The stories are presented chronologically, beginning in 1956 with Margaret Stark's account of her high school date with Bobby Zimmerman and their subsequent meeting at Bob's 10-year Hibbing High School reunion. Due to the constantly changing circumstances of these fifty encounters, each story is unique in character and impact.
Compiled and edited by long-time Dylan devotee Tracy Johnson, and enhanced with 24 photographs (many of them previously unpublished), Encounters With Bob Dylan is must reading for all Dylan fans and serves as an example of "fan history" that would work admirably for other influential public figures. -- Midwest Book Review, March 2000
With so many quite pseudo-intellectual books on Dylan out there, I found it very refreshing to have a work that manages to both plainly entertain and give a bit of a psychological view on the man. These stories tell a lot about Dylan without ever claiming to do so.
"Encounters with Bob Dylan" is a very nice collection of interesting snapshots of moments served in bites, exactly the right thing for subway rides or the 30 minutes between going to bed and falling asleep. A highly enjoyable piece of work which I recommend to each of Dylan's fans. -- Christian Zeiser, Edlis Germany