Regardless of culture or social class, it's happening everywhere; online, in schools, clubs and societies. It happened to me, Moll. This is my true story, a harrowing account of my stolen youth, and my journey to take it back.
Author: Moll French
"Monsters do exist, though many parents can't see them. I knew one called Bernie. He groomed me and led me away from home." It's been all over the news lately. Teenagers running away from home. Groomed and snatched from the nest by predators, before they get chance to spread their wings. Regardless of culture or social class, it's happening everywhere; online, in schools, clubs and societies. It happened to me, Moll. This is my true story, a harrowing account of my stolen youth, and my journey to take it back. A story of the ones who overlooked my situation, and a story dedicated to those who made a difference to my life. I lived in that squalid mobile home for two and a half years with my abuser. I even married him because I felt I had no way out. From the mind games of my father, to the open arms of Bernie, I was stuck between a rock and a hard place. I was helpless for a short time, but never hopeless.
A compilation of Charles Bukowski's underground articles from his column "Notes of a Dirty Old Man" appears here in book form. Bukowski's reasoning for self-describing himself as a 'dirty old man' rings true in this book.
Author: Charles Bukowski
Publisher: City Lights Publishers
A compilation of Charles Bukowski's underground articles from his column "Notes of a Dirty Old Man" appears here in book form. Bukowski's reasoning for self-describing himself as a 'dirty old man' rings true in this book. "People come to my door—too many of them really—and knock to tell me Notes of a Dirty Old Man turns them on. A bum off the road brings in a gypsy and his wife and we talk . . . . drink half the night. A long distance operator from Newburgh, N.Y. sends me money. She wants me to give up drinking beer and to eat well. I hear from a madman who calls himself 'King Arthur' and lives on Vine Street in Hollywood and wants to help me write my column. A doctor comes to my door: 'I read your column and think I can help you. I used to be a psychiatrist.' I send him away . . ." "Bukowski writes like a latter-day Celine, a wise fool talking straight from the gut about the futility and beauty of life . . ." —Publishers Weekly "These disjointed stories gives us a glimpse into the brilliant and highly disturbed mind of a man who will drink anything, hump anything and say anything without the slightest tinge of embarassment, shame or remorse. It's actually pretty hard not to like the guy after reading a few of these semi-ranting short stories." —Greg Davidson, curiculummag.com Charles Bukowski was born in Andernach, Germany on August 16, 1920, the only child of an American soldier and a German mother. Bukowski published his first story when he was twenty-four and began writing poetry at the age of thirty-five. His first book of poetry was published in 1959; he went on to publish more than forty-five books of poetry and prose, including Pulp (Black Sparrow, 1994), Screams from the Balcony: Selected Letters 1960-1970 (1993), and The Last Night of the Earth Poems (1992). Other Bukowski books published by City Lights Publishers include More Notes of a Dirty Old Man, The Most Beautiful Woman in Town, Tales of Ordinary Madness, Portions from a Wine-Stained Notebook, and Absence of the Hero. He died of leukemia in San Pedro on March 9, 1994.
I'm inclined to call it Gravedigger's Christmas after the first true story in the collection... or I may go with A Warning About Illicit Kissing On ...
Author: John Cowart
Publisher: Bluefish Books
A Dirty Old Man Goes Bad, by John Cowart, records the humor and happiness of a frustrated writer. John's daily blog, Rabid Fun, bears the caption, A befuddled ordinary Christian looks for spiritual realities in day to day living. Sounds like a downer. Yet, over 104,000 readers from 102 countries visited his website in 2005. A Dirty Old Man Goes Bad reveals John's happy joys as well as his struggles with temptation over bitterness, resentment, pornography, Microsoft, depression, laziness, Google, Blogger, pettiness, sloth, Krispy Kreme Donuts, and anger. All in all, this is a real-time love story told day by day by a man who loves reality.
She offered us 40 acres plus a plantation house if we published her True Story Magazine style book under our Loujon Press imprint.
Author: Charles Bukowski
Publisher: City Lights Books
This collection gathers previously uncollected entries from the author's autobiographical column.
He was just a dirty old sod and I wasn't traumatised by it. ... might run into some horrible nonce who's not as much of a pushover as that dirty old man.
