Swimming Underground by Mary Woronov
My Years in the Warhol Factory

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Actress, author & figurative painter Mary Woronov arrived in Warhol's Factory on a college school trip and never went home. Swimming Underground is the story of the years she spent there in a cavalcade of creative outcasts and over-the-edge experiences.  All the taboos that reigned in the early sixties were taken as sign posts through a narcotic, erotic and destructive urban haze, showing the way to violent discovery. The personal costs were extremely high, but Woronov faces them all with brutal honesty. How did Warhol get started? This is the book that will tell you. "Mary Woronov's terrifying and wonderfully written memoir is a sort of "Naked Brunch" that knocks all the other Warhol book's off the shelf. It's the scariest , funniest read in a long, long time," John Waters. This e-book edition includes a special collection of essays written by the author on Andy Warhol and unavailable in print editions.
 

About Mary Woronov

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Woronov is a fiction writer as well as a painter, and a film director.
 
Published August 6, 2013 by Montaldo Publishing. 149 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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Actress Woronov (Wake for the Angels, 1994, not reviewed), best known today for her work with Paul Bartel and Roger Corman, recalls her early career as a film personality and hanger-on with Andy Warhol.

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Swimming Underground: My Years in the Warhol Factory Mary Woronov with photographs by Billy Name Serpent's Tail £9.99, pp160 Buy it at BOL A doctor might make a great deal of Mary Woronov's reminiscences, her refusal to have sex, her so-called experiments in which she encouraged female friends ...

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Woronov (Wake for the Angels) was a Cornell undergraduate when she was ``discovered'' by Andy Warhol protege Gerard Malanga and suddenly found herself drawn into Warhol's notorious circle of counterculture hipsters.

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