My Friend Dahmer Movie Tie In Edition

My Friend Dahmer  Movie Tie In Edition
Author: Derf Backderf
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781683352037
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Release: 2017-10-03
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“A well-told, powerful story. Backderf is quite skilled in using comics to tell this tale of a truly weird and sinister 1970s adolescent world.â€? —R. Crumb NATIONAL BESTSELLER Named a BEST OF 2012 by Time, The Village Voice, A.V. Club, comiXology, Boing Boing, Publishers Weekly, MTV Geek, and more! “ASTOUNDING.â€? —Lev Grossman, Time You only think you know this story. In 1991, Jeffrey Dahmer—the most notorious serial killer since Jack the Ripper—seared himself into the American consciousness. To the public, Dahmer was a monster who committed unthinkable atrocities. To Derf Backderf, Dahmer was a much more complex figure: a high school friend with whom he had shared classrooms, hallways, and car rides. In My Friend Dahmer, a haunting and original graphic novel, writer-artist Backderf creates a surprisingly sympathetic portrait of a disturbed young man struggling against the morbid urges emanating from the deep recesses of his psyche—a shy kid, a teenage alcoholic, and a goofball who never quite fit in with his classmates. With profound insight, what emerges is a Jeffrey Dahmer that few ever really knew, and readers will never forget. This new paperback edition will coincide with the release of the movie adaptation of My Friend Dahmer and will include additional bonus content from the author archives.

My Friend Dahmer

My Friend Dahmer
Author: Derf Backderf
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781613123263
Available:
Release: 2012-03-05
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The bone-chilling graphic novel that inspired the major motion picture starring Ross Lynch as Jeffrey Dahmer. NATIONAL BESTSELLER 2013 ALA/YALSA Alex Award 2014 Revelation Award at Angoulême 2015 ALA/YALSA Alex Award (Excellence in Narrative Nonfiction) Named a BEST OF 2012 by Time, The Village Voice, A.V. Club, comiXology, Boing Boing, Publishers Weekly, MTV Geek, and more! You only think you know this story. In 1991, Jeffrey Dahmer—the most notorious serial killer since Jack the Ripper—seared himself into the American consciousness. To the public, Dahmer was a monster who committed unthinkable atrocities. To Derf Backderf, "Jeff" was a much more complex figure: a high school friend with whom he had shared classrooms, hallways, and car rides. In My Friend Dahmer, a haunting and original graphic novel, writer-artist Backderf creates a surprisingly sympathetic portrait of a disturbed young man struggling against the morbid urges emanating from the deep recesses of his psyche—a shy kid, a teenage alcoholic, and a goofball who never quite fit in with his classmates. With profound insight, what emerges is a Jeffrey Dahmer that few ever really knew, and one readers will never forget. Also available by Derf Backderf, Trashed. Find teaching guides for My Friend Dahmer and other titles at abramsbooks.com/resources.

My Friend Dahmer Movie Tie In Edition

My Friend Dahmer  Movie Tie In Edition
Author: Derf Backderf
Pages: 230
ISBN: 1419727559
Available:
Release: 2017-10-10
Editor: Harry N. Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

We all have that one friend from school -- the strange kid, the class freak, the guy whose antics amused, entertained, and maybe even alarmed us. The one who sticks in our heads even with the passing of the years. That classmate is invariably left behind when we graduate, vanishing into memory, filed away with our old yearbooks and other teenage mementos. But every now and then we wonder, whatever happened to that friend? For one man who grew up in a small town in Ohio, that questions was by every media outlet in the world on July 22, 1991, when Jeffrey Dahmer was arrested for the murder of seventeen young men and teenage boys. My Friend Dahmer is a graphic novel from political cartoonist Derf Backderf in which he tries to make sense of the future serial killer with whom he shared classrooms, hallways, and car rides.

Trashed

Trashed
Author: Derf Backderf
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781613128657
Available:
Release: 2015-11-03
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Every week we pile our garbage on the curb and it disappears—like magic! The reality is anything but, of course. Trashed, Derf Backderf’s follow-up to the critically acclaimed, award-winning international bestseller My Friend Dahmer, is an ode to the crap job of all crap jobs—garbage collector. Anyone who has ever been trapped in a soul-sucking gig will relate to this tale. Trashed follows the raucous escapades of three 20-something friends as they clean the streets of pile after pile of stinking garbage, while battling annoying small-town bureaucrats, bizarre townfolk, sweltering summer heat, and frigid winter storms. Trashed is fiction, but is inspired by Derf’s own experiences as a garbage­man. Interspersed are nonfiction pages that detail what our garbage is and where it goes. The answers will stun you. Hop on the garbage truck named Betty and ride along with Derf on a journey into the vast, secret world of garbage. Trashed is a hilarious, stomach-churning tale that will leave you laughing and wincing in disbelief.

