Swimming Underground

This is Mary Woronov’s account of her near-lethal experiences in Andy Warhol’s Factory in the late 1960s. She takes the reader on a surreal trip to experience the sights, the sounds, moods, and decadence of a group of now infamous people (including Ondine Lou Reed, Nico, Gerald Malanga, International Velvet, Rotten Rita and Billy Name). It’s an amphetamine memoir of lives spinning out of control from an insider who was there at the centre, starring in the films, performing with Lou Reed.

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