Marilyn Manson has created a phantasmal world of freaks that has proved irresistible to a generation, while generating unprecedented controversy and protests from conservative and Christian organisations. "Dissecting Marilyn Manson", with its heavily visual approach, combines text and pictures to create the impression of a pathological scrapbook, emphasising the idea of the performer being put under the knife, reflecting the Manson mythos and exploring it in an irreverent but reliable manner. Each chapter exposes one gruesome angle after another, gradually revealing just what makes Marilyn Manson tick and just why so many find him so compelling. "Dissecting Marilyn Manson" offers the legion of dedicated Manson fans an alternative look into his macabre and twisted world. This revised and updated edition continues dissecting up to the present day, analysing recent developments in Manson's professional and private life, including his recent high profile court case, marriage to fetish model Dita Von Teese and subsequent divorce, and creative forays into the worlds of art and film.
Gavin Baddeley is one of the world's leading experts on Satanism and has written for many leading rock magazines. Like Marilyn Manson, Baddeley is also a priest of the Church of Satan. Both have received honorary Priesthoods, only awarded to those considered pivotal in the Church of Satan's development. Baddeley has been awarded for his journalistic work, and Manson for his work as a performer.