Deborah Herman has co-authored two books on the Manson Family Cult. One is Member of the Family with Dianne “Snake” Lake. This book tells the story of what it was like to be with the Manson Family from the beginning. Although she did not participate in the crimes, Dianne Lake was an unwitting confessor and at the age of 17 testified against them.
The second book is the original manuscript written by Jury Foreman Herman Tubick in 1973. It was never published but was edited and released in 2019 for the 50th anniversary of what was the Trial of the 20th Century. Anyone interested in the background wranglings of the case should read this book. The Jury perspective is compared with the behind-the-scenes transcripts taken from Judge’s chambers outside of the purview of the Jury members. The reader sees both perspectives and how Manson tried to manipulate the legal system as he had his followers. We have a limited supply of Inside the Manson Jury signed by Dianne Lake and Deborah Herman.