My Friend Dahmer

My Friend Dahmer
Author: Derf Backderf
Pages: 224
ISBN: 1419702165
Available:
Release: 2012-03-01
Editor: Abrams ComicArts
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Includes eBook exclusive bonus material! You only think you know this story. In 1991, Jeffrey Dahmer, the most notorious serial killer since Jack the Ripper, seared himself into the American consciousness. To the public, Dahmer was a monster who committed unthinkable atrocities. To Derf Backderf, ôJeffö was a much more complex figure: a high school friend with whom he had shared classrooms, hallways, and car rides. In My Friend Dahmer, a haunting and original graphic novel, writer-artist Backderf creates a surprisingly sympathetic portrait of a disturbed young man struggling against the morbid urges emanating from the deep recesses of his psyche; a shy kid, a teenage alcoholic, and a goofball who never quite fit in with his classmates. With profound insight, what emerges is a Jeffrey Dahmer that few ever really knew, and one readers will never forget.

Punk Rock Trailer Parks

Punk Rock   Trailer Parks
Author: Derf
Pages: 144
ISBN: 1593621353
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Release: 2008
Editor: Slave Labor Graphics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Punk Rock & Trailer Parks conjures up the oppressive insanity of growing up in a small town, the day-to-day weirdness of the trailer parks tucked away therein, the magic allure of sex and the necessary comforts of friendship, the mystical power of the counter-culture to turn outcasts into heroes and, most of all, the transcendent power of music, specifically the punk rock of the late 1970's which redefined, transported, and ultimately, perhaps, disappointed a generation. Punk Rock & Trailer Parks touches on themes and emotions that are universal to any kid in America who knows that there MUST be something else out there other than this"--P. [4] of cover.

True Stories 1

True Stories  1
Author: Anonim
Pages: 52
ISBN: 9781934460993
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Release: 2014-10-29
Editor: Alternative Comics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Derf – creator of the graphic novels Trashed, Punk Rock & Trailer Parks and the international bestseller, My Friend Dahmer – presents the best of his True Stories from the long running The City comic strip, as seen in Best American Comics. It’s like Humans of New York, but somewhat stranger. Pressure… Pressure…

Jeffrey Dahmer

Jeffrey Dahmer
Author: Joel Norris
Pages: 293
ISBN: 1558176616
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Release: 1992
Editor: Pinnacle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The first full account of this heinous but fascinating criminal describes how Dahmer was transformed from a seemingly harmless young man into a savage killer who kidnapped, tortured, murdered, and cannibalized his victims. Reprint.

Kent State

Kent State
Author: Derf Backderf
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781683358619
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Release: 2020-09-08
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From Derf Backderf, the bestselling author of My Friend Dahmer, comes the tragic and unforgettable story of the Kent State shootings†‹ On May 4, 1970, the Ohio National Guard gunned down unarmed college students protesting the Vietnam War at Kent State University. In a deadly barrage of 67 shots, 4 students were killed and 9 shot and wounded. It was the day America turned guns on its own children—a shocking event burned into our national memory. A few days prior, 10-year-old Derf Backderf saw those same Guardsmen patrolling his nearby hometown, sent in by the governor to crush a trucker strike. Using the journalism skills he employed on My Friend Dahmer and Trashed, Backderf has conducted extensive interviews and research to explore the lives of these four young people and the events of those four days in May, when the country seemed on the brink of tearing apart. Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio, which will be published in time for the 50th anniversary of the tragedy, is a moving and troubling story about the bitter price of dissent—as relevant today as it was in 1970.

You Remind Me of Me

You Remind Me of Me
Author: Dan Chaon
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780345441409
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Release: 2005
Editor: Random House Digital, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A tale of the impact of circumstance and fate on identity follows the interconnected lives of a little boy who is attacked by his mother's dog, a pregnant teenager who admits herself to a maternity home, a young man who considers a drug-dealing career, and a child who disappears from his grandmother's backyard. By the author of Among the Missing. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.

