Edie: American Girl
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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Review: Edie: American GirlUser Review - Charlene Gordon - Goodreads
Fascinating oral history, one of very few books that I've kept after finishing it. What made it even more interesting to me was the time she spent around Santa Barbara and the fact that one of the people interviewed was an old boyfriend of mine. Read full review
Review: Edie: American GirlUser Review - John Cassidy - Goodreads
A terrific, but very sad, book. Also an amazingly quick read -- remember how fast it took you to plow through PLEASE KILL ME? you might have a contender here. The stories are wild, some utterly insane ... Read full review