The Professor and the ...
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This is a book that doesn't quite stand the test of time. Yes, it's a true crime book, but it also includes stories about people who have turned to drugs or had a psychotic break. The last story in the book was a manslaughter case about a guy who killed a man because he dented his car (not your typical true crime case that is usually profiled--this story wouldn't even make the front page news). Depression is referred to as Hysteria and the author refers to people given electroshock treatment for...more
People do not simply decide to commit murder, or disappear, or engage in illegal activity out of nowhere. Through each stories analysis of cases, you learn that people instead usually have something that has been just not QUITE right with them for years. The stories in the book are pure madness. Some of the stories I wish were a bit longer. I would read something from this author again definitely!!
Linda Wolfe is an award-winning journalist and novelist. Among her many books are the novel "Private Practices" and the nonfiction books "Wasted: The Preppie Murder," "The Professor and the Prostitute," and "The Murder of Dr. Chapman." A longtime contributing editor at New York magazine, Wolfe's articles and personal essays have also appeared in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Playboy, and many o...moreMore about Linda Wolfe...