Monster: My True Story [NOOK Book]

Overview

Aileen Wuornos was executed in Florida, on the 9th of October, 2002 at the age of 46. She was the 10th woman to be sentenced to death in the USA since the death penalty resumed in 1976. Convicted for the murder of six men, in a two month period, Aileen claimed she acted in self defence however the investigation into these claims was poor and she later retracted her statement announcing to the Supreme Court, "I'm one who seriously hates human life and would kill again." All-too-often female prostitutes have been ...
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Monster: My True Story

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Overview

Aileen Wuornos was executed in Florida, on the 9th of October, 2002 at the age of 46. She was the 10th woman to be sentenced to death in the USA since the death penalty resumed in 1976. Convicted for the murder of six men, in a two month period, Aileen claimed she acted in self defence however the investigation into these claims was poor and she later retracted her statement announcing to the Supreme Court, "I'm one who seriously hates human life and would kill again." All-too-often female prostitutes have been the victims of male serial killers - the killings of Aileen 'Lee' Wuornos were the inverse of this. She was a child prostitute, fleeing an abusive childhood at the hands of her grandparents, which led straight into a disastrous adulthood of difficult affairs with both men and women. Her metamorphosis from victim to attacker had brutal consequences: a stream of dead men. Following a renewed interest in this woman after the film "Monster", this is her story in her own words.
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Told in her own words, the story of serial killer Aileen Wuornos, who was portrayed in an Oscar-winning performance by Charlize Theron in the film Monster.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843586944
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 8/1/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 238
  • Sales rank: 128,487
  • File size: 330 KB

Table of Contents

Introduction: 'You want to know why I killed?' VII
Part 1 'When I Was a Little Girl, I Always Wanted to Be a Nun.'
Chapter 1 The Cigarette Bandit 3
Chapter 2 The Odd Couple 15
Chapter 3 Tyria Jolene Moore 29
Part 2 'Of Course I Didn't Really Want to Kill Them in My Heart, But I Knew I Had to.'
Chapter 4 Richard Mallory 45
Chapter 5 David Spears 73
Chapter 6 Charles 'Chuck' Carskaddon 77
Chapter 7 Peter Siems 81
Chapter 8 Eugene 'Troy' Burress 89
Chapter 9 Curtis 'Corky' Reid 93
Chapter 10 Charles 'Dick' Humphreys 99
Chapter 11 Walter Gino Antonio 111
Part 3 'And May God Have Mercy On Your Corpse.'
Chapter 12 Parting Company 121
Chapter 13 The Arrest 129
Chapter 14 Aileen Wuornos's Confession--In Her Own Words 133
Chapter 15 The Execution 205
Chapter 16 The Movie 215
Part 4 Mad or Bad?
Chapter 17 Damaged Beyond Repair 223
Chronology of events and dates 237
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2012

    Learned More About Aileen

    I enjoyed this. It told more than what the movie did. The main reason I purchased the book is because I live in Brevard County whis is just south of where Aijleen Wuornos live and I followed the story on the local news.
    It gave me a better view on how she was brought up as a child and a better understand on her behavior.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2012

    Intense

    I never thought that she or any human being went through such hard thing.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2013

    Interesting but semi poorly written

    Many typos

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2012

    more detailed than movie ck it out

    i love to read or watch real crime this is the other side of wuornos details not in the movie . gives you some insight to why she got the death sentence when she should have gotten a better defence .

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