»Though most of the literate world knows what’s to come, Guinn ably maintains suspense. Even if Manson is occasionally tedious, recounting over and over the Family’s peripatetic adventures — garbage diving for food, stealing, “creepy-crawling” into people’s homes at night — it stands as a definitive work: important for students of criminology, human behavior, popular culture, music, psychopathology and sociopathology, and compulsively readable for anyone who relishes nonfiction.«
How did a juvenile delinquent named Charles Manson become the notorious killer whose crimes still horrify us today? Ann Rule about the new biography Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson by Jeff Guinn. Her review at The New York Times.