Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson
My Life in 8 Words
MURDER BY THE BOOK
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. If you're bored, you have no one to blame but yourself.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. Tough question - I'm always happy being with my wife and two grown sons, but I aalso love being out on the road in my car, driving somewhere to interview someone about whatever is the subject of my current book project.
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. Truthfully, I'm envious of Baloo the Bear in Disney's Jungle Book. I always thought he had everything just where he wanted it to be.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. My personal heroes are Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., John Steinbeck and Admiral James Stockdale. I realize I don't have Holmes's intellect, Steinbeck's compassionate writing excellence, or Stockdale's personal courage. But I can at least do my best to emulate them.
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Integrity, energy, imagination.