So many people around the world read Suze's book, and told her how it had influenced their lives, memories, and dreams. Those sincere and heartfelt messages are now, too, a part of Suze's extraordinary story:
"I was born and now live in New York City, with interludes in Massachusetts and Italy.
A Freewheelin’ Time: A Memoir of Greenwich Village in the Sixties is the first book I've written. It was also published in the UK in 2008, and the British magazine, Uncut, placed it on their top ten list of best non-fiction music books of the year. France, Germany, and Japan have also published A Freewheelin’ Time and their editions came out in 2010.
I am primarily a visual artist affiliated with the Medialia Gallery in Manhattan where a selection of my work is on permanent display. Images of my artwork can be viewed at their website under Artists:
The work I make is known as Book Art, a term not easily defined. My definition is that it's a reinterpretation of the book as an art object, thereby altering the perception of what a book can be. I taught a Book Arts Workshop at the Parsons School of Design, in New York City, for a few years.
As for the world beyond my personal borders, in 2004 I joined the Billionaires for Bush, a street theater organization that took political activism seriously but took action with satire and panache. Their slogans were clever and to the point: Leave no Billionaire Behind, and Privatize Everything, are two examples. Participants chose a nom di guerre for themselves –the CEO was Phil T. Rich– and mine was Alla DaPie. At the huge demonstration in New York City protesting the Republican Convention, the Billionaires took to the streets in full regalia. Dressed to the nines, carrying signs declaring our loyalty to Bush/Cheney, the Billionaires entertained the police, the press and the demonstrators. And in the end the billionaires have won, haven't they?"