Member of the Family
My Story of Charles Manson, Life Inside His Cult, and the Darkness That Ended the SixtiesBook - 2017
"In late 1967, fourteen-year-old Dianne Lake became one of "Charlie's girls," a devoted acolyte of cult leader Charles Manson and member of his Family. Joining the group with little more than an old note from her hippie parents granting her permission to leave them, the two years that followed were a mixture of sexual manipulation, psychological control, and physical abuse, as the harsh realities and looming darkness of Charles Manson's true nature revealed themselves to the impressionable teenager ... And yet, in spite of her painful experiences, Dianne was one of the few to emerge stronger from the torment of the Family. With the help of the California police officer and his welcoming family who took her in as a foster child following her arrest, Dianne was able to transform her trauma into triumph, finding the courage to face Manson in court and achieving a redemption that allowed her to heal ..."--Dust jacket flap.
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: viii, 384 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm