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A Father's Story

A Father's Story

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Will they do something stupid and dangerous (just like I did), but not make it out alive to grow old and live to tell the tale? It's truly painful to read his words, witness his mind looking for answers, looking for some sort of path.

Throughout the book Lionel needs to find a narrative about his son that he can live with, one that he can accept, one that resonates. At the very thought of murder, my mind closed down or shifted to the side, a maneuver that I would be using for months to come. He says very firmly that all this shoving the responsibility onto this person or that person or alcohol or drugs, it’s all bullshit. In this deeply personal account, Lionel reflects on his son's troubled childhood and the shocking crimes he committed.Each year, I'd dreaded moving up to the next grade, even when that move would not mean any change in school buildings, and despite the fact that I would still be surrounded by children I already knew.

It's not just the serial killings that have marked Jeffrey Dahmer's complex personality, and I must say: there is no excuse to harm, abuse, and kill a human. we are the space of our isolation, we are the space defined within our limits, the limits change, the isolation remains. Jeff has always has a uncomfortable hold over me, I am fascinated by the human psyche and just how far the rabbit hole goes. Lionel Dahmer bravely confesses his own early experiments with perversity, a long stint as a pyromaniac culminating in almost burning down a neighbors garage, attempting to hypnotize a girl when he was thirteen in the hopes of "having [his] way with her" and his own dissociative personality that was a lesser version of what developed in his son.Jeffrey Dahmer was someone else, the formal public name for a man who was, at least to me, still Jeff, still my son.

It is, in fact, not the story of Jeffrey Dahmer at all, but of a father who, by slow, incremental degrees, came to realize the saddest truth that any parent may ever know: that following some unknowable process, his child had somewhere crossed the line that divides the human from the monstrous. It felt almost like he was wishing he was the one that was able to go through with killing people too. Instead of scrolling through your social media news feed, this is a much better way to spend your spare time in my opinion. A short corridor led to the bathroom and bedroom, and it was cut off from the living room by a sliding door. Even the smattering of Jeffrey's childhood pictures serves as Lionel's vindication as to why this should not be blamed on his parenting.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.

So… maybe if the theory of evolution had not poisoned Jeff’s mind to the extent where he thought human life was cheap and worthless, he wouldn’t have killed all those men. Eventually, Dahmer learns to cope with the reality of his son's deeds and starts focusing on helping other parents prevent similar tragedies. REVIEW IS LONG AND INTENDED ONLY FOR THOSE WHO ARE DEEPLY INTERESTED IN READING THE BOOK, NOT FOR CASUALTIES. Jeffery Dahmer developed a drinking problem in high school, but his father seems oblivious to this and many other things. 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.A Father's Story is a memoir written by Lionel Dahmer, father of American serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. The book is simply, as the title states, a father's story, sort of Dahmer's way of working through and trying to understand how his son could possibly be capable of the horrible acts he committed.



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