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Manson in His Own Words

Manson in His Own Words Distilled from hundreds of hours of interviews Manson s story reveals an enormous amount of new information about his life and how it led to the Tate LaBianca murders and provides grim insight

  • Title: Manson in His Own Words
  • Author: Charles Manson Nuel Emmons
  • ISBN: 9780802130242
  • Page: 241
  • Format: Paperback
  • Distilled from hundreds of hours of interviews, Manson s story reveals an enormous amount of new information about his life and how it led to the 1969 Tate LaBianca murders, and provides grim insight into the making of a criminal mind 16 pages of photos.

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    1. Charles Manson Nuel Emmons

      American criminal who led the Manson Family, a quasi commune that arose in the U.S state of California in the later 1960s He was found guilty of conspiracy to commit the Tate LaBianca murders, which members of the group carried out at his instruction Through the joint responsibility rule of conspiracy, he was convicted of the murders themselves.Manson is forever associated with Helter Skelter , the term he took from the Beatles song of that name and construed as an apocalyptic race war that the murders were intended to precipitate This connection with rock music linked him, from the beginning of his notoriety, with pop culture, in which he became an emblem of insanity, violence, and the macabre Ultimately, the term was used as the title of the book that prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi wrote about the Manson murders.At the time the Family began to form, Manson was an unemployed ex convict, who had spent half his life in correctional institutions for a variety of offenses In the period before the murders, he was a distant fringe member of the Los Angeles music industry, chiefly via a chance association with Beach Boy Dennis Wilson After Manson was charged with the crimes, recordings of songs written and performed by him were released commercially a number of artists have covered his songs in the decades since.Manson s death sentence was automatically reduced to life imprisonment when a decision by the Supreme Court of California temporarily eliminated the state s death penalty California s eventual reestablishment of capital punishment did not affect Manson, who is an inmate at Corcoran State Prison.

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    1. Charles Manson is a person who comes with a whole host of associations, none of them particularly good but after reading this book and hearing his story on multiple podcasts I do think that, as he says in the book, the hype is artificial and unfair. I really don't think he has the ability to be an evil puppet master or manipulate others into murdering regardless of how much others try to say the culpability is all his. Charlie has spent only around 14 out of his 80 something years out of prison [...]


    2. This book is terrible and should really be titled 'Charles Manson in Emmons Words.Forget this pulp-fiction trash and stick with the only two books worth getting on the Manson case and the man himself -* The Manson File: Myth and Reality of an Outlaw Shaman by Nikolas Schreck of which the 900 + page fully updated 2011 edition is currently only available from Schrecks website but WELL WORTH getting.* Charles Manson Now by Marlin Marynick. "Emmons took his life, and put that in my book.en he took m [...]


    3. Article first published as Book Review: Manson In His Own Words by Charles Manson & Nuel Emmons on Blogcritics.Say what you want, but Charles Manson fascinates me. I do believe he is crazy and should not be out walking around, but, still, something about him makes me want to try to figure out how his mind works and why it works the way it does.Manson In His Own Words was a little bit helpful. Honestly, I don't know how much of it is accurate. The author Nuel Emmons says himself that he did n [...]


    4. Manson in his own words. Not the harbinger of the apocalyptic race war, I thought him to be. Just a man who spend half his life interned, hooking up with the sixties love generation. Who became later a victim of a media-hype and former friends snitching on him. Although he isn't 100% innocence.


    5. Out of all of the books I've read on Manson, this one is the least sensational and the most interesting, primarily of course because it was actually written in his words. Whether he's being honest or not, it's always compelling to hear a murder's version of events.


    6. This one's culled from interviews, and is therefore told, to some degree, in Manson's "voice". Oddly enough, this book, more than others, should be taken with a grain of salt, as being a pathological liar is part of the culture of psychopathy that Manson is steeped in. Given a relatively high star rating (I really wish we could use half-stars; this would be a 3.5) due to its entertainment value, rather than its veracity.



    7. It's difficult to tell how much in here is true because even by his own accounts, Manson was full of drugs for a few years of his life. He claims he has no special powers, no special abilities that caused people to do what he told them to. But when he talked, people listened. Most of the time, they were just as full of acid as he was. But they listened, and practiced what he preached. It was definitely an interesting read because most (if not all) other literature on the Manson murders tells the [...]


    8. Manson in his own Words is one of the best books I have ever read. The autobiography put me through the childhood of the infamous Charles Manson. Manson in his own Words at some points made me feel disgusted at some points because of how absurd and unusual it was. It made me realize the pain that Manson has gone through as a child and how he searched for a true and innocent life. It has many memorable lines that show why Manson did acts as a child and as an adult. This autobiography felt as a Ma [...]