Are You My Mother

Are You My Mother
Author: Alison Bechdel
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780547524368
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Release: 2012-05-01
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The New York Times–bestselling graphic memoir about Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home, becoming the artist her mother wanted to be. Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home was a pop culture and literary phenomenon. Now, a second thrilling tale of filial sleuthery, this time about her mother: voracious reader, music lover, passionate amateur actor. Also a woman, unhappily married to a closeted gay man, whose artistic aspirations simmered under the surface of Bechdel's childhood…and who stopped touching or kissing her daughter good night, forever, when she was seven. Poignantly, hilariously, Bechdel embarks on a quest for answers concerning the mother-daughter gulf. It's a richly layered search that leads readers from the fascinating life and work of the iconic twentieth-century psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott, to one explosively illuminating Dr. Seuss illustration, to Bechdel’s own (serially monogamous) adult love life. And, finally, back to Mother—to a truce, fragile and real-time, that will move and astonish all adult children of gifted mothers. A New York Times, USA Today, Time, Slate, and Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Year “As complicated, brainy, inventive and satisfying as the finest prose memoirs.”—New York Times Book Review “A work of the most humane kind of genius, bravely going right to the heart of things: why we are who we are. It's also incredibly funny. And visually stunning. And page-turningly addictive. And heartbreaking.”—Jonathan Safran Foer “Many of us are living out the unlived lives of our mothers. Alison Bechdel has written a graphic novel about this; sort of like a comic book by Virginia Woolf. You won't believe it until you read it—and you must!”—Gloria Steinem

Among the Missing

Among the Missing
Author: Dan Chaon
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780307481443
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Release: 2009-11-04
Editor: Ballantine Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this haunting, bracing new collection, Dan Chaon shares stories of men, women, and children who live far outside the American Dream, while wondering which decision, which path, or which accident brought them to this place. Chaon mines the psychological landscape of his characters to dazzling effect. Each story radiates with sharp humor, mystery, wonder, and startling compassion. Among the Missing lingers in the mind through its subtle grace and power of language.

Upgrade Soul

Upgrade Soul
Author: Ezra Claytan Daniels
Pages: 272
ISBN: 1549302922
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Release: 2018-09-18
Editor: Oni Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For their 45th anniversary, Hank and Molly Nonnar decide to undergo an experimental rejuvenation procedure, but their hopes for youth are dashed when the couple is faced with the results: severely disfigured yet intellectually and physically superior duplicates of themselves. Can the original Hank and Molly coexist in the same world as their clones? In Upgrade Soul, McDuffie Award–winning creator Ezra Claytan Daniels asks probing questions about what shapes our identity—Is it the capability of our minds or the physicality of our bodies? Is a newer, better version of yourself still you? This page-turning graphic novel follows the lives of Hank and Molly as they discover the harsh truth that only one version of themselves is fated to survive.

The Shrine of Jeffrey Dahmer

The Shrine of Jeffrey Dahmer
Author: Brian Masters
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781529338935
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Release: 2020-06-25
Editor: Hodder & Stoughton
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

________________________________________ AN UNSPEAKABLE CRIME When he was arrested in July 1991, Jeffrey Dahmer had a severed head in the refrigerator, two more in the freezer, two skulls and a skeleton in a filing cabinet. A DEPRIVED ACT But if anything could be more disturbing than the brute horror of this scene, it was the evidence that Dahmer had been using these human remains not only for sexual gratification, but as part of a dark ritual of his own devising -- to furnish a shrine to himself. A KILLER, BEYOND OUR UNDERSTANDING ________________________________________ The Shrine of Jeffrey Dahmer offers a chilling insight into the mind of a serial killer and reveals the horrors within. Perfect for fans of Making a Murderer, Mindhunter and The Ted Bundy Tapes, this is a gripping and gruesome read that delves into the mind of a murder and what possesses someone to kill. PRAISE FOR THE SHRINE OF JEFFREY DAHMER: 'Irresistible. . . . It's subject is terrible and repellent. But the study itself is enlightening' Independent 'Unputdownable' Patricia Highsmith 'The persuasive account of a young man spiraling into unspeakable insanity . . . fascinating' Daily Telegraph

