by the authors that Ted had been a victim of violent physical punishment by a female second grade teacher, who cracked a ruler over his knuckles. The memory of such a violent act inflicted by a female on a sensitive child, is not only retained by the child's mind, but rewires his brain and greatly influences one's feelings and attitudes about women in general. The authors also point out that alcohol played a significant role in diminishing Ted's inhibitions and in desensitizing him to the violence that was apparently churning inside him ever since the second grade teacher, Miss Geri, cracked the ruler over his knuckles. A UCLA psychiatrist, Dr. Louis West, observed that somewhere in Ted's boyhood a woman beat him with a stick." Corporal punishment by a female teacher, plus alcohol apparently produced Ted Bundy the killer. Although he only had once date his high school, most of his information about sex was learned from stories his male classmates told him about their own experiences and attitudes. Ted himself was vice president of a Methodist Youth Fellowship during high school. His own mother was very loving and good to him. An excellent textbook!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2001

    The Father Of Bundy Biographies

    This work of art is, in my opinion, the best Bundy biography. The authors tell the true story in a candid and detailed style. No event is left untold, and the ending will have the reader staring into space thinking for minutes, like I did upon the finishing page. You want to read about Ted Bundy? Buy this book and you'll know all that there is to know. I own every Bundy book written and this one is my little treasure.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2002

    Fascinating and truly frightening

    Check the locks & turn on the lights. This is the first Bundy book I ever read and the best. I was practically hiding under the bed at night.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 21, 2012


    Michaud and Aynesworth have written the most comprehensive account of Ted Bundy and what made him tick that I've read. I doubt that this account will help solve other serial killings, but it does give the reader an understanding of who Ted Bundy was and how he managed to avoid detection more from luck than great criminal skill. Very well written, almost scholarly.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2012

    The Definitive True Crime Book About Ted Bundy

    This book based on serial killer Ted Bundy is the only one worth reading and buying. It is intelligently written and well-detailed. One thing I'm glad about: that the authors don't try to make excuses for Bundy or have any tolerance for him. My only complaint of this revised edition is that the photos were removed. I don't know why this is so, but they should have left them in.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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