Books by Robert Greenfield

Robert Greenfield is the author of a biography of Jerry Garcia and a book about rock impresario Bill Graham, which won a Ralph J. Gleason Award and the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for Excellence. He lives in California.


MOTHER AMERICAN NIGHT by John Perry Barlow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2018

"A yarn to read, with pleasure, alongside Ringolevio and The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test."
Wondrous tales of the hippie highway by Grateful Dead lyricist and internet pioneer Barlow. Read full book review >
BEAR by Robert Greenfield
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Essential for Deadheads but also an engaging cultural portrait for anyone interested in the era."
The high life and low times of the original Acid King. Read full book review >
AIN'T IT TIME WE SAID GOODBYE by Robert Greenfield
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 2014

"A book about one of the most interesting eras in the band's history, for those who have never read anything about the Rolling Stones or who need to read everything."
A rock journalist mines the same vein for the third time, parlaying his brief access to the Rolling Stones into a short book that reads more like an annotated magazine article. Read full book review >
ANYONE WHO HAD A HEART by Burt Bacharach
Released: May 7, 2013

"Illuminating and gritty, though Bacharach's remarks are occasionally self-serving."
Reminiscences of a master songwriter. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"A flavorful, balanced piece of music-biz history."
Greenfield (A Day in the Life: One Family, the Beautiful People, and the End of the Sixties, 2009, etc.) delivers a compulsively readable, evenhanded biography of Atlantic Records' founder. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2009

"Though it often reads like an extended society gossip column, the narrative is studded with enough trivia and name-dropping to engage ex-hippies and other fans of '60s culture."
Journalist and screenwriter Greenfield (Exile on Main St.: A Season in Hell with the Rolling Stones, 2006, etc.) pens a eulogy for the 1960s with his portrayal of the ascent and downfall of two upper-class wanderers. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 30, 2006

"There's much sleaze to be found in these pages, but precious little about how the Stones forged their rock-'n'-roll art."
Decadence, death and, oh yeah, the making of the quintessential Stones album. Read full book review >
TIMOTHY LEARY by Robert Greenfield
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2006

"A thorough, sternly bemused biography."
The lurid, yet strangely naïve life of the Harvard psychologist and LSD guru. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 1992

"Tremendous fun for rock fans and an affecting portrait of an extraordinary man. (Fifty b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Fascinating story of the rock impresario, who led many lives to the fullest. Read full book review >