Stitches

Stitches
Author: David Small
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780771081156
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Release: 2012-07-17
Editor: McClelland & Stewart
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Publishers Weekly Top Ten Best Book of the Year An Amazon.com Top Ten Best Book of 2009 A Washington Post Book World’s Ten Best Book of the Year A California Literary Review Best Book of 2009 An L.A. Times Top 25 Non-Fiction Book of 2009 An NPR Best Book of the Year, Best Memoir With this stunning graphic memoir, David Small takes readers on an unforgettable journey into the dark heart of his tumultuous childhood in 1950s Detroit, in a coming-of-age tale like no other. At the age of fourteen, David awoke from a supposedly harmless operation to discover his throat had been slashed and one of his vocal chords removed, leaving him a virtual mute. No one had told him that he had cancer and was expected to die. The resulting silence was in keeping with the atmosphere of secrecy and repressed frustration that pervaded the Small household and revealed itself in the slamming of cupboard doors, the thumping of a punching bag, the beating of a drum. Believing that they were doing their best, David’s parents did just the reverse. David’s mother held the family emotionally hostage with her furious withdrawals, even as she kept her emotions hidden — including from herself. His father, rarely present, was a radiologist, and although David grew up looking at X-rays and drawing on X-ray paper, it would be years before he discovered the shocking consequences of his father’s faith in science. A work of great bravery and humanity, Stitches is a gripping and ultimately redemptive story of a man’s struggle to understand the past and reclaim his voice.

A Treasury of Victorian Murder

A Treasury of Victorian Murder
Author: Rick Geary
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9781561633098
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Release: 2002
Editor: NBM
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Provides a collection of comic strip versions of murders in Great Britain during the Victorian era.

Jeffrey Dahmer Milwaukee Monster

Jeffrey Dahmer  Milwaukee Monster
Author: Roger Harrington
Pages: 106
ISBN: 1980663742
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Release: 2018-03-26
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Jeffrey Dahmer Milwaukee Monster: The Shocking True Story of Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer Known as the Milwaukee Monster and the Milwaukee Cannibal, Jeffrey Dahmer was one of the most well-known and prolific serial killers in history. Dahmer terrorized the Wisconsin city for thirteen years murdering seventeen known victims from 1978 until his capture in 1991. The name Jeffrey Dahmer is synonymous with the phrase serial killer and stands out due to his victim profile, M.O., and the excessively violent and bloody nature of his crimes. The homosexual Dahmer was different in the sense that all of his victims were men compared to the vast majority of male serial killers who tend to be heterosexual with female victims. This book charts the story of these brutal murders, and of a serial killer who personifies pure evil.

Summer Crossing

Summer Crossing
Author: Truman Capote
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780307822789
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Release: 2012-05-23
Editor: Modern Library
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Witness the coming together of Truman Capote’s voice, the electric-into-neon blaze that is surely one of the premier styles of postwar American literature.”—The Washington Post Book World “A great breezy read . . . with Capote’s trademark wit, but also with genuine youthful awe at the exhilaration of late-forties New York.”—New York A lost treasure only recently found, Truman Capote’s Summer Crossing is a precocious, confident first novel from one of the twentieth century’s greatest writers. Set in New York just after World War II, the story follows a young carefree socialite, Grady McNeil, whose parents leave her alone in their Fifth Avenue penthouse for the summer. Left to her own devices, Grady turns up the heat on the secret affair she’s been having with a Brooklyn-born Jewish war veteran who works as a parking lot attendant. As the season passes, the romance turns more serious and morally ambiguous, and Grady must eventually make a series of decisions that will forever affect her life and the lives of everyone around her.

The Visible Man

The Visible Man
Author: Chuck Klosterman
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781439184479
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Release: 2012-06-05
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Treating a delusional scientist who has been using cloaking technology from an aborted government project to render himself nearly invisible, Austin therapist Victoria Vick listens to his accounts of spying on the private lives of others, a situation with which Victoria becomes obsessed to the point that it threatens her career and marriage. 125,000 first printing.

The Dahmer Book

The Dahmer Book
Author: Steven David Lampley
Pages: 246
ISBN: 1720033315
Available:
Release: 2018-09-16
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Jeffrey - Jeff to his friends and family - was different from most serial killers.​The Dahmer Book tells the details about what Jeff was like and provides information most may have never read before.​The Dahmer Book includes portions of the Official FBI Case File on Jeff and portions of Jeff's official confession to police detectives and Steven provides detailed maps of the important locations of events.