Listeners can now subscribe to the remastered version of my free audiobook Nobody's Property: Living on the Remains of a Life in California on Podiobooks.com. I am working on scanning pictures and other ephemera from Jenny/Rose's trunk and on providing a free PDF of each chapter. Find the pictures and chapters on my living on the remains page.
When I was two years old, my parents and I lived for a while in a cottage up Laurel Canyon. There is a picture of me from this time: I'm wearing toddler-sized cowgirl buckskins, my red hair is in high pigtails poking out each side of my head, I'm smiling, and I'm holding a toothbrush. Remember, this was less than two years after the Manson Family came down from the Ranch and murdered Sharon Tate and her guests up on Cielo Drive. The crazed women tasted blood and used it to scrawl PIG on the door. They crashed more than a party; they crashed a culture. And across the continent and the ocean, people were looking for my Aunt Jenny.