From Library Journal
The former editor of Andy Warhol's Interview magazine, Colacello has an insider's story to tell. This book is as bitchy and packed with names as its readers could want. The Andy Warhol Factory is described (not surprisingly) as an exploitative place where Andy got richer and richer while his drones worked harder and harder. Colacello's straightforward chronology of working and partying in Warhol's circle is tinged by his bitterness over a heavy workload and little pay at the Factory. His tone captures perfectly the self-obsessed philosophy that drove Warhol, his hangers-on, and the subculture of sex, drugs, parties, discos, and the New York art scene of the 1970s and early 1980s. Recommended for academic, art, and public libraries. Photos not seen. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 2/1/90.
- David Bryant, Belleville P.L., N.J.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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By far the best of Andy Warhol's portraits, including his own. A must for anyone even vaguely interested in Andy's life and times. (George Plimpton)
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Of the reminiscences that have appeared to date, Colacello's Holy Terror is certainly the best-written and most killingly observed. Dissecting Warhol with an amiable but sharp wit, Mr. Colacello also manages to give him more of a human dimension than anyone else has suceeded in doing. (The New York Times)
Gossipy, gutsy, and gripping... a work of startling immediacy and convincing honesty. As clearly as he captures those glitzy, gritty years, Colacello is even sharper in tracing his enigmatic subject's psyche. Crisply written, well-organized, this is a first-rate sweeping memoir of an astonishing cultural phenomenon. (Kirkus Reviews)
Perceptive, intuitive, and amusing... If you think you've read everything about Andy you better at least add Bob Colacello's. It's personal, candid, and compelling. (Liz Smith New York Daily News)