This book was a huge disappointment for me. Whatever this boneheaded, narcissistic youth was trying to prove is beyond me or any of his family or friends. He basically committed suicide. The author tried his best to make sense of it all but the end result read like a 20/20 special on TV...trying to make sense of a senseless act. The subject matter is so limited and speculative that reading the original 1992 article in the magazine would save one a lot of reading time. Some may like this book but I sure did not!