My Friend Dahmer claims that he was just that- a friend of Jeffery Dahmer when he was in high school.
Now I liked this book a lot. But I didn't give it 5 stars because something was niggling at me. It seems like the author really wasn't much of a friend of Dahmer. He wasn't a very good friend, anyway. He excuses himself a lot, saying, "We were just kids!" But kids do some really great and brave things. They do and they can. But these "friends" of Dahmer didn't.
So yes, I recommend this book, but I hope it will be a lesson to kids, adults, whomever, that if you have a friend in trouble, you have to do what you have to do to get help. Not make excuses later.
What's Going On Here?
There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.