by Mary Duncan
Mary Duncan’s memoir,Henry Miller is Under My Bed: People and Places on the Way to Paris, was first published by the award winning press Starhaven (UK) in 2008. Positive reviews were received from Lawrence Ferlinghetti, San Diego Magazine, San Diego Union-Tribune, Hugh Hefner, Noel Riley Fitch, Paris Writers News, Nexus: The Henry Miller Journal and Poetry International.
The Paris Writers Press acquired the rights and published a new edition in 2011 with photographs, a new cover and an epilogue.
Meet the famous, brilliant and dangerous people who influenced the life of Mary Duncan: From Henry Miller to Hugh Hefner; Francis Crick to Max Lerner; Simone de Beauvoir to Kafka’s Last Mistress; Irish Republican Army Members to Iranian and Nicaraguan soldiers.
Granddaughter of a bootlegger, Mary grew up in National City, a blue-collar suburb of San Diego. She did well in school and married a Protestant minister. As a professor at San Diego State University, she researched war- torn playgrounds in Belfast and Nicaragua.
For nearly two decades, she had a personal relationship with 60’s guru Max Lerner, much of it at the Playboy Mansion West. A United Nations conference took her to Moscow where she later founded a Shakespeare and Company Bookstore.
Mary now lives between La Jolla, California and Paris, where she created the Paris Writers Group. She is working on a new book about love, literature and death on a Paris street.
Read this Book
Henry Miller is Under My Bed is available at Shakespeare and Company Bookstore in Paris; D.G. Wills Bookstore in La Jolla, California, and Amazon.com.