Author: Jim Davidson
Publisher: Kings Road Publishing
On 2 January 2013, just a day before Jim Davidson was due to enter the Celebrity Big Brother house, he found himself behind far more serious locked doors when he was arrested by the Yewtree detectives over alleged sex offences. Twelve months later, the public voted to crown Jim Davidson as the winner of the latest series of Celebrity Big Brother. Finally, with all charges dropped and no further action being taken - and with the public offering him their staunch support - Jim can finally look back on his year from hell. Facing a series of damaging false allegations, Jim was forced to fight, not just for his reputation and his career, but for his freedom too. Mounting legal costs and a deepening sense of injustice saw Jim sink to the lowest point of his career as the Yewtree investigation threatened to ruin him both financially and emotionally. Finally, after months of pain came the words he and his supporters had been waiting to hear: 'No Further Action'. Now, with the public's approval, Jim reflects on this painful period with the regular dose of wit and humour that have made him so successful.Searingly honest, No Further Action pays tribute to those who stood by him and takes a wry look at what life is like under investigation in the public eye.
Regan had told the woman in the shop that he wanted something that would not show stains as his father was 'a dirty old man'. Surely Regan wasn't describing ...
Author: Belinda Brewin
Publisher: Metro Publishing
Belinda Brewin has experienced more in her life than most people ever will. Never far away from trouble, she recently made the headlines when, having started a new job, her boss and his family were murdered and, in a sickening twist of fate, the prime suspect turned out to be the man who claimed to be in love with her. Even more disturbingly, it transpired that the bodies of the victims had been temporarily buried in her back garden.By the time the book is published, Belinda will have given evidence as a key witness at the trial. Her colourful life has also included being best friend and confidante to Paula Yates, being arrested with a car boot full of cocaine and subsequently being exonerated at her trial. This is a breath-taking and scandalous read.
Myers says, launching into the story of how a German mortar shell killed the ... It won't be a dramatic sight, just a stooped, smiling old man with strong ...
Author: Christopher Goffard
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A collection of newspaper stories by award-winning Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard—including “Dirty John,” the basis for the hit podcast and the upcoming Bravo scripted series starring Connie Britton and Eric Bana. Since its release in fall 2017, the “Dirty John” podcast—about a conman who terrorizes a Southern California family—has been downloaded more than 20 million times, and will soon premiere as a scripted drama on Bravo starring Connie Britton and Eric Bana. The story, which also ran as a print series in the Los Angeles Times, wasn’t unfamiliar terrain to its writer, Christopher Goffard. Over two decades at newspapers from Florida to California, Goffard has reported probingly on the shadowy, unseen corners of society. This book gathers together for the first time “Dirty John” and the rest of his very best work. “The $40 Lawyer” provides an inside account of a young public defender’s rookie year in the legal trenches. “Framed” offers an unblinking chronicle of suburban mayhem (and is currently being developed by Netflix as a film starring Julia Roberts). A man wrongly imprisoned for rape, train-riding runaways in love, a Syrian mother forced to leave her children in order to save them, a boy who grows up to become a cop as a way of honoring his murdered sister, another boy who struggles with the knowledge that his father is on death row: these stories reveal the complexities of human nature, showing people at both their most courageous and their most flawed. Goffard shared in the Los Angeles Times’ Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2011 and has twice been a Pulitzer finalist for feature writing. This collection—a must-read for fans of both true-crime and first-rate narrative nonfiction—underscores his reputation as one of today’s most original journalistic voices.
DERANGED The Shocking True Story of America's Most Fiendish Killer! ”This biography of the ultimate dirty old man, Albert Fish . . . pedophile, sadist, ...
Author: Harold Schechter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The truth behind the twisted crimes that inspired the films Psycho, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and The Silence of the Lambs... From “America’s principal chronicler of its greatest psychopathic killers” (The Boston Book Review) comes the definitive account of Ed Gein, a mild-mannered Wisconsin farmhand who stunned an unsuspecting nation—and redefined the meaning of the word “psycho.” The year was 1957. The place was an ordinary farmhouse in America’s heartland, filled with extraordinary evidence of unthinkable depravity. The man behind the massacre was a slight, unassuming Midwesterner with a strange smile—and even stranger attachment to his domineering mother. After her death and a failed attempt to dig up his mother’s body from the local cemetery, Gein turned to other grave robberies and, ultimately, multiple murders. Driven to commit gruesome and bizarre acts beyond all imagining, Ed Gein remains one of the most deranged minds in the annals of American homicide. This is his story—recounted in fascinating and chilling detail by Harold Schechter, one of the most acclaimed true-crime storytellers of our time.
