NY: Viking, 2001. First edition. 424pp. Jacket photo by Fred McDarrah of the author reading from her first book. SIGNED by Di Prima on the title page. A memoir chronicling the first three decades of her life in New York, with everyone from Frank O'Hara to Jack Smith passing through. Includes an account of her 1962 West Coast trip where she met Wallace Berman, Robert Duncan, Michael McClure et al, and was joined intermittently by travelling companions La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela. Fine in dw.