The Prison Journals of "Son of Sam" Serial Killer

Sheila · 03/18/08 11:26AM

Ew: David Berkowitz, the jailed "Son of Sam" serial killer who stalked New York women in the late 70s, has written a book: Son of Hope—The Prison Journals of David Berkowitz, Volume 1. He's a Christian now! Village Voice columnist Michael Musto begs us not to buy it: "I can still vividly remember being a teen harlot when Berkowitz was killing people left and right in my native Brooklyn, and having to race home from the subway after a night at Studio 54, terrified that he'd put an end to my partying." Know who also has a new book out? Jimmy Breslin (The Good Rat), badass Pulitzer-winning reporter who was at the Daily News when he received a weirdo handwritten letter from Berkowitz: "Hello from the gutters of N.Y.C. which are filled with dog manure, vomit, stale wine, urine and blood..." An excerpt of Berkowitz's book follows, which refers to something called "the Force."

abalk · 08/21/07 08:20AM

Serial killer David "Son of Sam" Berkowitz used to correspond with Jimmy Breslin at the Daily News; now he's reduced to sending missives to A.M. New York. Sure, the guy's a psychopath who murdered six people, but you've got to feel a little sympathy for him: A.M. New York? Really? [AMNY]