Restless Souls: The Sharon Tate Family’s Account of Stardom, the Manson Murders, and a Crusade for Justice by Alisa Statman and Brie Tate

Restless Souls: The Sharon Tate Family’s Account of Stardom, the Manson Murders, and a Crusade for Justice

By Alisa Statman and Brie Tate

Restless Souls remembers Sharon Tate’s life and death through her parents’ – Paul and Doris – and her sister Patti’s memories. The book chronicles the long journey each took in dealing with the senseless murder, and shares how the Tate’s went from victims, to victims advocates. From Paul Tate’s own investigation into his daughter’s murder, to Doris and Patti’s fights for victim’s rights, Restless Souls is an essential and important book.

Book Description: The gruesome murders of the beautiful and talented actress Sharon Tate, her unborn child and four others that same night at the hands of the notorious “Manson family” rocked the nation. As one of the most horrific crimes in modern history, these atrocities, the trial and the subsequent conviction of Charles Manson and his followers caused a media sensation, spawning movies, documentaries and bestselling books, including the classic Helter Skelter. A defining moment in an era otherwise associated with radical peace, love and understanding, this incident is one that still resonates with millions today.

Yet while this crime left an indelible mark on society’s consciousness, it was, first and foremost, a shattering personal tragedy for those closest to Sharon—the loving family left to cope with the emotional devastation of her loss. Now, after nearly forty years, their story is finally revealed…Continue

Pages: 400

Publisher: It Books; First Edition edition (February 21, 2012)

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4 Responses to Restless Souls: The Sharon Tate Family’s Account of Stardom, the Manson Murders, and a Crusade for Justice by Alisa Statman and Brie Tate

  1. Larry says:

    When I first read this book, it actually brought me to tears in certain sections, but when I found out that the author made up a lot of the “thoughts” and “words” of Doris, Paul, and even Patti, I was repulsed. The author actually lived at the Tate murder house, and has been obsessed for years with the Manson murders. When I read about her being so obsessed, I got really mad. She describes the murders like she was right there, watching, and hearing the whole thing go down. How does she know what was going on in Sharon’s mind when she was fixing to be stabbed? Personally, I think the book was a good read, but it was all fiction. It was based on real things only.

    • says:

      I found the book to be a very sincere tribute to Doris, Paul and Patti. I’m glad to see someone decided to go the extra mile and see their memoirs got published. There is no such thing as a perfect history book. Afterall, we all remember and interpret events differently. Some of the people who are hypercritical about this book are utterly ridiculous.

    • Jacquie says:

      While it was nice to hear Doris’ and Col. Paul Tate’s versions, the narrative is scattered ad convoluted.

      We, the readers, get no answers. I also feel the books intent was disingenuous. As if Statman has the clear answers on motive and now there should be closure. There is no closure here, the “Helter Skelter” theory initially presented was a smokescreen.
      These crimes were heinous, and the American public deserves some real answers, not media fabrication (which is rampant these days, unfortunately).

      For seekers of true facts, look elsewhere.

  2. Unclegilly says:

    I have only read excerpts, but those combined with Statman’s history and the liberty taken with some subject matter , says take with several huge grains of salt. I do not know what went on with the surviving Tate sisters, but why wouldn’t I take Debra Tate’s word? she was there, that accounts for more than the word of a super fan and a niece .that never even met Sharon Tate. However; I said I only read excerpts.

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