Skip to Main Content (Press Enter)
A Freewheelin' Time by Suze Rotolo
Add A Freewheelin' Time to bookshelf
Add to Bookshelf
A Freewheelin' Time by Suze Rotolo
Paperback $17.00
May 12, 2009 | ISBN 9780767926881

Buy from Other Retailers:

See All Formats (1) +
  • May 12, 2009 | ISBN 9780767926881

    Buy from Other Retailers:

  • May 13, 2008 | ISBN 9780767929127

    Buy from Other Retailers:

Product Details


“A delightful surprise . . . [Rotolo] gracefully captures Greenwich Village as an enchanted lost world.” Entertainment Weekly

“A portrait-of-an-era . . . through [Rotolo’s] eyes, we see Dylan as a unique artist on his way to greatness.” People

“Artist Suze Rotolo pays rollicking homage to a revolutionary age.” Vogue

“Exhilarating . . . a moving account.” New York Times

“A perceptive, entertaining, and often touching book about a remarkable era in recent American cultural history, about a way of living, of making art, that couldn’t have happened at any other time or in any other place.” —Stephanie Zacharek, Salon

“Telling her own story more than Dylan’s, Rotolo writes with the lightest touch . . . She makes her own textures, so what is left out doesn’t feel as if it’s missing, and what is left in maps the territory she wants to bring into view.” —Griel Marcus, Interview

“Poignant . . . full of quick, deft sketches of key characters.” Guardian

“What a wonderful kid [Suze Rotolo] must have been—brave, openhearted, keenly observant and preternaturally wise, able to rise to the challenge of loving a genius like Bob Dylan and knowing when to let go. I’m glad I finally got to meet her in these pages.” —Joyce Johnson, author of Minor Characters

“Suze Rotolo digs hard and deep. Then she strolls, frets, and paints a gorgeous picture of a singular place and a time that was simpler but all tangled up. Best of all, she’s a natural writer who puts the beguiling voice, skeptical brow, shining eyes, and conductor’s hands I know right before you on the printed page. What’s her secret?” —Sean Wilentz

“A welcome, page-turning perspective conspicuously absent from the plethora of books on Dylan and the folk era of the 1960s: that of a woman witnessing it all from its cultural and political epicenter.” —Todd Haynes, screenwriter and director of I’m Not There

“There have been a lot of books written about Greenwich Village in the sixties,and I’ve probably read all of them. What makes Suze’s story so special is that she grew up in this neighborhood and she still lives here. She knows these crooked streets intimately, and they know her.” —Steve Earle

Looking for More Great Reads?
21 Books You’ve Been Meaning to Read
Get the latest updates about Suze Rotolo
And go from well-read to best read with book recs, deals and more in your inbox every week.
And go from well-read to best read with book recs, deals and more in your inbox every week.
By clicking “SIGN UP”, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to Penguin Random House’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use and understand that Penguin Random House collects certain categories of personal information for the purposes listed in that policy, discloses, sells, or shares certain personal information and retains personal information in accordance with the policy. You can opt-out of the sale or sharing of personal information anytime.
Something awesome is on its way.
Back to Top