Edie: An American Biography

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Born into a family of wealthy and patrician New Englanders, Edie Sedgwick became, in the 1960s, bfoth an emblem of, and a memorial to, the doomed world spawned by Andy Warhol. Edie was outrageous, vulnerable and strikingly beautiful.Her childhood was dominated by a brutal but glamorous father. Fleeing to New York, she became an instant celebrity, known to everyone in the literary, artistic and fashionable worlds of the day. She was Warhol's twin soul, his creature, the superstar of his films and, finally, the victim of a life which he created for her. EDIE is an American fable on an epic scale -the story of a short, crowded and vivid life which is also the story of a decade.

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This book helped me hate Andy Warhol just a little less, because it is clear he was not responsible for the denigration and demise of Edie Sedgwick. Edie was going to end up dead of an overdose or a ... Read full review

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In this tragic and transfixing book presented as a series of transcribed interviews with those that knew her and in imitation of Warhol's verite cinamatic style we slowly discover an emotionaly ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Jean Stein has worked as an editor for a number of magazines, including The Paris Reviewand Esquire. She is co-author, with George Plimpton, of American Journey- The Times of Robert Kennedy and in 1990 she became the editor of the literary journal Grand Street.

George Plimpton was an author, an actor and a literary patron. In 1953 he co-founded The Paris Review and his books, including Out of My League, Paper Lion, Mad Ducks and Bears, One More July, Shadow Box, The Man in the Flying Lawn Chair, Truman Capoteand The Bogey Man. He died in September 2003.

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