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“JOHNNY AND ME” A BOOK REVIEW BY MANIAC NANNY WITH RARE PHOTOGRAPHS

JOHN WAYNE GACY BY MANIAC NANNY
“JOHN WAYNE GACY” ORIGINAL ARTWORK BY MANIAC NANNY

“JOHNNY AND ME” IS A BOOK WRITTEN BY BARRY BOSCHELLI.  THIS IS THE CHILDHOOD TALE OF THE BEST FRIEND OF THE JOHN WAYNE GACY. THIS IS A SPELLBINDING AND BRILLIANT BOOK. JOHN WAYNE GACY WAS A SERIAL KILLER ACTIVE BETWEEN 1972 AND 1978  NEAR NORWOOD PARK ILLINOIS. THE BOOK “JOHNNY AND ME” GIVES A VIVID ACCOUNT OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BARRY BOSCHELLI AND HIS BEST FRIEND, JOHNNY GACY AS THEY WERE LIVING OUT THEIR AMERICAN DREAM IN 1950’S CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. MR. BOSCHELLI TRANSPORTS THE READER INTO THE ERA AND LEADS THEM BY THE HAND THROUGH THE ADVENTURES AND MISADVENTURES OF THE BOYS AS THEY EXPLORE THEIR ENVIRONMENT, SUFFER THE RAGINGS OF THEIR ABUSIVE AND ALCOHOLIC FATHERS, AND EXPLORE THEIR HOPES AND DREAMS FOR THE FUTURE IN MID WESTERN AMERICA . THIS BOOK IS THRILLING AND ENGAGING FROM BEGINNING TO END AND PROVIDES DEEP INSIGHT INTO THE BURGEONING MIND OF JOHN WAYNE GACY AND HELPS TO EXPLAIN – PERHAPS –  WHY THE FUTURE EVENTS OF HIS LIFE UNFOLDED AS THEY DID. (PLEASE STAY TUNED I AM STILL WORKING ON THIS)

JOHNNY AND ME BY BARRY BOSCHELLI
JOHNNY AND ME BY BARRY BOSCHELLI

 

BARRY BOSCHELLI AND JOHNNY GACY
BARRY BOSCHELLI (FAR RIGHT) AND JOHNNY GACY (SECOND FROM RIGHT)

BARRY BOSCHELLI WEAVES A MAGICAL TALE. HE STARTS WITH A BACKGROUND DETAILING HIS HISTORY AND THAT OF HIS FAMILY GIVING THE READER A VIVID GLIMPSE INTO THE DAY TO DAY LIFE OF A CHILD IN 1950’S AMERICA. THE READER IS TRANSPORTED AS IF IN A TIME MACHINE AND EXPERIENCES FIRST HAND THE SIGHTS,  SOUNDS, SMELLS, TASTES AND SOMATIC SENSATIONS  AS IF IN REAL TIME AND 4 DIMENSIONS.  

JOHN WAYNE GACY EARLY AND RARE PICS
JOHN WAYNE GACY EARLY AND RARE PICS
JOHN WAYNE GACY FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS
JOHN WAYNE GACY FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS

 

JOHNNY GACY IN THE BOY SCOUTS
JOHNNY GACY IN THE BOY SCOUTS
JOHNNY GACY AS A CHILD
JOHNNY GACY AS A CHILD

BARRY BOSCHELLI BRINGS HIS CHARACTERS TO LIFE THROUGHOUT THE BOOK AND DRAWS THE READER IN HOLDING THEIR INTEREST. CAREFUL AND INTRICATE DETAIL IS GIVEN TO SCENERY SUCH AS THE INTERIORS OF THE HOME OF THE GACY FAMILY, THE COLORS AND TEXTURES USED IN THEIR FURNISHINGS AND HOW WELL KEPT THE CHILDREN’S ROOMS WERE REQUIRED TO BE. BARRY DETAILS THEIR CHILDHOOD ADVENTURES SUCH AS BUILDING A FOR – PROFIT ROLLER COASTER IN THEIR BACKYARD AND BUILDING A FORT. THE AUTHOR ALSO DETAILS INCIDENTS THAT LIKELY PLAYED A MAJOR ROLE IN THE SOMATIC AS WELL AS PSYCHOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT OF YOUNG JOHNNY GACY. ONE SUCH INCIDENT DETAILED IS WHEN YOUNG JOHNNY WAS HIT HARD IN THE HEAD AREA BY A THICKLY BUILT WOODEN AND IRON SWING AS THE KIDS WERE PLAYING. JOHNNY LOST CONSCIOUSNESS FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME AND WAS TRANSPORTED BY A CRYING, VERY DISTRAUGHT BARRY BACK TO THE KID’S HOUSE AS THEY COULD NOT FIND A POLICE OFFICER. THIS EVENT WAS INSIDIOUS AND CRITICAL IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF JOHNNY GACY. JOHNNY SUFFERED ACUTE EFFECTS FROM THIS INJURY FOR WEEKS AND SOME VERY SEVERE. IT WAS THOUGHT TO HAVE CAUSED AMPLE BLEEDING ON THE BRAIN AND A CLOT FORMED. DURING RECOVERY JOHNNY SUFFERED SLURRED SPEECH. THIS IS IMPORTANT AS IT INDICATES POSSIBLE DAMAGE TO BROCA’S AREA WITH ACCOMPANYING STROKE. SO, THERE WAS A LOSS OF BLOOD FLOW TO THE AREA WITH ACCOMPANYING LOSS OF OXYGEN CAUSING THE DEATH OF CELLS IN THE IMMEDIATE AREA. MANY DOCTORS SPECULATE THAT THIS DAMAGE COULD HAVE AFFECTED HIS PSYCHOLOGICAL MAKE -UP IN SIGNIFICANT WAYS LEADING TO THE EXTREMES OF HIS PERSONALITY. JOHNNY WAS TO SUFFER LIFELONG PROBLEMS FROM THIS EVENT INCLUDING PERIODIC BLACKOUTS.

CHRISTMAS CAROLING GROUP BARRY AND JOHNNY
CHRISTMAS CAROLING GROUP BARRY AND JOHNNY

JOHNNY AND BARRY HAD MUCH IN COMMON. THEY BOTH LOVED CANDY AND WOULD SAVE TO BUY IT. THEIR FATHER’S WERE ABUSIVE ALCOHOLICS AND WOULD GO INTO RAGES. ONE DAY, BARRY ACCIDENTALLY SPILLED A DRINK ON MR. GACY. HE GOT VERY MAD ABOUT IT AND BARRY LEFT. JOHNNY HAD TO CLEAN HIS ROOM AND MOP THE KITCHEN FLOOR. IF HE TRIED TO SLACK OFF HIS FATHER WOULD LITERALLY KILL HIM SO HE NEVER MISSED HIS CHORES.JOHNNY WAS TO WALK THE DOG. AND IF HE DID NOT DO IT HIS FATHER WOULD WHIP HIS ASS. JOHNNY DRESSED VERY NEATLY AND WAS VERY WELL GROOMED AT ALL TIMES. BARRY WAS NOT GAY AND THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE TWO BOYS WAS A NORMAL FRIENDSHIP. MR. GACY DID NOT TOLERATE HOMOSEXUALITY AND IF HE EVER FOUND OUT THAT JOHNNY WAS ATTRACTED TO MALES HE WOULD HAVE LITERALLY KILLED HIM. GACY’S SISTERS WERE EXPECTED TO DO THE SAME AMOUNT OF WORK AS JOHNNY.