By Andy Warhol
A loosely shaped autobiography by means of Andy Warhol, instructed along with his trademark mix of irony and detachment
In The Philosophy of Andy Warhol—which, with the subtitle "(From A to B and again Again)," is much less a memoir than a set of riffs and reflections—he talks approximately love, intercourse, nutrients, good looks, reputation, paintings, funds, and good fortune; approximately big apple, the United States, and his adolescence in McKeesport, Pennsylvania; approximately his stable instances and undesirable in long island, the explosion of his profession within the sixties, and his lifestyles between celebrities.
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