Dear Dawn: Aileen Wuornos in Her Own Words by Aileen Wuornos,Lisa Kester,Daphne Gottlieb,Phyllis Chesler

By Aileen Wuornos,Lisa Kester,Daphne Gottlieb,Phyllis Chesler

Between 1989 and 1990, Aileen Wuornos, a hitchhiking prostitute, shot, killed, and robbed seven males in distant Florida destinations. Arrested in 1991, Wuornos insisted she had acted in self-defense, however the jury had little sympathy. Condemned to demise on six separate counts, she was once completed by way of deadly injection in 2002.

An abused runaway who grew to become to prostitution to outlive, Wuornos has turn into iconic of vengeful ladies who lash out on the nearest aim. She has additionally develop into a touchstone for women’s, prostitutes’, and prisoners’ rights advocates. Her tale has encouraged myriad books and articles, in addition to the 2003 motion picture Monster, for which Charlize Theron received an Academy Award. yet earlier, Wuornos’s uncensored voice hasn't ever been heard.

Dear Dawn is Wuornos’s autobiography culled from her ten-year demise row correspondence with cherished early life good friend sunrise Botkins. approved for book by means of Wuornos and edited lower than the information of Botkins, the letters not just provide Wuornos’s riveting reflections at the murders, criminal battles, and media assurance, yet move additional, revealing her fears and obsessions, her wealthy humor and empathy, and her slow disintegration as her execution approached. A candid existence tale informed to a relied on pal, Dear Dawn is a compelling narrative, unwaveringly actual to its source.

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