    9. Very good to hear about Manson's life in his own words. How much is true we can't tell, but I did feel sorry for him a few times. He claims the worst he ever did was cut a man's ear off and pimp hoes. I believe him. Should he really be held responsible for what other people did of their own free will?


    10. I read this after I read Helter Skelter. This was Charles Manson's response to that book. This was his defense and his reasoning behind everything that happened. Whether you agree or not, it's a very intersting book to see how the mind of one of the most famous convicts ended up where he is.



    11. This was a GREAT book. It was totally unbiased and the author let Charlie do all of the talking. Very interesting to hear what he has to say about his life and how it turned out.


    12. I don't think these are "shocking confessions", and I don't think Manson is "the most dangerous man alive." However, this was a good read. There wasn't much that changed from the story I knew (mainly from listening to podcasts), but he definitely makes himself seem a little more innocent than he is at times. Everyone does that. Some parts were really disturbing, some parts were sad, some parts were amusing; there's a bit of everything in this story. I found the account of the ups and downs of th [...]



    13. This book was simply amazing. Not the series of events mind you, but the book itself. These crimes have always fascinated me because they were like a puzzle. Happening out of nowhere, for no apparent reason. It's always amazed me because I want to know exactly what happens, and why. I want to know how someones mind works. This book explains all of it. And who better to tell it than Manson himself. The author is ridiculously awesome as well. The author was an inmate with Manson at one point in ti [...]


    14. Well, he doesn't actually say he was innocentBut it's filled with interesting stuff--particularly about his childhood and his (albeit whitewashed) version of the murders. Worth a look, but only after Helter Skelter


    15. Good stuff! He really thinks outside the box. He forces us to look at ourselves. We are stinking liars so very often and so so deep inside.


    16. Charles Manson as a human being first, convicted felon second. Behind every incarnation of evil there is a flesh and blood person, even Hitler had a mother.


    17. As with any autobiography, there’s much that has to be taken with a grain of salt (even more so considering the manipulative tendencies of the subject at hand.) I admit I don’t know very much about the Manson family before reading this which made it more difficult to separate fact from fiction. Regardless, this book was very hard to put down! It’s definitely sparked my interest in reading more about Manson and more true crime books in general.


    18. Mansons childhood This was a good read. It gives a good look into his childhood and how he became a murderer. I didn't give 5 stars because there was not as much detail in the crimes he had committed.



    19. InterestingThis book takes you beyond what Helter Skelter did and gives insight into Charles Mansion in many of his own words. Very well writte with the author's insights included



    20. It is hard for me to rate this book because of the subject and the voice. It was good to get the other perspective, no matter how twisted it is. It was hard to read the callousness of his description of the crimes. Although he doesn't take much responsibility for the crimes he takes more than I expected. I think that this book is a glimpse into the mind of someone with an antisocial personality disorder.


    21. I really enjoyed this book. Interesting to hear it from Manson’s perspective as opposed to the usual true crime books.


    22. This book kind of grabbed my interest primarily because several members of “The Manson Family” have recently come up for parole, because there has been a substantial amount of time between the crimes and now and because aside from Charles Manson’s schizo interviews for tv, I have never heard from Manson himself.I would like to say to the victim’s families if they read the review or come across it – the man admitted his part in both nights’ activities. There was really no shying away [...]


    23. Extremely interesting book; an intenseive tracking of cultural forcings and how the development of assumed assignations, both cultural and historical, lead to the development of who Charles Manson was.I knew nothing about Manson before reading this. I had assumed he was a serial killer because that's what I was told (when, in fact, Manson didn't actually kill anyone), and reading this book lead me much, much further away from all of those little tidbits I had been told about who Manson was.This [...]


    24. Very disturbing book, yet somehow unremarkable. The book is a result of many jailhouse interviews between Manson and a former convict. Manson's childhood sounds pretty awful; an illegitimate child, he was passed among family members while his mother was in jail, moved frequently as a young child while living with his mother, and was finally relinquished to a boys' home so that he didn't get in the way of his mother's relationships.Aside from his time with an aunt and uncle who provided him with [...]


    25. The star rating given reflects my opinion within ‘the official rating system’.1 star: Didn’t Like it2 stars: It’s Okay3 stars: Liked it4 stars: Really Liked it5 stars: It Was AmazingI don’t really give a rat-fuck that there are some who think I ‘owe’ an explanation for my opinion. Nope, nada, and not sorry about it.Sometimes I may add notes to explain what my opinions are based on, and sometimes I don’t. I do this for me, on my books, in my library and I don’t ‘owe’ any sp [...]


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