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A Father's Story

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Lionel is withering about his inability to see what he thinks was in front of his eyes, the depth of Jeff’s problems, his social withdrawal, his teenage alcoholism – no friends, no girlfriends, no interests, no sports, no music, a failure at everything he turned his hand to. I find it abominable that people can be so hateful to parents of murderers, especially parents like the Dahmer's who, like so many others, do what they believe is a good job raising their children and guiding them to be decent, law-abiding citizens. On July 23, 1991, Milwaukee chemist Lionel Dahmer discovered - along with the rest of the world - that his son Jeffrey was a murderer who, over a period of many years, had carried out some of the most ghastly crimes ever committed in the United States. From dad- He was getting PhD in chemistry so he kept busy with work, due to fighting with Joyce he preferred his lab more.

She left him her car and he promptly picked up hitchhiker Steve Hicks and murdered him and cut him up.Great read, more so because I really enjoy reading another persons point of view of the trauma that is realising someone you’ve lived their whole life, is a serial killer.

A final chapter, added after Jeffrey's death in prison, simply adds a film of utter loathing to the reading experience, as father somehow contrives to tie in a possible redemption for his son with an incoherent, self-serving diatribe about the righteousness of intelligent design. This is the kind of twist which really gets ones moral examination gears spinning, and indeed spinning futilely in circles quite often. When, at six, Jeff broke several windows out in an old, abandoned building, was that only a typical boyhood prank, or was it the early signal of a dark and impulsive destructiveness? The father describes Jeffrey as feeling lonely and that's why he would murder people and then want to be close to them because he felt like if he didn't that they would leave him.For at any moment, in the middle of comedy, at the tail end of drama, just before a commercial, we might suddenly see the face of my son, a face that I, at least, profoundly did not want to see.

I think a lot of people could get something out of this book, particularly parents or those hoping to become parents. Both Apple and Google state that they ensure that only users who have actually downloaded the app can submit a review.He sees people, relationships, and the world in terms of their ability to meet his needs, whatever those needs might be. Published in 1994, so this book does not grapple with Jeffery Dahmer's own death (killed in prison in late 1994). Dahmer questions himself if he should have known what his son was up to and tries to figure out if there were signs in Jeffreys childhood that he was disturbed. This could have been a searing odyssey of truthfulness and revelation, giving the reader real insight into a father's relationship with one of the most notorious monsters of our time.

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