Craig McGregor's edited collection is more than 35 years old, yet seems fresher and more balanced than many Dylan-worship items issued in today's marketplace. The book contains a wonderful range of items, starting with Robert Shelton's famous "New York Times" review in September 1961 that drew attention to the unknown performer and ending with an early 1970s essay by Wilfrid Mellers which meanders but is occasionally brilliant. Between these works are worthwhile interviews and feature articles by writers such as Nat Hentoff, Paul Nelson, Ralph G. Gleason, Robert Christgau, Lillian Roxon, and Nora Ephron. Some of the best Dylan interviews done by Jon Landau and John Cohen & Happy Traum are included, as are interesting items such as the New York Times articles announcing Dylan's motorcycle accident and related cancelation of a concert at Yale. The book is arranged chronologically, with Dylan's albums serving as the organizing framework. Overall, the book covers the key period of Dylan's career (though certainly by no means the only productive or important phase of his artistry), and it gives the reader a clear idea of changing public perceptions of Dylan, as well as Dylan's own remarkable development and transformation as a writer, singer, and performer. The book is well worth tracking down.