"Raditz's book is not just an intimate and surprising portrait of Joni Mitchell at the very point she became famous - it is a front-line account of a time, place and attitude that have passed into legend. This is the story of a man who found himself trapped in a song, and the extraordinary events that led up to it. Packed with food, wine, smells and laughter, Genesis is a sensuous wonder in which Raditz's enthusiasm for life vibrates off the page."
- Kate Mossman, Arts Editor, The New Statesman magazine
"Cary Raditz's 1960s - full of glamour, mischief, outlaws, and every variety of hipster under the sun - lived out from Carolina to Crete to Quebec to Kabul - is so rapturously redolent of that era, that reading his page turner of a memoir transported me right back to that wild and magical time. And his love affair with Joni Mitchell - which affected her so much she wrote two songs ('Carey,' of course and 'California') about him - is irresistible. Bathe in the glorious yesterday of uber-top rock stars and funky Mediterranean caves with this glorious book."
- Sheila Weller, author of Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon - and the Journey of a Generation
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