Edie American Girl

1st pbk Edition

Paperback (14 Oct 1994)

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When Edie was first published, it quickly became an international bestseller 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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780802134103
Publisher: Grove Atlantic
Imprint: Grove Press
Pub date:
Edition: 1st pbk Edition
DEWEY: 791.43028092
DEWEY edition: 20
Language: English
Number of pages: 455
Weight: 654g
Height: 233mm
Width: 159mm
Spine width: 25mm