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November 6, 2020 at 10:18 am #6502Martha CarderGuest
by Jean Stein, George Plimpton
- Publisher: Grove Press
- Genres: biography, history, art, memoir, music, womens
- Language: english
- ISBN: 9780802134103 (0802134106)
- Format: paperback, 564 pages
- Author: Jean Stein, George Plimpton
- Release date: October 14, 1994
About The Book
Revised, with a new cover
When Edie was first published, it quickly became an international best-seller and then took its place among the classic books about the 1960s. Edie Sedgwick exploded into the public eye like a comet. She seemed to have it all: she was aristocratic and glamorous, vivacious and young, Andy Warhol’s superstar. But within a few years she flared out as quickly as she had appeared, and before she turned twenty-nine she was dead from a drug overdose.
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.
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