“You dirty old man,” I said and was shaking with anger and my cheeks were red with embarrassment. The people at the bus stop were laughing.
Author: Miriam Moriarty Owens
My story is one of survival, and a true depiction of how from the age of 18 months was physically emotionally and mentally abused. From early childhood right up until my early 40s my siblings, the courts in Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland sentenced my sisters (Joan and Grace) and myself, to spend 14 years in Pembroke Alms Industrial School where we were placed in the care of the Sisters of Mercy. Little did the courts know that they were sentencing us to 14 years of sheer and utter hell. The abuse in Pembroke Alms began, when a nun named Sister Enda arrived and became the principal. Lacking any sort of sympathy towards children, she meted out severe and cruel punishments to children of all ages. During our incarceration in Pembroke Alms, the only mother figure I had was my sister Joan, and it was from there that our close bond grew and we became very attached to each other. In 1959, my mother suffered from TB and I was left in the care of my father and grandmother. Due to the ISPCC deeming my father an unfit parent to look after me and my siblings he gave us away -- From an interview with the author.
DERANGED The Shocking True Story of America's Most Fiendish Killer “This biography of the ultimate dirty old man, Albert Fish ... [is] as horrifying as any ...
Author: Harold Schechter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
LURED FROM THE SAFETY OF HOME -- INTO THE JAWS OF HELL "America's principal chronicler of its greatest psychopathic killers" (The Boston Book Review), Harold Schechter shatters the myth that violent crime is a modern phenomenon -- with this seamless true account of unvarnished horror from the early twentieth century. Journey inside the demented mind of Albert Fish -- pedophile, sadist, and cannibal killer -- and discover that bloodlust knows no time or place.... On a warm spring day in 1928, a kindly, white-haired man appeared at the Budd family home in New York City, and soon persuaded Mr. and Mrs. Budd to let him take their adorable little girl, Grace, on an outing. The Budds never guessed that they had entrusted their child to a monster. After a relentless six-year search and nationwide press coverage, the mystery of Grace Budd's disappearance was solved -- and a crime of unparalleled gore and revulsion was revealed to a stunned American public. What Albert Fish did to Grace Budd, and perhaps fifteen other young children, caused experts to pronounce him the most deranged human being they had ever seen.
It was a Wiener dog!” “You're just making all this up! You're just a dirty old man!” Mandy berated him. “It's a true story! I swear to you!
Author: Ruth Riddle
She was a misfit, but her parents loved her more than life itself. Could the physical tie between parents and children last beyond the grave?She was always getting herself into trouble. She was lucky to have her guardian angel watching over her. But she was shocked when she discovered who her angel was. It just couldn't be possible.When she fell into a coma did she just lay there trapped and unaware? Or was she capable of willing her spirit to visit friends and loved ones? Could she travel to another space in time and live another existence outside of her listless body?Demented Angels is a haunting novel of demons and angels plus many other spirits of the dark. It is not a bedtime story. It keeps your mind busy from beginning to end. A real page turner unlike anything you have ever read before.
Now, don't let your mind go to the gutter, I am not some dirty old man that was seeking a younger woman, it just happened that way and it never was an issue ...
Author: Ron Searcy
Mr. Searcy feels that anyone can acomplish what he did and obtain wealth. This book is about a man kids made fun of because he didnt do good in school but, without doing anything immoral or, illegal, showed if one has the desire and is willing to pay the price, almost anyone can do what he did, all without a college degree.
The only thing of note that happened that day was that, as I was striding out happily on my way to my supposed meeting with Paul, a dirty old man approached ...
