— My 10 Favorite Biographies of Drug Addicts, Alcoholics & Sybarites
(In No Particular Order)

Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay
By Nancy Milford

Nico: The End
By James Young

Lee Miller: A Life
By Carolyn Burke

Traci Lords Underneath It All
By Traci Elizabeth Lords

De Kooning
By Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan

The Long Hard Road Out of Hell
By Marilyn Manson and Neil Strauss

Edie: American Girl
By Jean Stein and George Plimpton

Been There, Done That: An Autobiography
By Eddie Fisher and David Fisher

A Little Original Sin: The Life and Work of Jane Bowles
By Millicent Dillon

No One Here Gets Out Alive
By Jerry Hopkins and Danny Sugerman

Marilyn Minter was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and currently lives and works in New York. She has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions including a show at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2005. Her work has also been included in group exhibitions at the Miami Art Museum; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Minter was included in the 2006 Whitney Biennial. This spring Minter had a solo exhibition at Salon 94, New York. In September, both the Zaha Hadid designed Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati and the newly opened contemporary art space ‘La Conservera’ in Murcia, Spain will present installations of Minter’s work, including large scale projections of her video, Green Pink Caviar.