Aileen Wuornos made headlines for killing 7 men. The “hitchhiking hooker” and “first female serial killer” said she killed in self-defense.

She received the death sentence. But in Florida, Aileen was working with completely different sentences – the kinds with nouns and verbs, written to her best friend, Dawn Botkins.

Aileen’s writings to Dawn are an autobiography in letters of a woman who was both wound and weapon. Scammed and swindled, abused and assaulted, Aileen writes her beating, bloody heart out to Dawn.

Dear Dawn lets Aileen – finally – have her “day in court.” In print.

 Edited by Lisa Kester and Daphne Gottlieb, Forward by Phyllis Chesler.

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