In a dazzling tapestry of voices--family, friends, lovers, rivals--the entire meteoric trajectory of Edie Sedgwick's life is brilliantly captured. And so is the Pop Art world of the '60s: the sex, drugs, fashion, music--the mad rush for pleasure and fame. All glitter and flash on the outside, it was hollow and desperate within--like Edie herself, and like her mentor, Andy Warhol. Alternately mesmerizing, tragic, and horrifying, this book shattered many myths about the '60s experience in America.
"This is the book of the Sixties that we have been waiting for."--Norman Mailer
"Through a kaleidoscope of seemingly fragmented voices, patterns form, giving brilliant definition to the very American tragedy of Edie Sedgwick, a woman...not likely to be forgotten after this haunting portrait."--Publishers Weekly
"Extraordinary...a fascinating narrative that is both meticulously reported and expertly orchestrated."--The New York Times
"An exceptionally seductive biography.... You can't put it down.... It has novelistic excitement."--Los Angeles Times Book Review
"What makes this book so unusual, unique almost, is the picture it paints of the New York counterculture. No one has ever done it better."--The Atlanta Journal & Constitution
Jean Stein has worked as an editor for a number of magazines, including The Paris Review and Esquire, when it was under the direction of the near-legendary magazine editor Clay Felker. In the 1960s, she moved to Washington, D.C. where, through her husband, attorney William Vanden Heuvel, she became interested in the political career of Robert F. Kennedy. Following his assassination, she completed her first book, an oral history of his life entitled American Journey. In 1990, she became the editor of the literary journal Grand Street. She has two daughters: Wendy, an actress, and Katrina, the editor-in-chief of The Nation.
I enjoyed this quite a bit. Putting this book together was quite an accomplishment. It's written by at least 50 people describing the lives of Edie, Andy, and her family. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Marc A. Gauvin
Very interesting ... names and places of an era of our history .Published 19 days ago by Robyn Ribot
Ever since,I first read this book about Edie Sedgwick, I was fascinated about her: fog, her amphetamines, and her pearls", just like Bob Dylan"s song in "Just like a... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Susan Morales
I am not some Edie fan girl. I didn't grow up knowing who she was and spending my teen years thinking it would be so cool to be some tragic, drug addled, trust fund dropout. Read morePublished 1 month ago by rosesalve
It was ok but wasn't the straight forward bio that I thought it was. Probably my own fault for not paying too much attention to the reviews and comments. Still, its not badPublished 1 month ago by Paul Murany
Wow!!! What a life!! Interesting read especially if Edie Sedgewick intrigues you.. really gives a deep understanding into her life.Published 2 months ago by Rebecca
I love his book. What a fascinating time in history & what a complicated character Edie was. Prompt shipping. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Angelbabi014
The Only Book on Edie Sedgwick that should be ever read. I've read about 30 times. . .Published 3 months ago by Mas