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Edie, an American Biography Summary
Jean Stein

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Edie, an American Biography Summary

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"Edie: An American Biography" by Jean Stein is a non-fiction account of the life of Edie Sedgwick, an actress, model and socialite who came into prominence in the 1960s. Edie was one of the most popular women in the world for a time, although her psychological problems and drug addictions made her "reign" turbulent and short.

Many people associate Edie Sedgwick with The Factory, Andy Warhol's trendy art studio in Manhattan. Edie was a fixture at The Factory for less than two years, although her presence and status as one of Warhol's superstars is legendary. Edie Sedgwick grew up on a ranch near Santa Barbara, California and was the seventh of eight children born to Alice de Forest and Francis Sedgwick. The Sedgwick family was affluent and recognized as a force in art and politics. Many believe that Edie's privileged childhood allowed the heiress and socialite an excessive...

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