Released by the Jerry Garcia Family estate and made available to the public for the first time, these are some of the most candid, intimate interviews with Jerry Garcia ever published. Here, Garcia speaks openly about everything from growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area and his first encounters with early R&B to his thoughts on songwriting, LSD, the Beats and Neal Cassady, government, movies, and more. Illustrated with family photographs, ephemera, and Jerry's artwork, Jerry of Jerry presents uniquely poignant, unguarded, and astute moments, showing a side of Jerry that even his biggest fans have not known.
Dennis McNally is an author, historian and music publicist. He was the publicist for the Grateful Dead and the band's authorized biographer. He is the author of the bestselling history of the band, A Long Strange Trip: The Inside History of the Grateful Dead as well as the recently published On Highway 61: Music, Race and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom and Desolate Angel: Jack Kerouac, The Beat Generation. He lives in San Francisco.