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Member of the family my story of Charles Manson, life inside his cult, and the darkness that ended the sixties

by Lake, Dianne,

Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 2017 2017
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Summary
In this poignant and disturbing memoir of lost innocence, coercion, survival, and healing, Dianne Lake chronicles her years with Charles Manson, revealing for the first time how she became the youngest member of his Family and offering new insights into one of the twentieth century's most notorious criminals and life as one of his "girls."At age fourteen Dianne Lake--with little more than a note in her pocket from her hippie parents granting her permission to leave them--became one of "Charlie's girls," a devoted acolyte of cult leader Charles Manson. Over the course of two years, the impressionable teenager endured manipulation, psychological control, and physical abuse as the harsh realities and looming darkness of Charles Manson's true nature revealed itself. From Spahn ranch and the group acid trips, to the Beatles' White Album and Manson's dangerous messiah-complex, Dianne tells the riveting story of the group's descent into madness as she lived it.Though she never participated in any of the group's gruesome crimes and was purposely insulated from them, Dianne was arrested with the rest of the Manson Family, and eventually learned enough to join the prosecution's case against them. With the help of good Samaritans, including the cop who first arrested her and later adopted her, the courageous young woman eventually found redemption and grew up to lead an ordinary life.While much has been written about Charles Manson, this riveting account from an actual Family member is a chilling portrait that recreates in vivid detail one of the most horrifying and fascinating chapters in modern American history.
Additional Information
Subjects Lake, Dianne
Manson, Charles, 1934-2017
Manson, Charles, 1934-2017 Friends and associates
Ex-cultists California Biography
Cults California
Mass murder California
Biography & Autobiography
True Crime
Nonfiction
History
Audiobooks.
1934-2017.
1934-2017
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :HarperAudio2017
2017
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Herman, Deborah.
OverDrive, Inc.
Participants/Performers Read by Dianne Lake.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: OverDrive Listen
Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Requires OverDrive app 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
Description 1 audio file : digital
ISBN 9780062749734
9780062749734
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