Every Last Tie by David Kaczynski (2016)
Kaczynski devotes a thoughtful, affectionate chapter to each member of his immediate family ... The book is an admirable attempt to examine Ted’s early life, offering us glimpses of a more psychological humanity. Most important, David reveals the roots of Ted’s affinity for nature and his increasing alienation from a world that he saw as driven by technological advancement and a digital revolution. ... [M]any of the recollections are revealingly intimate instances of a precocious but troubled boy.
A Dream Named You by David Kaczynski (2010)
At the time I began writing poetry, in the summer of 1996, I felt like a divided soul. On one hand, I was given a public image as the Unabomber’s good and responsible brother.
On the other, I endured a personal crisis as I watched my family and my world come apart.
The process of writing poetry is my attempt to reclaim and reintegrate (and also to question) my sense of who I was and am, to connect in some way the inward-facing and outward-facing aspects that presumably are needed to make a “whole” person.
In most public discourse, blocks of meaning are presented and accepted with little questioning. But in a poem, everything is up for grabs. Poets do not aim to fill space but rather to discover it - to uncover a world that is less determined, more open and alive.
The poems in this book are an attempt to trace a spiritual journey across such a landscape from loss to affirmation.
Beginnings by David Kaczynski (2022)
The desert's storied "emptiness" is an ever-fresh variation on the theme of openness, as the poems in Beginnings attempt to show, reflecting the author's 40-year connection with the Big Bend region (AKA, "The Last Frontier") of southwest Texas.
Autobiography of Wanda
Contained in Folder 9, Box 68, of Michigan Special Collections Library.
This is an account of the first ten years of my mother's life that she wrote in 1986 ... I have no doubt that the alcoholism and abuse portrayed by this autobiography were quite real. This is confirmed by a letter from my mother's sister Freda ... Also, on several occasions many years ago I heard my mother's brother, Benny Dombek, speak of their mother's alcoholism and abusiveness.