Author: Ellen Jameson
Publisher: Kings Road Publishing
Ellen Jameson is the widow of legendary journalist and television broadcaster, Derek Jameson. But she is much more besides. Garnering acclaim as a Fleet Street journalist, a BBC broadcaster, author, actress and theatre producer, Ellen bestrode the British media business with her husband for years.Mixing with celebrity strata from princes to Prime Ministers, Ellen has graced prime-time television and various national publications, as well as co-hosting a hugely successful national radio show with Derek. From delivering herself to the Beatles in a giant parcel as a teenager to her star-studded wedding to Derek in Arundel Cathedral, there are happy memories galore. But life has not always been so kind to Ellen.Growing up with the burden of a dysfunctional family of heavy drinkers, it wouldn't be long before Ellen succumbed to demons of her own. A hell of drugs, sex and suicidal compulsion threatened to engulf her, but in a testament to the human endurance she fought through to recovery and the beckon of a brighter life.In Making God Laugh, Ellen tells her story with great verve and charm, laying bare the shocking and the scandalous in her glittering career. But the beating heart of this deeply moving book is how Derek Jameson loved his flagging bride back from desperate alcoholism and into life. This is the inspirational story of Ellen Jameson, her love for a husband and her steadfast belief that we are all here on earth just making God laugh.
Based on a True Story Larry Leichter. had she heard that line, been told that line by so many dirty old men, stodgy ivy leaguers who let it all down when ...
Author: Larry Leichter
Roy Lawrence, a young African-American physician, is on trial at his hospital for practicing bad medicine. During the trial, Roy's accuser, chief of staff Donald Horsmann, is violently killed after leaving his mistress' apartment. As the only suspect, Roy is immediately arrested and put on trial, where a vicious prosecutor and the judge want nothing more than to see him fry. Barry Goodman, a Boston attorney and Roy's former Harvard roommate, takes up Roy's cause and tries to prove his innocence. Meanwhile, Courtney Williams, the daughter of a patient killed during surgery by Horsmann, has reason to believe her brother, Jamal, was the hired killer. Together Courtney and Barry attempt to discover the identity of the mastermind. Unfortunately the trap they set goes awry and leaves Courtney nearly fatally wounded in the hospiutal ICU. Courtney is the only one who can clear Roy, yet she is unconscious and unguarded in the ICU, at the mercy of the real killer while Roy is trapped in prison.
Her mother lived in a run-down dirty old trailer in a dusty cluster of many other run-down ... And an old man who was so fat, he could barely walk straight.
Author: Oliver Markus Malloy
Special Anniversary Omnibus: Get all three books for the price of one! --- Part 1: Going to New York --- A true crime romance that's even more twisted than Tiger King. In this darkly funny coming-of-age novel based on true events, Oliver, a hacker living in Germany, meets Donna online. She's an American girl living in New York. After chatting and talking on the phone for months, he finally decides to surprise her with a visit. But he soon finds out that things are not what they appeared to be, and that this visit will change his life forever. --- Part 2: The Heroin Scene in Fort Myers --- A shocking glimpse into the crazy lives of drug addicted prostitutes. You'll never look at heroin addicts the same way again. Oliver moves from New York to Florida. Battling with depression, he gets sucked into the seedy underworld of Fort Myers, where he encounters a number of female drug addicts. He empathizes with them because of his own traumatic past. Oliver feels compelled to try to help them escape the addict lifestyle, but learns the hard way that he is in way over his head. --- Part 3: Finding Happiness in Los Angeles --- If you're a fan of John Oliver, Bill Maher, Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah or Seth Meyers, you'll love this book. After writing a book about his bizarre adventures in America's underbelly, Oliver finally finds love among his readers on Goodreads.
“Thirty-two, and you're just a jealous, dirty old man!” 'True, and you're still a lucky son of a bitch!” We made two more stops before we left the city.
Author: Eliot S. Hermon
Alain Edmund Hurin, a kid from Brooklyn blessed with a fine education and an avid reader of science fiction as well as historic novels, enlists first in the National Guard and then in the US Army. Through World War II and Korea, he earned promotions and decorations, while before, between, and after active duty in college, he earned degrees in history and languages. The history degrees lead to a life in academia, and the science fiction leads to a visit to the court of Charlemagne and the acquisition of a bride.
... 115, 117, 139, 142 “My Worst Rejection Slip” 164 Notes of a Dirty Old Man 35, 136, ... 132 “True Story” 133, 135 The Way the Dead Love 127, 135–6, 157, ...
Author: A. Debritto
This critical study of the literary magazines, underground newspapers, and small press publications that had an impact on Charles Bukowski's early career, draws on archives, privately held unpublished Bukowski work, and interviews to shed new light on the ways in which Bukowski became an icon in the alternative literary scene in the 1960s.