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.
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 14 days 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 27 days ago by Rebecca
I love his book. What a fascinating time in history & what a complicated character Edie was. Prompt shipping. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Angelbabi014
The Only Book on Edie Sedgwick that should be ever read. I've read about 30 times. . .Published 1 month ago by Mas
This book was a little bit hard to get into because it doesn't really touch on Edie until about 100 pages in. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Susan Rehm
I've read this book at least 10 times. It's a great first hand account into the Andy Warhol scene of the 60's, centering around the tragic life of Edie Sedgwick. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jamie Belleveau
This book was clearly very well researched on the co-authors part. All the family background, and interviews with those who knew Her culminate into a more complete picture of... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Bleuelectrc
Read this years ago and loved the way the book works. Those days are gone so unless you want to move back into time don't buy this. Read morePublished 5 months ago by toilet guy