Author(s): Suze Rotolo
'I met Bob Dylan in 1961 when I was seventeen years old and he was twenty,' begins Suze Rotolo's wonderfully romantic story of their sweet but sometimes wrenching love affair and its eventual collapse under the pressure of Dylan's growing fame. It is Rotolo who is pictured with Dylan on the famous and iconic sleeve of his album "The Freewheelin Bob Dylan". She has never written about her time with him, and this memoir is therefore very eagerly anticipated.Set during the time when Dylan was writing the soundtrack to the cultural revolution of the 1960s, this is a unique and remarkable narrative of a place and time when art, culture and politics all seemed to be conspiring to make America freer, better and more equitable. With a supporting cast that includes Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, Phil Ochs, Joan Baez and Andy Warhol, this is the book not only Dylan fans but also anyone fascinated by the sixties will have been waiting for.This is an eagerly awaited memoir by the woman closest to Bob Dylan in the sixties. Every Dylan fan will be intrigued to read this book. Suze Rotolo has never written before about her time in the sixties - indeed, has been famously elusive to Dylan biographers.
"'A mouthwatering prospect. Rotolo was easily the second-most-compelling interviewee on No Direction Home; I hung onto her every word... The interest lies purely in the insight a very intelligent woman might provide on the formative period of a great artist' The Dylan Daily"
Suze Rotolo is an artist who lives in New York City with her family.