The list author says: "If it's horrible, printed and something I found worth reading I'll put it here. Fiction, Non Fiction, amusing and dark, pay attention a few of them are pretty intense. I promise that I have read each and everyone these and enjoyed them thoroughly...though sometimes not without a measure of emotional distress or nausea.
"A coffee table style book of vintage newpapers detailing classic crimes. These are authentic reproductions of the original papers so they don't necessarily represent current knowledge of the crimes but they can offer a tone and context hard to find other places. An ill considered ad for ribs was placed next to an article on Dahmer."
"In the early 20th century, a 50 ft tank of molasses collapsed in a poor section of Boston. The resulting destruction destroyed buildings as well as injuring and killing people that could not escape the sweet death trap. Between the flagrant negligence of the tanks owners and recent anarchist bombings the cause was hotly debated."
"A darkly human look at 1960's Los Angeles. A young woman wastes away, unable to connect to her husband or protect her daughter, she spends her days driving herself numb and pretending that she isn't shopping for one at the grocery store."
"This was based on journals the author kept when, as a pschology student, he took a job as a guard at Bridgewater, a Prison for the mentally insane. This is of course all about the abuse of prisoners. Definately a hard read emtionally, but it's worth it if you can find a copy."
"The brutal biography of Frances Farmer, the young actress who was committed to a public mental institution. It's interesting and informative, but it's accuracy has been discredited. It's still pretty horrible though."
"No, really, there's more disturbing stuff here than in the rest combined. Lots of incest, violence and sex. Plus, the god who made everybody and says he loves them and then kills everybody. It's pretty schizophrenic."