Aftermath: Personal stories
The following books are stories or memoirs written by or about those who have lived through experiences with individuals they either believe to be or who have been diagnosed psychopathic.
One or more members of Aftermath have read each of these and feel that there is something valuable in these stories. We are not endorsing these books, but rather, indicating that they may prove interesting or helpful in the recovery process.
Transforming Darkness To Light, for Giving, Travis F. Vining, Bella Rosa Books, 2011, 216 pp. (ISBN-13: 978-1933523477)This is a true story about a father and his son. It is about a journey through hell that led to heaven. It is about faith, miracles, courage, forgiveness and overcoming tragedy. It is about the freedom that can always be found in our darkest moments.
Evil Eyes: A Daughter’s Memoir, Cherylann Thomas, Xlibris Corporation, 2011, 302 pp. (ISBN-13: 978-1465335937)“This book is a must read for anyone with psychopathy in the family and for professionals who work with psychopathic individuals, victims and family members. As an expert in psychopathy and the family, I can attest to the importance of this work.” – Liane J. Leedom, M.D
The Butterfly Garden: Surviving Childhood on the Run with One of America’s Most Wanted/em>, Chip St. Clair, HCI; First Edition edition, 2008, 304 pp. (ISBN-13: 978-0757306952)With chilling detail and a riveting, lyrical narrative, The Butterfly Garden reveals St. Clair’s struggle to piece together his haunted past before it consumes him and shares his inspiring metamorphosis from victim to victim’s advocate.
Shattered Silence: The Untold Story of a Serial Killer’s Daughter, Melissa G. Moore (Author) , M. Bridget Cook (Author), Cedar Fort, Inc, 2009, 250 pp. (ISBN-13: 978-1599552385)Shattered Silence is an astonishing, true narrative of personal and spiritual transformation. From her secret life as “the daughter of The Happy Face Serial Murderer” to a woman that bared her soul and inspired millions, Melissa leads the reader on the vulnerable, compelling, and sometimes very raw journey of what it took to shatter the silence, and claim her own life.
Students, Researchers and Clinicians:
The Psychopath: Theory, Research, and Practice
Edited by Hugues Herve, Ph.D., and John C. Yuille, Ph.D., R. Psych., Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., Mahwah, NJ, 2007, 578 pp.
The Psychopath: Emotion and the Brain
by James Blair Ph.D., Derek Mitchell, Ph.D., and Karina Blair, Ph.D., Blackwell Publishing, Malden (MA), Oxford, Carlton (AUS), 2005.
Unmasking the Psychopath: Antisocial Personality and Related Syndromes (1986) Edited by William H. Reid, Ph.D., Darwin Dorr, Ph.D., John I. Walker, Ph.D., and Jack W. Bonner III, Ph.D., W. W. Norton & Company, New York, London, 1986.
The Clinical and Forensic Assessment of Psychopathy: A Practitioner’s Guide (Personality and Clinical Psychology Series)
Edited by Carl B. Gacono, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Mahwah (NJ), London, 2000.
Psychopathy: Antisocial, Criminal, and Violent Behavior
Edited by: Theodore Millon, Erik Simonsen, Morten Birket-Smith, Roger D. Davis, The Guilford Press, New York, 1998.
The Antisocial Personalities
by David T. Lykken, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc., New Jersey, 1995, 259 pp. (ISBN 0-8058-1974-6)
Handbook of Psychopathy
(Hardcover), Christopher J. Patrick Ph.D. (Editor), The Guilford Press, 2005, 639 pp. (ISBN 1-59385-212-6)
Criminal Justice Professionals:
Games Criminals Play: How You Can Profit by Knowing Them
by Bud Allen and Diana Bosta, Rae John Publishers, 1981 (ISBN-13: 9780960522606)
Game over: Strategies for Redirecting Inmate Deception Bill Elliott Ph.D. and Vicki Verdeyen Ph.D., American Correctional Association, 2002.
Seductions of Crime
Jack Katz, Ph.D., New York: Basic Books, 1990.
Biographies and Fiction:
The Match King: Ivar Kreuger, The Financial Genius Behind a Century of Wall Street Scandals
Frank Partnoy, PublicAffairs 266 pp., April 2009 (ISBN 9781586487430) From the book jacket: “The Match King is a skillfully told tale of the romance and the corruption involved in attempting to be on top of the world. How did Kreuger enlist the loyalty of the people essential to him? Yes, some he bought, but most—he beguilded.”
—Robert A.G. Monks, author of Corpocracy and The New Global Investors
Duke of Deception: Memories of My Father
Geoffrey Wolff, Vintage Books USA 304 pp., 1979 (ISB0-679-72752-3)
From the book jacket: “Duke Wolff was a flawless specimen of the American clubman—a product of Yale and the OSS, a one-time fighter pilot turned aviation engineer. Duke Wolff was a failure who flunked out of a series of undistinguished schools, was ‘passed up for military service, and supported himself with desperately improvised scams, exploiting employers, wives, and, finally, his own son.
The Stranger Beside Me (Ted Bundy – His Shocking True Story) : The Book on Two Cassettes
Ann Rule, W.W. Norton & Company USA
From the book jacket: “The most fascinating killer in modern American history. . . . Ann Rule has an extraordinary angle that makes The Stranger Beside Me as dramatic and chilling as a bedroom window shattering at midnight.”
—Thomas Thompson, New York Times
Heart Full of Lies: A True Story of Desire and Death Ann Rule, Mass Market Paperback, 480 pp., September 2004 (ISBN 9780743410137)
From the book jacket: “A convincing portrait of a meticulous criminal mind.”
—The Washington Post