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Dianne wasn't involved and was shortly thereafter rescued from this living hell by the authorities.
Possibly the saddest moment in the book is when she admits to police that she's just 16; the reader has nearly forgotten that the person being whipped around in a whirlwind of sex, drugs, violence and madness is only a kid.
He had become obsessed with the Beatles' White Album: apparently it predicted the violent rise of black America and whites' demise.
Manson began inciting his people to steal from "pigs" on night-time "creepy-crawly missions".
There was some physical and sexual violence, but especially, psychological manipulation: "The idea we were each his favourite (girl)," Dianne writes, "was the lie that kept the group together." They periodically moved, like a bizarre travelling clan, from one abandoned property to the next.