Finally, you can buy it in the States without paying the exorbitant cost of international postage.
The Z Collection is an illustrated memoir in the form of personal essays about Nelson Algren, William Burroughs, Norman Mailer, Allen Ginsberg, E.L. Doctorow, William Styron, Abbie Hoffman, among others, and about the literary underground of the 1960s. “Herman, a former assistant to Lawrence Ferlinghetti at City Lights Books, and a seasoned editor, publisher and journalist, paints intimate and vivid portraits … His most extensive and engaging essay underscores the vitality of 1960s counterculture, a time when he collaborated with a coterie of writers and artists. ‘The Z Collection’ brings the reader along as a traveling companion and offers tantalizing insights.” — The Times Literary Supplement (Douglas Field, reviewer) “Jan Herman writes with gusto. He charts an idiosyncratic journey with one foot in the counterculture, another in big-city journalism, and both hands forever poised above the keyboard.” —Hilary Holladay, author (Herbert Huncke: The Times Square Hustler Who Inspired Jack Kerouac and the Beat Generation) “‘The Z Collection’ shines a penetrating light on more than dozen countercultural and mainstream writers. It focuses a tight lens on each of them and makes them vividly present in ways you won’t find elsewhere. This ‘time capsule’ is full of literary surprises.” —Heathcote Williams, author (Shelley at Oxford; Whale Nation; and “Harold Pinter: A Portrait)