My Vita, If You Will: The Uncollected Ed McClanahan
Author: Ed McClanahan
Publication date : 1998
A collection of essays and short works of fiction that includes the memoir Grateful Dead I Have Known.
The main part of Grateful Dead I Have Known was originally published in Playboy magazine in March 1972. For this collection an additional piece, A Brief Exegesis of Certain Sociophilosophical Themes in Robert Hunter's Lyrics To "New Speedway Boogie" is interwoven into the whole. The Brief Exegesis was originally published The Last Supplement To The Whole Earth Catalog.
Grateful Dead I Have Known was subsequently included in The Grateful Dead Reader (Readers on American Musicians), Dodd/Spaulding, 2000.