Charles Manson Now
Author: Marlin Marynick
Charles Manson Now is a critical dissection of what happened forty-one years ago when Manson family
members stormed the Polanski estate near Los Angeles and murdered five people, including one of
America's most beautiful, beloved actresses, Sharon Tate.This book is also a collage of Charles
Manson's own writing, a poetic, ironic, and disturbing account of his universe, from his childhood to his
time in the 8x12 prison cell where he is condemned to stay forever. It is Charles Manson, uncensored,
unedited, in his own words.When author Marlin Marynick was eight years old, he discovered a beat up
copy of Helter Skelter - the bestselling true crime book of all time written by Vincent Bugliosi, the lead
prosecutor at Charles Manson's trial. Bugliosi's portrait of Charles Manson as an icon of unbridled evil
haunted Marynick for years, well into his career as a psychiatric nurse and ultimately culminated when
he met Manson behind the tightly locked doors of California's Corcoran State Prison. In Charles Manson
Now, Marynick challenges the official version of events.
For the past fifteen years, author Marlin Marynick has been employed as a registered psychiatric nurse in
prisons and hospitals. He has worked in many areas of psychiatry with violent offenders and the mentally-
ill. Marlin is currently part of the crisis response team in Regina, Saskatchewan.