Beth Winegarner, Author of The Columbine Effect and Sacred Sonoma
Columbine High School shooters Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold weren't goth kids who played more Doom than their classmates. But after news outlets reported they were, teen goths and gamers felt the backlash for years. As police and journalists have rushed to explain other unthinkable massacres, heavy metal music, paganism, Satanism, occult practices and role-playing games have unfairly gotten caught in the crossfire. The Columbine Effect is the book that will help us understand how slayer, satanism and grand theft auto can be a healthy part of growing up.