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Subject: Manson family
Date Posted: 9/29/2009 10:51 AM ET
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I'm interested in Charles Manson (the morbid curiosities of a psychology major) so I was wondering what are the best Manson books you've read.  I've read Helter Skelter of course which was excellent.  Any other good suggestions along the same vein?

Subject: Manson-related books
Date Posted: 11/3/2009 8:11 PM ET
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Manson: In His Own Words by Nuel Emmons. This is the closest thing to an autobiography there is of Charles Manson. Somewhere between this and Bugliosi's Helter Skelter is the truth...

Ed Sanders' The Family offers another perspective on those famous events... I haven't finished it yet, but it's not bad so far.

If you're curious about the music, bootlegs exist, much of which can be found for free if you search online for music blogs. The most famous of these is called "Lie, the Love and Terror Cult," taking its title from an altered LIfe magazine cover featuring Manson.  Also, Guns N' Roses did a cover of the song "Look At Your Game, Girl" on their album "The Spaghetti Incident." It's a hidden track, if I remember correctly.

Last Edited on: 11/3/09 10:24 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 11/25/2009 1:34 PM ET
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I have just about every book ever written about the Manson family and I agree with the books that were mentioned in the above post. There are several books written by individual family members but most are written in jail and seem to be very self serving. When Kazza was a popular music downloading engine I actually downloaded alot of The Family's music creepy for sure.