Women Out of Control by Linda G. Stunell
Continuing with the true crime genre, here was another book I picked up at a book sale this past summer. It recounts the sordid tales of five women convicted of sex crimes, including media darlings Lorena Bobbitt and Mary Kay Letourneau.
Written by a “certified clinical hypnotherapist and sex counselor,” this book seemed to have a hard time deciding whether to be a true crime account, a guide to female sexuality or a commentary on the media and society. It was also unclear at times whether the author was defending the women or condemning them; frequently she seemed to do both.
My favorite take-away: When Lorena Bobbitt threw her husband’s severed penis out the window of her car, it landed in front of the Patty-Kake Day Care Center.
I could run with this, but I will refrain.