Wilderness of the Mind is a celebration of Marc's life and work through a host of photographs, drawings, lyrics, notes and personal reminiscences, the vast majority of which have never been published before, making it a treasure-trove for fans and collectors-and an eye- opener for more casual admirers, as Marc's diaries and scribbles openly reveal his sexuality and early way of life ("No rent to pay, landlord's a queen."). Many of the photographs were taken by co-author Caron, and are published here for the first time. There are dozens of pieces-lyrics, notes, letters, diaries and drawings-Marc's own hand, many given personally by Marc to Caron, or to Caron and John by Marc's parents after his death. Few of these have been seen before. Among those interviewed exclusively for the book are MIKE PRUSKIN, Marc's friend and early manager ("No-one has ever interviewed me before, and I'm the one who got Marc his first recording contract!"); ANDY ELLISON, co- member of John's Children; Marc's manager TONY HOWARD, who has remained silent until now and who also contributes an approving Foreword to the book; and MIKE MANSFIELD, producer of Supersonic and other notable rock shows, who talks about Marc's showmanship and their friendship. Morrissey offers a charming appreciation of his early hero. The book also includes a detailed look at Marc's TV and film appearances.